Discussion in 'Cricket Talk' started by Patriot, Jun 23, 2019.
After making a valiant 89 off 50 odd deliveries
This is what the media asks at the Press Conference,
Bhai baksh do. Pak players have poor fitness, we all know that.But when a player does a fantastic job, then why do we have to bring in fitness into it?
Actually it’s a bitter fact and a ground reality.
You can sugar coat it or try to sweep it under the carpet of victory, as much as you want.
You’ve got a world class tournament going on where top teams display a mind boggling athleticism and stamina - but looking at a grossly overweight and out of stamina Haris after he scored 60 odd was embarrassing - he would sit on his knees affer every single and ask for water.
You are playing WC and you are not 50 years old.
Something is not right with this picture.
Kohli’s coach does not tell him to do the extra gym and weights and stay super-fit - it’s his own will and his own intelligence that makes him yearn for more and more.
Usman Khawaja was slightly hinted that losing some weight could improve his batting - and just look how he shed off the extra pounds.
Our players have sort of a one dimensional mindset and seem to have a tunnel vision.
Batsman performs somewhat good in batting and he thinks there is nothing else to do to improve or expand your skill set - so fitness and fielding goes out of the window.
Management can’t easily kick them out (due to unfitness) because there is no bench strength.
Same is the case with most of our pace bowlers - they don’t understand the concept or have the willingness or vision to expand their skill set. Our pace bowlers, if and when have to bat, they usually act like a deer caught in the headlights.
Haris play good? Yes indeed - many congrats and appreciation!
However he MUST acknowledge the problem - which is not hard to solve - and come up with the willingness to FIX IT for crying out loud.
didn't know that reporter already had offspring wondering around this forum
People tend to forget Inzimam. Our greatest ODI batsmen, arguably.
Fitness is over rated. As long as the guy is playing an innings/completing bowling quota and fielding decently, he shouldn't be dropped. Rather, the team's fitness coach should work on the player personally to design the best possible solution.
Not the right place/day to mention it. He just scored 89 at 150 strike rate.
What must be going thru Haris Sohail’s mind after this innings?
I can bet my life on it,
“How soon can I become the captain of this team?”
And this is not actually NOT a bad idea if he continues to display signs of having a cool and intelligent head on his shoulders.
Mickey was probably like how can i get the rest of them to his fitness level?
He was not wrong though. You can get away with poor fitness in one innings but to become a top player you need to be extremely fit. He was so tired and that too in the fine weather of UK. Imagine playing a Semi Final of a WC in Chennai. Haris Sohail will be dead after running 15 singles. Should not hide behind one victory and work on their shortcomings. Take this as a challenge.
A la Misbah criticizing Amir after he took 3 wickets in the first game while the rest of the bowlers were listless.
You need to hand it to Mickey for giving it back. Almost all of our players would have responded in a standard 'we are working on it bla bla'.
Afridi and Waqar have previously given excellent responses to Yahya in the previous years.