The Shahid K. Afridi Asia Cup (2012) Thread

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  1. Momo
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    Apart from the result of the matches, more than a few eyes will be focused on the enigma that is lovingly referred to in Cricketing circles as Lala.

    Whatever else may be said about Afridi, it is a given that he would be hungry. Now different people have different opinions on the current status of Afridi: a bowling all-rounder, an "enforcer", a good-luck charm, a "pinch" hitter, etc. I, for my part, would be loathe to put him in any category except possibly a non-vegetarian.

    His exploits in the Asia Cup will be chronicled here.

    Disclaimer: This is not a match commentary thread. The match commentary thread (for each match of the tournament) is there at the top of the page. In other words, in this thread we will discuss everything from (and including) Afridi all the way to (and including) Afridi.
     
  2. Passionate Pakistani
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    Match is boring so far... No surprises here
     
  3. Momo
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    Afridi will change that if he has his say. Otherwise this is overall a boring team with a captain who is an export-quality bore.
     
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    Things getting nicely set for K. Will we be treated with an imperial 0 (1) today?
     
  5. Momo
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    LOL a 0 (1) indeed!
     
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  7. Momo
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    Misbah gets him out! The wicket should be awarded to Misbah. What a loser.
     
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    Koi naheen Shahid bhai, aap ko aik chance aur mile ga. :)
     
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    No quite what I had in mind (my fantasy was an ugly across the line swing caught at the boundary), but yeah, a 0 (1) is always impressive.

    Misbah is not called Mishap for nothing.
     
  11. chandtara
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    Oh dear...i predict riots in Pakistan after that!
     
  12. Passionate Pakistani
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    Now we have assists in cricket as well.
    Misbah the assist
     
  13. Momo
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    Misbah is a Magnet That attracts Misfortune and Misery.
     
  14. Nadeem
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    Afridi's wait continue to reach 7000 runs in one day internationals. Only needs the 1 run to reach the milestone
     
  15. Mercenary
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    Looks like he found the spare box of cricket balls before he came out to bat and gorged himself on the whole box. It must look like a box of dyed ladoos to him.

    Let's hope we dont lose any balls in the crowd today or the match may have to be abandoned.
     
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    After playing with the Bangladeshi batsmen, he bowls one when he feels he has had enough of play. Shahid opens his account in this match.
     
  17. Momo
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    We can be reasonably sure of one thing. Unlike Tends, Lala will not make it into a psychological issue.
     
  18. Mutazalzaluzzaman Tarar
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    amazing performance thus far. I personally think we should save him for big matches against big teams like Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Ireland, West Indies etc.
     
  19. Momo
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    Gets another one, mutazalzaluz. Congrats. :p
     
  20. Momo
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    "The haters make me famous." - Afridi
     
  21. Passionate Pakistani
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    Mustansar hussain tarar has nothing else to do...thats what he does all day on twitter

    Attention seeker,eh?
     
  22. Mutazalzaluzzaman Tarar
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    forgot the second part of the quote:

    "I wake up every day praying that I play only against teams like Bangladesh, Kenya, Ireland. Apart from the challenge of these heavyweights, I also enjoy taking on tailenders." - Afridi
     
  23. Passionate Pakistani
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    And then there are some people who talk about me nonstop 24 hours..don't know people are that much obsessed with a bits and pieces player
     
  24. WaQaReD!
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    lol some people can say Afridi feasts on the minnows but unfortunately for Pakistan, if Afridi didnt feast on the minnows there would be a very high chance Pakistan would lose to them more regularly including todays game where his 2 quick wickets were crucial
     
  25. Mercenary
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    To put this myth to rest, Pakistan have only ever lost 4 limited overs games to minnows. Afridi played in 2 of those games and he didnt play in the other two games.

    So it makes no difference whether he plays or not. We should be trying guys like Raza Hasan or Yasir Shah in games against minnows instead of giving even more games to the likes of Younis, Malik, Afridi and Gul
     
  26. Mutazalzaluzzaman Tarar
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    please don't ruin this thread by posting facts in it. we like our cricketers third class and our fan following of them delusional. yes, we are Pakistanis.
     
  27. WaQaReD!
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    i include Bangladesh/Zimbabwe in that group of minnows, minnows is just another way of saying one of the poorer sides and im pretty sure he has played more than 2 games against BD.

    edit - just checked Cricinfo, Afridi has played 14 odis against minnows excluding BD and ZB and yep he's destroyed most of them, he averages 15 or under against 5 of the 6 minnows hes faced and under 10 against 4 of them, the exception being Scotland. havent checked his batting, this was his bowling so yes he is a minnow basher with the ball lol
    against BD he averages 19 with the ball in 19 odis
     
  28. Passionate Pakistani
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    Mercy joins the party... Mutazalzalumzamn must be feeling much better now...
     
  29. Momo
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    I think Mutazalzal is jealous of Afridi's hair. I recommend some Head & Shoulders.
     
  30. Momo
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    That may be so but this stat doesn't cover the matches we could have lost, but for Afridi (those stats would be more difficult to collect I guess).
     
  31. Mercenary
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    If we need Afridi to help us beat minnows then Pakistan may as well retire from cricket when he does. But knowing our luck he'll unretire the next day and the ICC wont let us back in!!
     
  32. Passionate Pakistani
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    V rich coming from a man...supporting an ordinary player like Malik nonstop 24 hours.
     
  33. Mercenary
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    Me?
     
  34. ASLI-PATHAN
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    Lala not only feeds on minnows he feeds on anything walking on the earth. He is the descendant of the Mongols and the Barbarians. Mutazalzal hussian Taraar beware Lala can feed on you too.
     
  35. Momo
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    :D:D:D
     
  36. chandtara
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    chandtara Mr Cricistan

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    Can the same not be said about the way you go on bashing Gul?
     
  37. Passionate Pakistani
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    i dont do it on twitter etc nor Gul is a super star.
     
  38. karachigirl
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    wasn't it gul that got 5/6 or something??
     
  39. NO 1 AFRIDI FAN
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    What did you just tweet me when Gul wasn't doing so well? :D
     
  40. Passionate Pakistani
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    shut it lol

    i dont have ya twitter account.
     

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