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y-factor
March 23, 2012, 11:14 AM
All said and done, with new threads being opened every minute, I think its important for us to congratulate the winners of Asia Cup 2012 -- Pakistan.

Controversy free, playing cricket that isn't as exciting as the Pakistan of old, senior most team with regards to age, not the best batting line up, definitely some of the worst fielders, but regardless of it all -- Misbahs Pakistan have played every game with honesty and a lot of passion.

Their fielding in the final was quite surprising to see. Ajmal making a diving save in the outfield... wow :applause:. This is definitely not the strongest XI though and Pakistan need to draft in a lot of young players to prepare themselves for 2015 World Cup. Maybe even give Hafeez the captaincy since Misbah is already 37. But all of that later. Congratulations Pakistan. Hopefully we will play you guys again and beat you. For now, the grass is greener in your side. :)

Shubho
March 23, 2012, 11:17 AM
I have got to give them credit. They were the better team. They won the title fair and square.

I am not a fan of Pakistan. Never was. Never will be. There's just too much bad blood there. But have got to give credit where credit is due. They were ice cool and deserved to win the title every bit as much as we did.

MohammedC
March 23, 2012, 11:19 AM
Congratulation Pakistan you held your nerve at the right moment and won it for your country.

Shaan
March 23, 2012, 11:21 AM
yes, Congratulations team Pakistan !! you guys played really the best game what a champion needed. I have to say at the needed time Afridi, Aizaz and specially Younis(three turning catches) shined and and snatched the victory !!

TIKBoss
March 23, 2012, 11:25 AM
Well deserved victory, Tigers made them earn it

Jadukor
March 23, 2012, 11:34 AM
Congratulations to Misbah as well for his fantastic use of bowling changes. He used the 10 overs from ajmal perfectly and kept torturing our batters throughout with ajmal's short spells.

Shubho
March 23, 2012, 11:36 AM
Ajmal really is an unbelievably clever bowler.

roman
March 23, 2012, 11:39 AM
Congratz Pakistan. Well deserved

Night_wolf
March 23, 2012, 11:42 AM
wanted to congratulate them...then read some comments in PP(i still dont know why i went there)...now have no heart to congratulate them

Congrats Bangladesh for the fighting sprite

Tiger444
March 23, 2012, 11:49 AM
Good thread and congrats to them. There is a reason why Pakistan is an elite team and they've shown it over the years. They definitely have the best spin unit in the world. Then not to mention their pacers. Gul and Cheema are incredibly smart bowlers and our pacers could learn from them. Their batting could be better though. They should definitely include Ahmed Shehzad. If they play him then they could be a very strong team. Best of luck to them and we might face them again real soon on their home soil.
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meazz1
March 23, 2012, 11:54 AM
congratulations for such a dramatic game.
At the end of the day, the better team won the trophy.

BANFAN
March 23, 2012, 12:09 PM
Ya, congrats Pakistan....great game of cricket....

BANFAN
March 23, 2012, 12:11 PM
wanted to congratulate them...then read some comments in PP(i still dont know why i went there)...now have no heart to congratulate them

Congrats Bangladesh for the fighting sprite

I visited all their threads concerning BD and this match... I found all 99% on our side... What did really put you off ??

NoName
March 23, 2012, 12:11 PM
Awesome job, Cheema sure knew how to keep his cool bowling the death overs.

Night_wolf
March 23, 2012, 12:14 PM
I visited all their threads concerning BD and this match... I found all 99% on our side... What did really put you off ??

East Pakistan

i know there is 1 or 2 idiots everywhere but still..

Purbasha T
March 23, 2012, 01:05 PM
The experience came into play at the end. Every time it looked like a big hit was gonna put it in our favour, they clawed back to maintain their edge. Congrats.

Purbasha T
March 23, 2012, 01:08 PM
Comments from a few FB posters:

I don't mean to be a kill-joy but "Bangladesh" defeated India we didn't. It's kind of sad how we seem to think Bangladesh is still a part of us when Bengalis don't want to have anything to do with us. Yes i'm happy that India is out of the series but I wish it had been because of us rather than Bangladesh.

THANK GOD someone posted this! I'm sick of these posts. And HELLO, it's not East Pakistan anymore! What are you some 80 year old person still dreaming in the 1970's? It's actually more offensive than affectionate to use that word. Emotional fool qaum. No wonder we're stuck with Zardari -

We dumped India, Bangladesh dumped us. It's all good fun, man - we're all ex's of each other and this is just a bad high school reunion! :D

playmaker
March 23, 2012, 01:08 PM
i wud like to applaud them, they beat us fair and square

TIKBoss
March 23, 2012, 01:43 PM
East Pakistan

i know there is 1 or 2 idiots everywhere but still..

you answered it yourself.. there are few idiots everywhere.. even among bd fans.. if it was a big number of them then I understand.

MSM B2C
March 23, 2012, 01:57 PM
Breaking News: Ian Pont Applies for Pakistan Bowling Coach Position!

Seems like all our coaches will get the job in pakistan, Good luck Ian Pont.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/pakistan/content/current/story/558484.html

Dilscoop
March 23, 2012, 02:27 PM
Congratulations. Well earned. Well deserved. You guys held your nerve and went passed the line. You guys didn't let us repeat our heroics. When Rahim hit that flyer to get caught in the outfield, while the ball was flying, I thought it was going over and out, I thought this is where it was going to turn around, just like the India match. I thought that 6 would will flip the game. Your bowlers did what the other couldn't.

zsayeed
March 24, 2012, 12:24 AM
is this true?
http://www.samakal.com.bd/details.php?news=18&view=archiev&y=2012&m=03&d=24&action=main&menu_type=&option=single&news_id=246684&pub_no=1001&type=

kalpurush
March 24, 2012, 06:12 AM
Congrats Pakistan for winning the Asia Cup 2012. :)

Antora
March 24, 2012, 06:55 AM
I had a feeling before the Asia cup that Pakistan was going to win it..and they did. Congratulations :)

Suhail
March 24, 2012, 12:14 PM
It's great to see the good sportsmanship of Bangladesh fans to congratulate the Pakistan team on your discussion board.

Their batting could be better though. They should definitely include Ahmed Shehzad. If they play him then they could be a very strong team.<br />Posted via BC Mobile Edition (Blackberry)

I agree 100%. I watched almost every match of the BPL and I think Ahmed Shehzad deserves a chance to play for Pakistan in ODI's and T20's. Currently Pakistan has too many accumulators in our batting line-up for limited overs matches. We need more strokemakers who can up the run-rate.

Dav Whatmore did great things for Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and I hope he can do the same for Pakistan by getting the right personnel for each format and helping us with our traditional weaknesses in batting (especially chasing), fielding and running between the wickets.