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Whats up with ex-Pakistani cricketers becoming Youtubers?

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is it a financial issue or the need to be relevant? its just odd how many of these foreign cricketers have now started their own channels while most Indian cricketers don't seem to be interested in these things. Kudos to BCCI for taking care of retired players as well. I remember the days when Ranji players were given peanuts and were left fending for themselves after retiring in their 30s.

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50 minutes ago, SecondSlip said:

Millions of Indian millennials go on YouTube all the time.
 

These Pakistanis are trying to earn income by kissing our :reddy: and praising us non stop on their YouTube channels. 
 

Indian audience = :money:

Not only pakistanis, thousands of western vloggers feed off Indian viewers by fake kissing our ass. 

 

I just cringe at those

 

"What *insert some country*ians think about India?"

 

*some country*Ian reacts to Indian food, music , Bollywood scenes etc etc etc........

 

I mean who cares what they think about us ?

 

Well turns out millions do.  :orderorder:

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Even Basit Ali is praising Team India and our players, hadd hoti hai yaar, Pakistaniyon kuch toh standard rakho :facepalm:, kahaan gaya tumhara jazba, junoon...dushman se is tarah pesh aoge? Kuch din pehle ki baat hai....

 

 

Aur ab unhi kafiron ka g@nd choomne aa chale, where is DilDilPakistan spirit? Where is Muscleman aggression? Why isn't genetics kicking in? 

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24 minutes ago, Gollum said:

Even Basit Ali is praising Team India and our players, hadd hoti hai yaar, Pakistaniyon kuch toh standard rakho :facepalm:, kahaan gaya tumhara jazba, junoon...dushman se is tarah pesh aoge? Kuch din pehle ki baat hai....

 

 

Aur ab unhi kafiron ka g@nd choomne aa chale, where is DilDilPakistan spirit? Where is Muscleman aggression? Why isn't genetics kicking in? 

 

Lol wow. 

 

So this Bashit guy has been crying at us forever. :phehe:

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3 hours ago, Zero_Unit said:

huge following plus easy views = money in pocket for minimal work. Why not? If anything, more players should do it. Hell you can take a walk down the street sipping on a cup of coffee and you'll still get the views.

Yup, can't blame them for making use of what's available to them. That being said, it would be nice if they focus more on the cricketing aspect and less on criticizing and sensationalist headlines.

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35 minutes ago, nevada said:

Yup, can't blame them for making use of what's available to them. That being said, it would be nice if they focus more on the cricketing aspect and less on criticizing and sensationalist headlines.

Not gonna lie, i've watched couple of Afridi's video myself in the past  :cantstop:

He was my fav PAK player, was always curious what he was upto on his daily life.

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4 hours ago, Shaz1 said:

Even ex Indian players have them.

which ones? I don't know any of any.

 

Also, this is not a Pakistan- bashing thread. It just highlights the fact that many of these players really have no source of income after they retire. At most, they can work in an academy or come on tv shows once in a while to earn some money.

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8 hours ago, Norman said:

Not only pakistanis, thousands of western vloggers feed off Indian viewers by fake kissing our ass. 

 

I just cringe at those

 

"What *insert some country*ians think about India?"

 

*some country*Ian reacts to Indian food, music , Bollywood scenes etc etc etc........

 

I mean who cares what they think about us ?

 

Well turns out millions do.  :orderorder:

don't like any of those reaction channels. its clear many of the western millennials are bums with minimum wage paying jobs so now suddenly they found a new love for Asian countries so they do this crap, but in anonymity, they will be the first ones to call us the usual racist stereotypes. 

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Firstly, Good for them to identify and take advantage of a revenue stream. Nothing wrong with it.

 

However my problem is the hypocrisy as people mentioned above of these guys. As cringeworthy as Sehwag was, he thought he was funny and made a buffoon out of himself where as Rashid Latif response was so bitter you could see the hatred he harbors. 

 

Guys like Rameez or Shoaib are fine but they never have anything intelligent  to say. Same old clichés

 

I don't subscribe but definitely click on the videos whenever Pak receives a drubbing. trust me it is great entertainment. Rest of the time don't care. 

