Lesson is being taught right now. If India and SA boards had good relations, India would have been playing boxing day and new year's test in SA. And a much longer tour, with dates confirmed in advance.
Money's a big part. There's a reason that no current international player from Eng/Aus is in this World XI. But also pressure from boards. Clearly there's some sort of deal made between PCB and South African board. I'm expecting that Pakistan will play a short series to fill the gap for South Africa's missing boxing day test match. PCB probably is negotiating for more than just strong proteas representation on the world xi. They want some gora cricketers on an actual tour.
Amla, Tahir, Behradian, Parnell, Moeen, Rashid, Hameed, Sikander Raza, Khwaja, Shakib, Tamim, Nabi + a few other random Afghan players. Non Muslims aren't safe there, period. At least with these guys the jihadis will refrain from explosions and target practice. Even Indian Muslims like Shami, Sarfraz etc will be sitting ducks for their deep state.
Pakistan needs to stop indulging in terrorism before we see any improvement in any sports. The best chance is for world to destroy the Pakistani army and then Pakistani people will become peaceful. Pakistani people are being held hostage by Pakistani Army.
15-year-old Kid when he complained about the short rations at lunch at a training camp at Brabourne Stadium in 1974 was told by the autthorities "THERE ARE NO FAST BOWLERS IN INDIA TO GET FULL RATION IN LUNCH". The judgment was hurtful, but not unfounded. In the last Test India had played at home, for example, the new ball had been taken by Eknath Solkar (two overs) and Sunil Gavaskar (one over), then surrendered to the slow-bowling wiles of Bedi, Chandra and Prasanna. That 15 Year old kid was not accepted by Desh Prem Azad on first attempt because he always wanted to hit ball out of boundary, but his father somehow convinced the great coach. Few would have lived up to the demands, but that did it, day in and day out. His school finished at 1.30 PM; he cycled back home by 1.50; he had his lunch before he left at 2.15; he reached the ground at 2.40; and practised till light faded, which was quite late in Chandigarh summers — when day temperatures often soared above 40°. The effort paid off. And the kid become India's Best All rounder ever , Indian Cricketer of century , Indian biggest ever match winner and Cricket Star KAPIL DEV NIKHUNJ. Kapil Paaji is doubtlessly the Biggest Cricketer ever produced by India or even we can say Asia. Just like Sehwag, his greatness cannot be measured with stats. His Impact and his motivation on his team mates and fear among opposition was matchless. One story from Gavaskar summed up Kapil's influence. "At Tunbridge wells, we were down in the dumps at 17 for 5. I don't think people really understand what an innings Kapil played then. Your top order was not able to lay bat on ball, but here came a man who started hitting the same ball to all corners of the ground. Because of 60-over games, there used to be a lunch and a tea break - the lunch before the end of the first innings."When Kapil came for lunch, there was nobody in the dressing room, just a glass of orange juice on his seat. None of us was in the lunch room either; we were hiding our faces. Here was a man who had shown how we should have batted. It was from there the Indian team took off, and started to once again believe in themselves. He is the greatest cricketer India has ever produced.First Asian Captain to win WC, World record holder as a Batsman with Highest strike rate for decade and Ex-Record holder of Most ODI and Test wickets, He surely counts as Greatest Indian ATG Some less known facts about Kapil Paaji : Every One remembers Kapil Dev's 175* vs Zim in 1983. Very few people know its was the first ODI century scored by an Indian. And that too at a S/R of 140+ in in 80's. Superhuman achievement indeed. Everyone is aware of the fact that Kapil went past Richard Hadlee’s world record tally of 431 Test wickets to become the leading wicket-taker at Green Park, 1993-94. A less-remembered fact is that he became the leading wicket-taker in both Tests and ODIs when he reached the milestone. He is the only bowler between Dennis Lillee and Muttiah Muralitharan to achieve this. Very Rare people knows that KAPIL DEV has not missed even a single match because of an injury in 16 years of his career. He also played almost 184 innings and never got run out.He is one of the most fit players the World has/had. For Me , Kapil Paaji comes at No.1 in India's ATG List , followed by Sunil Gavaskar at No.2 and Sachin Tendulkar at No.3
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