1st February 2012 Islamabad, Pakistan
The cricket has been great!
Great cricket! Pakistan’s that is. Some of Pakistan’s media described Pakistan’s crushing win over England in the second Test in Dubai as a miracle. To a non-cricketer like me, it didn’t look like a miracle. It looked like a very professional demolition job by some fine spin bowlers.
Of course I would have liked England to win. But on that performance Pakistan deserved the series. Pakistan surprising itself, finding self-confidence, staying focused, bouncing back to beat the best, working as a team, standing on their own two feet – is there a political metaphor in here somewhere? At any rate the cricket has been great. A great reminder of the ties of history and culture that link the UK and Pakistan.