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Cricket is psychological game.

Talk like an England cricketer

Don’t worry if you haven’t got time to listen to the fulfil their media obligations. Just pick one from each section of our automated interview response generator.

Introductory remark
To be fair
Obviously
Very much so
For me
Look
As I say
Being honest
In all fairness
I’d be lying if I said
We acknowledge
Of course

Individual
Monty
Straussy
Cooky
Trotty
Poor old Ravi
Belly
Finny
Priory (wicketkeeper, not depression place)
KP
Morgs
Broady
Jimmy
Swanny
Andy Flower
Giles Clarke

Acknowledgement
Is struggling with
Is suffering from
Is finding difficulties
Acknowledges he has a weakness with regards to
Is working hard on
Has done fantastically with
Puts an enormous amount of work into
Practices night and day on
Trains as hard as anyone with
Would be the first to admit that he’s isn’t
Is holding his hand up and admitting he’s
Has recently developed a problem with

Issue
Picking the doosra
Picking the straight one
Scoring against spinners
Hitting the ball
Missing Goochie
Drinking the water
Eating the food
Keeping anything down
Adapting to the hot weather in the UAE
Adapting to the cold weather in the UAE
Rushing to the loo every five minutes
Missing his family
Missing his dog
Missing EastEnders
Travelling poorly
Being out of the side
Being in the side
Dealing with depression
Undergoing an existential crisis
Being unable to catch
Finding Swanny’s banter a bit trying
Thinking KP should pipe down
Bantering on Twitter
Plugging his sponsors’ products
Having nightmares about mystery spinners
Understanding the DRS
Dealing with the media

But on the positive side…

Group
The guys
The bowling unit
The batting unit
The fielding unit
The bathroom unit
The batters
The bowlers
The coach
The captain
The senior players
The leadership group
Our friends and families
Cricket as a whole
The sporting community
The staff at the hotel
The medical staff
The Ashley Gileses of this world
The whole team
The whole squad
The whole squad and the backroom staff
The whole squad and the backroom staff and everyone connected with Team England

…is/are…

Action words and phrases
Communicating
Focusing
Being aggressive
Being supportive
Encouraging
Supporting each other
Concentrating hard
Being decisive
Working together
Sticking together
Concentrating on the basics
Hitting the right areas
Not allowing themselves to get sidetracked
Doing the simple things well
Relaxing on the golf course
Relaxing with the Xbox
Getting away from the game
Enjoying a night out
Visualising success

…to…

Dynamic closing statement
End this tour on a high
Take a long hard look a ourselves
Go into the one-day series with some momentum
Silence a few critics
Help him get over this bad patch
Realise that we have not become a bad team overnight
Take the positives from the situation
Iron out what we are sure is just a blip
Support our team-mate in this tough time
Show him that we are right behind him
Put these bad results behind us
Play with a smile on our face
Rise to the challenge
Show why we got to number one in the first place
End the Test series with a win
Restore some pride
And give ourselves something to build on

Example one
Look
Morgs
acknowledges he has a weakness with regards to
hitting the ball
but on the positive side
the whole squad and the backroom staff and everyone connected with Team England
are
working together
to
iron out what we are sure is just a blip

Example two
In all fairness
Cooky
is holding his hand up and admitting he’s
missing Goochie
but on the positive side
our friends and families
are
working together
to
show that we are right behind him

Example three
Of course
Belly
puts an enormous amount of work into
rushing to the loo every five minutes
but on the positive side
the bathroom unit
is
being supportive
to
help him get over this bad patch

 
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Posted by on February 3, 2012 in CRICKET

 

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Wayne Parnell Reverts to Islam

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According to a South African Newspaper Independent Online, Wayne Parnell has converted to Islamic faith. Proteas’ team manager Dr Mohammed Moosajee confirmed the news by saying: “It was his choice to embrace Islam.” His Islamic name is Whallid (waleed) which means ‘great one’.
Wayne Parnell has the honour to represent South Africa at very tender age. He came to limelight when he captained South African Under-19 team in the U-19 World Cup in 2008. He was the youngest player to get a central contract in 2009 at the age of 20 years.
Influence of fellow Protea players Hashim Amla and Imran Tahir on his change of faith is not confirmed yet, although an SMS was circulating citing the possible role of these two. According to the Newspaper, Amla’s agent Ismail Kajee said it was not true that the ODI (vice) captain (sic) had any influence in Parnell’s decision to convert to Islam.

