Who are the Champions?


Who are the Champions?

What else could a Pakistani have wished for on 23rd March eve!
Pakistan brings Asia Cup home! When the 11th edition of the Asia Cup
kicked off in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 11th March 2012, little did anyone
know that ten days later, on 22nd March, the whole Pakistani nation
would be celebrating with joy that would have no limit. The final of
Asia Cup 2012 crowned Pakistan as the Asian Champions.

 

 
A failed batting unit, a moderate total on the board, bowlers striving
to get wickets, but failing, and still Pakistan managed to hold the
trophy aloft. Last night’s game proved that if you have the
determination, you succeed in achieving your goal no matter what comes
in between. A nail-biting encounter that was decided on the last ball
of the match saw both the teams, Pakistan & Bangladesh, fight for the
glory. In the end one had to win & one had to lose. And this time,
Pakistan wrote its name in the book of winners. All those who watched
the match (I’m sure everyone did) would agree when I say, that it
was one match during which you could not have left your seat even for
a second. There was action on every ball! This match saw everything-
run outs, some spectacular catches, Afridi’s SIX and the list goes
on and on..

 

 
Pakistan’s victory would not have been possible without the
noteworthy performances of some players. Sarfaraz Ahmed’s knock of
46 runs made it possible for the Pakistan team to set up a respectable
total. A vital role was played by the ‘man of the crowd’ Shahid
Afridi who not only used the bat but also the ball to steer his team
to the title. He scored 32 runs and took one wicket. And this list
would be incomplete without the mention of the ‘Hero of the last
over’ AIZAZ CHEEMA. This guy knows how to bowl under pressure
situations. Four runs were required by Bangladesh off the last
delivery, Bangladeshi batsman Shahadat Hossain was unable to connect
Cheema’s yorker & Misbah-ul-Haq and his boys were celebrating!

 

 
But then who can forget the tears of the Bangladeshi team? We have won
the trophy but Bangladesh has won millions of hearts. Bangladesh’s
awesome performance changed the course of what was expected to be a
not-so-exciting and one-sided affair. Kudos to Bangladesh! Not taking
anything from the winners here, yes you guys have proven once again
that if there is unity, victory will come at your doorstep
automatically. So, stay united, keep practicing, keep winning & keep
bringing laurels home! PAKISTAN ZINDABAD!



A contributor for The News/Geo blogs

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  • Naziya_naziya45

    askm pakistan have ablity that no team has turn the match at impossible situation but the winner should be bangladesh keep banglatigers pakistan is best may allah blessed them with full rewards in international cricket

  • Aituhin07

    As a Bangladeshi I would say that Bangladeshi team should be sent to Pakistan.There are so many good hearted people in Pakistan as well as in Bangladesh. We, togather will hold the humanity,love, respect each other up and teach everybody that terrorism, brutality and killing innocent people is a sin.
    We the people of Bangladesh and the people of Pakistan will not surrender to the terrorist, will not surrender to the killer of innocent people.

  • jamal

    weldone beggal taiger

  • Rimibra

    Thanks to Allah! Pak team presented a beautiful and precious present on Pakistan Day otherwise Mujib’s Daughter was there to humiliate Pakistan and no doubt that she had no good intensions for Islamic Republic of Pakistan. She just ran away as soon as Pakistan won otherwise should have given award to winners without any predjudice.

    I was really impressed by Bangladeshi players and right in the beginning thought that they are going to win and even in the last moment when wrong throw gave Bangladeshi team an edge three runs but Pakistan baller having strong nerves helped Pakistan this marvellous win. Our warm and heartedly congratulations to team as well as All Pakistan. Pakistan Zinda O Paaianda Abad.

  • maria s

    You guys have proven once again
    that if there is unity, victory will come at your doorstep
    automatically. So, stay united, keep practicing, keep winning & keep
    bringing laurels home! PAKISTAN ZINDABAD!
    hear hear.
    Very well summarised, Ghuncha.

    • Ghuncha Khan

      Thankyou :)

  • Taj Ahmad

    I should give full credit to Pakistani team for a job well done in Asia Cup,
    and I would also give credit to Bangladesh, India who played well in
    this tournament.
    After winning Asia Cup, all Asian teams India,Sri Lanka and Bangladesh
    should visit to play all types of credit Test/ODI/T-20 matches in all
    big cities of Pakistan and there should be no security issues anymore.

  • Raj Chouhan

    Congratulations to all my dear brothers,sisters and sweat children of Pakistan. MAZAA AAYA asia cup matches were very exciting. Cricket is a religion which can unite India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. KEEP IT UP.

  • Saeed Anwar

    It would have been better had we lost all the matches except the match against India. We used to have a ratio of 7:3 or better against India which now stands at 1:3 in Indian favor (counting only the last 10 years). And the last time we won against India was back in 2009!

    We got very lucky in both our matches against Bangladesh and both the nail biters against the underdogs could have gone either way. We have a pathetic middle order in batting and our fielding is a disgrace. Even when we win, it is usually because of our bowling.

    We can get better only by acknowledging our weak points and strengthening them. Continued trial of Misbah’s, Maliks, Farhat’s etc. at the cost of our pride is not only baffling, it is criminal. One day captains have to be highly aggressive and Misbah is anything but that.

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  • Meali_9211

    pakistan is true champion after wha happened today and dirty tactics played by Bd cricket board it is proved now there is no need to respect Bangladesh call them jus a loser team coz they r

  • Meher

    Will you please cut the melodrama? Who ever looses cries big deal!!! We are a nation os emotional fools!!! Bangladesh slapped us across our face by challenging the result and here we are busy going oh poor bangladesh … oh they won hearts!!! Fed up of this non sense!!! We won thank God for that!!! They lost because one team had to loose!!! End of story … don’t know what is with us and going oh poor him oh poor her oh poor them!!!

  • M.Saeed

    Comments here clearly show the level of our sporting spirit!

    Bangladesh team definitely lost a unique chance of wining on their own home-ground in front of the home crowd. It might take some time for a repeat of the feat for them and therefore a natural sense of loss

    We should judge our reaction on this win against various earlier comments on this very site, when we blasted our players and Misbah on losing against India.
    It is not only the end result but the entire effort in the tournament that counts.

    I sincerely feel bad about Sri Lanka’s team, which lost all of its matches without winning even a single point. It does not mean that the team should be condemned for that out-of-form performance. You only learn from your mistakes and make amends where necessary.


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