Shoaib Malik to step down as Karachi Kings captain

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  1. Passionate Pakistani
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    @JaagAlerts: Just in: Shoaib Malik decides to step down as captain of Karachi Kings #PSL

    Bopara will lead team tomorrow.
     
  2. Passionate Pakistani
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    Passionate Pakistani The Don

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    Once used to be the best t20 captain... shrug
     
  3. Munna
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    That escalated quickly
     
  4. ASLI-PATHAN
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    ASLI-PATHAN Cricistan Khan

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    What's the reason for this?
     
  5. Choi Saab
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    What timing lol. Big game tomorrow and he steps down now.

    Not that it really matters in T20 leagues really, but still with a huge game tomorrow and his team blowing hot and cold, would have been better served if he stayed on.
     
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    And that's the guy some fans wanted leading the national side after Afridi.


    EDIT:

    What's Bopara's motive for this dressing room skirmish? Get paid, play and get out of there. Its not like his contract will be boosted if he's the captain. No one is blaming him for Karachi's losses. Malik shouldn't have allowed him to take over the team, even with 2 wins out of 8.

    I have felt a bit guilty about captaincy being taken away from him prematurely in 2008, but antics like avoiding a sinking ship, allowing teammates to challenge him are sign of a weak leadership.

    All in all, I'm disappointed. Karachi fans deserved the Malik who was a domestic champion with Sialkot, not this weak version.
     
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    iZeeshan Whispering Death

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    I'll put my hand up and admit I wanted Malik to lead instead of Afridi and Sarfraz. But in all fairness, the people who wanted Malik to captain -- their wish wasn't unwarranted. He was a good captain when was selected 8 odd years ago and he's done extremely well in domestic.

    But this. This is a selfish move IMO.
     
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    It was selfish to select his buddies and bench some decent players, Fawad Alam being one of them
     
  9. s_h_a_f
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    Well well this is interesting. I wonder why hmm.
     
  10. Passionate Pakistani
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    Passionate Pakistani The Don

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    fawad alam in t20s ? okay then.
     
  11. raamishasadraza
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    fawad in t20s is questionable. but he did sit out sohail khan for many matches, nauman anwar was given a little too many chances , shahzeb hassan wasnt played till later. mir hamza was not given an over although he was playing, and then dropped the next match. So yeah he chose his team by nepotism.
     
  12. saiyan0321
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    saiyan0321 Cornered Tiger

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    Lo jee. Kaaptan sahab ran away with his tail between his leg. Disgusting. One match and an all important match abf you decide to quite without taking the responsibility of seeing your team through. It means he knows his team will fail and he doesn't want to take responsibility nor the media pressure for such a pathetic performance. Psl has exposed malik's captaincy in a horrible fashion and its been down right shocking.
     
  13. KingOfDoosra
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    KingOfDoosra Sultan of Swing

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    Malik didn't really look committed to the side from the first game tbh
     
  14. chandtara
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    chandtara Mr Cricistan

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    There has got to be more to this. Just before a massive game he gives up the captaincy? Doesn't sit right with me!
     
  15. Passionate Pakistani
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    Passionate Pakistani The Don

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    I think bopara criticised his decision of batting first in last match..
     
  16. chandtara
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    chandtara Mr Cricistan

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    I was reading up a report earlier saying something similar -

     
  17. Dare2Dream
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    If that is the reason, then one would expect the captain to talk to his players about his decision and have confidence in it instead of quitting right before the biggest game. Is he really that thin skinned that he can't take criticism even in one game in a T20 league?
     
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  19. raamishasadraza
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    raamishasadraza Talented

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    and this is why malik shud never be captain.
     
  20. saiyan0321
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    Well bopara seemed unhappy with a few calls and even if the management or the owner were involved it doesn't mean that you quit bcz frankly yar there is nothing I hate more than a captain who quits during s tournament, series or competition. It highlights his cowardice and weaknesses than anybody elses and if a few back remarks of bopara and the owner telling him off is all what took him to quit then he was never good enough for captaincy and thanks to PSL it was revealed that he cannot lead Pakistan team as well which is filled with involvement and peeved off players...

    With a big game today malik most probably became glad that he won't be the one who will today and contemplated quitting... First edition PSL and our own chosen captain buckles under the pressure. This really is Pakistan super league. :p :p :p :p
     
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    wth is wrong with owner,
    http://www.cricbuzz.com/cricket-news/78110/shoaib-malik-steps-down-as-captain-of-karachi-kings
     
  22. Fireworks11
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    Fireworks11 Kaptaan

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    Quite odd to step down mid series, something must have happened in the dressing room
     
  23. Shahzebayub
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    it is certain that Salman forcing them to win, lol win is not always in your hand
     
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    Btw, does... does that mean Lahore didn't have the worst captain? Asking for a friend.
     
  26. s_h_a_f
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    Out for a duck. Oh dear.
     
  27. XYZ
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    He needs to step down as a player also. Not only from KK team but also from Pak team!
     

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