He may continue to use his Christian name while playing for his nation. As his first Ramadan is approaching where he is expected to observe his first ever fast, attempts to contact him weren’t successful.

In the current team, he will be the third Muslim after Hashim Amla and Pakistan-born Imran Tahir. South Africa being an open and tolerant society ensures that he continues to lead his life and pursue his career as he was doing before. Happy new life to Whallid Parnell!

He is the second Christian to have reverted to Islam after Pakistan’s Yousuf Yohana (now Mohammad Yousuf) in 2006.

 
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Posted by on July 29, 2011 in CRICKET, Uncategorized

 

SHAHID KHAN AFRIDI RETIRES FROM CRICKET

Its a big blow to cricket fans and is unbelievable its all because of PCB…………..

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Posted by on May 30, 2011 in CRICKET

 

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Slap on face of Pakistani Youth & Modernists

Pakistan defeated by India in world cup semi final.Its not so bad or to get angry why we lost .Its a game and Pakistan were underdogs and they came up to semifinal without any playing any country at home for approx 3 years.Its sensational performance by the team.

So what’s annoying here is the behaviour of youth.They were dancing and music was played and ……..just gone mad before the match.The point I am clarifying is that all the year you watch Indian movies , love their channels , mad about there drama’s .Star plus and blah blah are your favourite channels .Their actors are your hero’s , their heroines are your darlings , beauty queens.

Why you want to defeat them in cricket match.Because this is the least you can do ! You will criticise your team after losing ,you will strike against them,you will abuse akmal brothers you will make fun of team management .This is all what you can do.

Did you know who were supporting your enemies , arch rivals ?Whom you wanted to defeat.

They were the indian actors , Indian heroines Indian stars whom you watch all the year  24/7, you love their acting , you copy their style.

Shame on you Pakistani youth ! Shame on you !

It was Amir khan your hero getting happy when Pakistan your national cricket team lost the wickets,lost the  match.It was Vivek Oberoi who was enjoying the defeat of your Pakistani national team, It was sonail shetti enjoying your defeat.

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Messaging circulating during the match at intense moments pray for them ,pray this… pray that …..

How you expects that your prayers will be accepted by ALMIGHTY ALLAH

at sixes or fours you plays drums ,all the year you love their films them and watch their Indian Premier League and at fall of wicket you ask for help from ALMIGHTY.

Wake up YOUTH its very sad.Nations don’t win like this Be a nation ! Don’t criticise your real heroes ,your national team.



Afridi I salute you for such a great

performance in world cup

,at the end what happened is a harsh reality……………..

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Posted by on March 30, 2011 in CRICKET, Uncategorized

 

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West Indies crushed ,Pakistan in Semi Final

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Intent of the day

Devon Smith started the first quarter-final in smashing fashion. He was offered a delivery that was a little shorter and a little wider than Umar Gul would have intended and he unleashed the square cut. It flew, razor sharp off his bat, past point and gave the West Indies a boundary. Smith’s stance, tall, upright and authoritative, indicated that the West Indies meant business. It’s a pity that the team’s actions after that, didn’t follow through.

Bail-breaking of the day

For years the cricket world has scratched its head collectively when Shivnarine Chanderpaul has come to the crease and taken guard. Off comes the bail, to be hammered senselessly into the spot where he takes guard with the top of the bat handle. Other West Indians, most notably Ramnaresh Sarwan, have started following suit. The ferocity with which they hammer the bail in, it’s surprising what happened today hasn’t happened before: Ronnie was hammering away in the 4th over of the innings, when the bail actually broke. Last we heard, the ICC hadn’t sent out a code of conduct disciplinary breach notice for violence against cricket equipment.

Over of the day

There was little surprise when Saeed Ajmal was picked in the XI today to counter West Indies’ battery of left-handers. There was probably more at the decision to open not with him but with Mohammad Hafeez, though he has long been a clever Powerplay operator. He began tightly against a restless Chris Gayle but the pressure he built in the first two overs told in his third. Devon Smith was so plumb he decided not to review it. Three balls later, Darren Bravo went lbw and though he was probably right to refer it, the decision went against him. A double-wicket maiden set the tone for the rest of the innings.

