A bouncer is nothing less than a nightmare for batsmen across the world. In the ongoing Test series between Pakistan and New Zealand, opener Ahmed Shehzad was at the receiving end as a bouncer hit him on the side of the head.
Before the recently concluded Test series against Australia, two veteran Pakistani batsmen – Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan – were not sure about their future in international cricket. While Younis was upset with his contract being downgraded by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Misbah had a poor run with the bat and many believed it was time for him to hand over the captaincy to a much worthy candidate.
After helping Pakistan register their first Test series win over Australia in two decades, team coach Waqar Younis has revealed the keys to the success. He said that determination, dedication and discipline had helped them achieve the feat.
Turmoil is a word, which could be the perfect synonym for Pakistan cricket. The country has been marred with controversies over the years, and the way cricket is run by its officials, the decline of its cricket team over the years, is not at all surprising.
Pakistan's manager and chief selector Moin Khan has shot back at his critics insisting senior batsman Younis Khan was dropped from the one-day squad only for the Australia series and that he was always in reckoning for the Test rubber.