 

By the way read some of the comments from some naïve and chewt Indians on their channels, You read comments like Basit Ali is a great analyst and Rashid bhai is a genius etc etc. Makes me cringe. Any way that's kind of a win for them

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2 hours ago, FischerTal said:

which ones? I don't know any of any.

 

Also, this is not a Pakistan- bashing thread. It just highlights the fact that many of these players really have no source of income after they retire. At most, they can work in an academy or come on tv shows once in a while to earn some money.

 

 

 

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I don’t see why this is a big deal. These guys are already getting paid by channels. I think this is more or less to help them grow a following business wise. And say things they normally can’t say on TV due to there contracts. Heck if you watch some of these videos they are very well edited so they defiantly got a paid editor. It could probably even be a sponsorship deal by some company. Its extra cash who would not want it? Have you guys ever considered maybe things work differently in Pakistan? Maybe these big companies value youtube more than India. Youtube is huge there.

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13 minutes ago, Shaz1 said:

I don’t see why this is a big deal. These guys are already getting paid by channels. I think this is more or less to help them grow a following business wise. And say things they normally can’t say on TV due to there contracts. Heck if you watch some of these videos they are very well edited so they defiantly got a paid editor. It could probably even be a sponsorship deal by some company. Its extra cash who would not want it? Have you guys ever considered maybe things work differently in Pakistan? Maybe these big companies value youtube more than India. Youtube is huge there.

Huh? Youtubers' income depends on subscriber and views. So I will leave it to you to figure out where those views and subscribers will come in large numbers especially on a topic related to cricket.

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4 minutes ago, maniac said:

Huh? Youtubers' income depends on subscriber and views. So I will leave it to you to figure out where those views and subscribers will come in large numbers especially on a topic related to cricket.

If you don’t believe me than look at Ramiz’s show. Look at whose sponsoring him to make videos.

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1 hour ago, maniac said:

And what is the end goal of sponsors?

Promotion. They use these cricketer to get promotion on youtube since youtube is viewed by world wide audience. They are clearly targeting Indian and Pakistani cricket fans. And if you wanna say sub counts garner them money. Well look at how fast they have grown. 

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4 minutes ago, Shaz1 said:

Promotion. They use these cricketer to get promotion on youtube since youtube is viewed by world wide audience. They are clearly targeting Indian and Pakistani cricket fans. And if you wanna say sub counts garner them money. Well look at how fast they have grown. 

:hmmmm2: WTF does that even mean?

 

so are you agreeing with me or disagreeing I still can't figure out? 

 

 

 

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8 hours ago, maniac said:

Firstly, Good for them to identify and take advantage of a revenue stream. Nothing wrong with it.

 

However my problem is the hypocrisy as people mentioned above of these guys. As cringeworthy as Sehwag was, he thought he was funny and made a buffoon out of himself where as Rashid Latif response was so bitter you could see the hatred he harbors. 

 

Guys like Rameez or Shoaib are fine but they never have anything intelligent  to say. Same old clichés

 

I don't subscribe but definitely click on the videos whenever Pak receives a drubbing. trust me it is great entertainment. Rest of the time don't care. 

 

By the way read some of the comments from some naïve and chewt Indians on their channels, You read comments like Basit Ali is a great analyst and Rashid bhai is a genius etc etc. Makes me cringe. Any way that's kind of a win for them

Watched lots of them yesterday, now i understand what you were referring to on the other thread.

Akhtar is a narcissist. Kept talking about himself.  I couldnt bear Rameez , he is just as bad as he is in commentary box. 

Idiot indians forgetting basit is the same guy who few months back said India lost to England on purpose to keep pak out of semis. 

I have heard latif in past,  i found him balanced even them. Maybe there are some idiotic videos of him as well. 

 

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Pak youtubers are entertaining because they have no filter about their own team. Unlike Indian ex cricketers where everyone toes the company line and sticks to the script, these guys tear their own team to shreds and ask uncomfortable questions. Some of our own cricketers (Bishen Singh Bedi etc) used to do this but now they cant even criticise the team where its deserved.

 

But when it comes to India, Pak youtubers praise our team way too much because our population and cheap internet is a good revenue stream. Indians online are hyper sensitive when it comes to online criticism but run to any source who praises us regardless of whether the praise is sincere or not

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