Referral of the day

No one is ever more convinced in asking for a fielding referral than Shahid Afridi. Off his own bowling he often doesn’t even ask anyone else, like the wicketkeeper, for an opinion, making the T-sign a part of his appeal. He asked for one today, a leg-before against Sarwan, which went against him but the best was a cheeky request for a referral to Billy Bowden after a leg-side wide was given in the 27th over of the innings.

The mini-scare of the day

Near the middle of the innings break, just as twilight was approaching, the time when lights are most needed to bridge the gap between day and night, the floodlights at the Shere-e-Bangla stadium went off. At the same time, a message appeared on the scoreboard “In the event that this match is not completed today, the players will return tomorrow. Please retain your tickets.” With the ground swiftly descending into darkness, some fans may have been searching for their tickets, crumpled up in their pockets or bags somewhere, just in case the lights never came back on. A few minutes later, the globes started twinkling again and the field was bathed in light in time for the second innings.

The one-handed slip dropper of the day

Younis Khan was made to practice his reaction time at first slip. First, was when Saeed Ajmal got Darren Sammy to get a leading edge off a regular offspinner. Younis put in a solid dive to his left and even got a hand on the ball but couldn’t hold on. Nine overs later he was tested again. This time by Wahab Riaz‘s attempt to dismiss Kemar Roach. Riaz angled one across the West Indian quick, who tried to steer it past slip. Younis dived to his right this time and got fingertips to it but the catch evaded him again. He did make up later with a nicely-judged catch at short midwicket to send back Roach.

 
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Posted by on March 23, 2011 in CRICKET

 

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Proud Australian Streak ended by Pakistan,History recalled

Finally the history recalled,Pakistan have ended the australian winning streak in cricket world cup since 1999 when they were last defeated by Pakistan.

Extremely great bowling performance by Pakistan.Umar Gul sensational ,Abdul Razzaq in great touch and every other contributed to make this happen in favour of Pakistan.Pakistan were considered under dogs before world cup and now they have topped their group with 10 points.

Three matches more to win the world cup , if they bowl like this the cup is there for sure.



Group A

Teams Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts Net RR For Against
Pakistan 6 5 1 0 0 10 +0.758 1312/275.1 1155/288.0
Sri Lanka 6 4 1 0 1 9 +2.582 1336/218.4 882/250.0
Australia 6 4 1 0 1 9 +1.123 1181/218.5 1030/241.0
New Zealand 6 4 2 0 0 8 +1.135 1257/241.3 1156/284.0
Zimbabwe 5 1 4 0 0 2 -0.669 980/238.0 1042/217.4
Canada 6 1 5 0 0 2 -1.987 1054/295.3 1582/284.5
Kenya 5 0 5 0 0 0 -3.005 785/250.0 1058/172.1

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Finally, after 34 games without defeat in the World Cup, Australia have been toppled. Intriguingly this sets up a likely clash between Australia and India in the quarters, while Pakistan will probably play West Indies.


Ill mannered Ausies continued to be ill mannered .

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Posted by on March 19, 2011 in CRICKET

 

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Tribute to legendary Shoaib Akhtar(Rawalpindi Express)

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Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
World Cup 19 18 893 765 30 4/46 4/46 25.50 5.13 29.7 1 0 0
ODIs 163 162 7764 6169 247 6/16 6/16 24.97 4.76 31.4 6 4 0
List A 221 10627 8522 338 6/16 6/16 25.21 4.81 31.4 13 7 0

.The legendary Shoaib Akhtar will retire after cricket world cup 2011.I will miss you and I have no others words……….The cricket world will miss you …………Pakistan cricket will miss you a lot.

In short

  • aggressive
  • Patriotic
  • Fast and furious
  • Fastest bowler ever on earth
  • Accepted the challenges
  • Afraid of no one
  • History maker
  • Fighter

I Salute you for serving Pakistan !

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Posted by on March 18, 2011 in CRICKET, Uncategorized

 

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