One-day cricket, be it the 60-over version or the 50-over one, has made life hell for bowlers. With all the accent on containing the flow of runs, taking a wicket has become more or less pointless, and the fourth-column in a bowler’s figures has been of interest only to the bowler or his family.
The new 20-over version of the game, with the football style “bowlout” in case of a tie, has taken the game to a new low, where all that counts is hitting the stumps without a batsman in between. And to think that Pakistan, with so many good “javelin throwers” in the squad couldn’t hit it once, takes the breath away.
Maybe, lagori helps those who help themselves.
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