29 Feb 2004 13:32:50
CiL
Jimmy: ' crowd screamed at Imran to Kill me'


From the rsc archives, a article extract posted by rk
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Mohinder has written at length about that tour
which reactivated Indo-Pak cricket after the first
war in early Sixties. In order to beat India, the
Pakistani Cricket Board defied the International
Cricket Council's ban on Packer's rebels and
recalled Imran and his gang.

Mohinder reminisces: ``The tour did not start in a
friendly manner at all and the umpires were
hostile and attitude very annoying. Some angry
words were exchanged between Sunil Gavaskar and
one umpire. After lunch, the umpires refused to
officiate demanding an apology from Gavaskar,
captain Bishen Bedi and manager. Eventually, a
compromise was reached and match restarted.

During the tour, particularly the Lahore Test
which India lost, the umpiring was atrocious.

According to Mohinder, Gavaskar and Chetan Chauhan
were given out wrongly. one umpire. After lunch, the umpires
refused to officiate demanding an apology from Gavaskar,
captain Bishen Bedi and manager. Eventually, a
compromise was reached and match restarted.

During the tour, particularly the Lahore Test
which India lost, the umpiring was atrocious.

According to Mohinder, Gavaskar and Chetan Chauhan
were given out wrongly.

The significant factor was that Pakistani
President General Zia came everyday and all were
determined to see Pakistan win. The General
personally went to the hotel and congratulated
Pakistani captain Mushtaq Mohammed, he adds.

About the Sahiwal One-day International, Mohinder
narrates that the relations between captains
Mushtaq and Bedi had reached its nadir. Both
hardly spoke to each other despite playing
together for ten years in English county cricket.

At Sahiwal, Pakistani fast bowlers hurled bouncers
at Gundappa Vishwanath and India's appeal went to
deaf ears. A Pakistani official had the cheek to
suggest that Vishwanath was very short hence a
taller player should be sent to bat. ``The
Pakistani players were abusive and crowed screamed
at Imran to kill me,'' Mohinder says.

A year before, Mohinder had gone through another
turbulent tour of West Indies where Clive Lloyd,
badgered for losing the Test, ordered Michael

The significant factor was that Pakistani
At Sahiwal, Pakistani fast bowlers hurled bouncers
at Gundappa Vishwanath and India's appeal went to
deaf ears. A Pakistani official had the cheek to
suggest that Vishwanath was very short hence a
taller player should be sent to bat. ``The
Pakistani players were abusive and crowed screamed
at Imran to kill me,'' Mohinder says.

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More with lots more stories ( How SMG used to spot Marshall' bouncer
or the movie that Sandeep Patil would keep playing in the videocoach
bus during 83 WC) at
http://tinyurl.com/ywvdl

And the Farting shot

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http://www.indianexpress.com/archive_full_story.php?content_id=41234
Irfan Pathan
‘‘I was bowling well in Australia but I gave away too many runs
there’’, he said. ‘‘I was learning with every game but I always felt I
had a lot to learn. I was giving away too many loose deliveries for
the batsmen to hit and I was also not bowling my yorkers or my slower
balls with much effect,” said Irfan.
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this generousity with runs, when he feels he is bowling well....
atleast Lee never thought he was bowling well and in form, when runs
were going.
Hmm... Imagine if Irfan cracks under Indo-Pak pressure and doesnt bowl
well, how many runs would he bleed....

CiL
Be AFRAID, VERY AFRAID..........