It is well and truly evident that Pakistan are the kings of unpredictability. Some days one will witness sheer individual brilliance whereas other days we will be comprehensively defeated and humiliated for our passionate supporters to start criticizing and attacking our players and team as if there is no tomorrow. Some have said that being unpredictable is good for the game because it makes Pakistan so interesting, exciting and eventful to watch, they don't want it to change or be any different in the sense that you never know what's coming next! However, is this the right approach at the end of the day and should it be that on these basis we support Pakistan with an abundance of enthusiasm?
Firstly, I can understand were the fans are coming from. We all like to watch something exciting and surprising, don't we? In a veritable sense we wouldn't like to see expected results repeatedly as we all like to see variation and differentiation in several walks of life. We want something worthwhile and intriguing to watch and that's what an unpredictable unit like Pakistan provides us with.
However, being unpredictable leads to inconsistency, which is the pain of mediocrity. Mediocre players aren't the best of role models and national representatives, although they will have their memorable monumental moments as well. Remembering that cricketers are labelled as our (Pakistanis) leading ambassadors.
If a side is to make valuable progression as players and as a unit on the ICC ranking system consistent performances over a lengthy duration of time is the only virtual method of accomplish such an achievement. Thereby, inconsistency gets you nowhere and as determined die hard supporters of the game we should refer to inconsistency negatively and strive for excellence as opposed to mediocrity. We should set high standards and expect nothing but wins from our national team as a regularity. That's the only one ticket route to building a positive sounder reputation on the global scale , getting recognition for top cricketing performance and consequently saving the nation from this social and political turmoil which lies against Pakistan and has increasingly destructively destroyed our unity and spirit as a nation in this day and age, two highly significant patriotic aspects.
8 years ago