Why YOU Should Be Proud of The Incredible Eleven!

31 Mar

So alot is being said about Pakistan’s loss to India in yesterday’s World Cup Semifinal, some praising the team while others being typical and cursing them.

Someone’s actually filed a petition in the Lahore High Court against the Pakistan cricket team on charges of match-fixing in the semi-final match.

While nobody denies we played poor cricket yesterday, but we achieved much more than our loss. 

People blaming Afridi, what is wrong with you? Yes, he can not bat well and yes, he does make unfavourable decisions at times but I’d just defend him by quoting Ramiz Raja:

“Though Afridi couldn’t win the World Cup, but for 30 days, he made this country a nation.”



They beat Kenya, Canada, Sri Lanka in Colombo, Zimbabwe, they finished the 35-match streak of 3-time World Cup Champions Australia, defeated West Indies and topped their table by amazing performances!


Our Captain is the leading wicket-taker of this tournanment!

According to a site, Shahid Afridi’s 5-16 is the best bowling figures in the match against Kenya by a captain in the history of World Cup.

Deprived of World-Cup hosting rights, under a thoroughly pathetic cricket board with rife corruption and unprofessionalism, losing complete series, players convicted of spot-fixing, a runaway wicket-keeper, global humiliation, a faltered and demoralised team with a Captain announced only 10 days before the WC began – who would’ve thought they’d make it to the World Cup Semifinals by blazing victories? THIS IS CALLED WINNING!

Above all; Afridi XI binded this country of continous arguments, differences, separate classes, sects, religions, creeds and ethnicities into ONE nation. A proud and patriotic nation. Something which leaders have failed to do since the past 63 years.


The atmosphere that was created in Pakistan some days before the Semi was surreal, Pakistaniyat was in the air.

And Afridi, need not apologise. He built up a team which had turned to ashes, he put in his sincere efforts, he gave us reasons to raise our heads high and the sole reason that he belongs to Pakistan, is a source of pride for us. Thank you Lala, you are and will be the Champion for us.

So Pakistanis, be proud of your Team!

Those Incredible Bunch of Eleven!

Give ’em a memorable homecoming! For once, don’t hate. But appreciate them!

[ Remember when South Africa lost to Australia in the ’99 WC and how their people recieved them? ]


~ HK


P.S : That Indian Tota that predicted Pakistan would win the World Cup, fraudi tha sala!

He lied and thus got killed, jaisi karni waisi bharni.

P.S # 2 : The guy who filed the petition and asked to check Afridi’s call records, dude – you’re truly high on cow dung to file such a thing in the Lahore High Court.

P.S # 3 : All Misbah-lovers or Afridi haters or whoever you are, I genuinely consider Afridi as my brother and if I’m willing to come under a truck for him, I’ll respect you too [ LOL jK, I’m willing to push you under the very truck too ] so y’ll better respect Afridi and stop acting like Jamshed Dastis who spitted [ he actually spits while speaking ] hate against Younis after our loss in the Semi of the Champions Trophy of ’09 that ended up at him leaving the captaincy.

P.S # 4 : If not proud, be happy that atleast the Hamid Mir lame-ass analysm on cricket finished.

Updated :

STOP spreading that text of how Gilani fixed the match and took 7 Arab for it [ Match tha ya Burj Khalifa bananay kee raqam? ] and how Misbah, Younas, Umer Gul and the Akmals were involved in it and Gilani threatened Afridi to be involved too but he refused and blah. Seriously, how creative can people get here?

Fine, I get you hate the Government [ Maybe next time use your brain and not elect them? ] but making such crap up is hilariously sad. Where’s the proof?

And hello? People watching matches for the first time and forwarding this rumour, just because Misbah, Younas and Umer Gul played poorly in the Semi DOES NOT mean they were ‘bought’. These players have a clean reputation and cricketing careers that are without blotches. Amir, Asif and Butt were convicted but a few black sheep in a group does not imply the entire group is full of ’em. Our players came under pressure and played those typical shots that they do under pressure, it does NOT mean they fixed the match.

South Africa are chokers, had they belonged to a Pakistani nation – we would’ve ripped them to shreds with our moronic allegations. You’re just making a dolt out of yourselves by these texts and degrading the Incredible Eleven. Kindly visit TryToAcceptADefeatWithoutConspiraciesDotCom.


17 Responses to “Why YOU Should Be Proud of The Incredible Eleven!”

  1. alee March 31, 2011 at 8:29 pm #

    Besides the war we fought on ground, there was a war going on between 2 parties via Facebook comments. Ever since the world cup had started, I have been saying this to all of my friends, that this world cup belongs to India.

    Not for the reason that India is favorite. Not because of the reason that they have strongest batting line up but because of the reason that ICC can’t afford to loose a $67M industry by kicking India out of the tournament, when it is hosting it. India, which is holds largest revenue for the future of cricket, whether its IPL, Promotions, Population or if its the biasness of ICC heads.

    • Hafsa_Khawaja April 1, 2011 at 7:35 am #

      You know, I can’t agree more with you.
      Good to know you too, are aware of India’s position in this light.

      And that I believe is the reason behind the ICC acting a branch of the Indian Cricket Board mostly. From ignoring serious allegations, with reports saying there is proof to support it, of Suresh Raina being involved in matchfixing to their inaction over known bookie Pardeep Agarwal being seen in the Indian Dressing Room during the WC.

  2. Sarmad Kazi March 31, 2011 at 8:47 pm #

    Indeed you have mentioned all the reasons to Warmly Welcome Pakistani team!!!

    • Hafsa_Khawaja April 1, 2011 at 7:35 am #

      And they were welcomed 🙂
      Thank you for reading!

  3. MAAERI March 31, 2011 at 10:36 pm #

    well said! i completely agree with u =]

  4. Hira March 31, 2011 at 10:57 pm #

    Agreeing on all points here. down with the haters!

  5. Adnan Khan April 1, 2011 at 3:22 am #

    Hmmm, I think you are wrong on all counts, except one. Afridi did lead from the front and united a divided team and help pull together a frazzled nation behind team Pakistan. So he gets credit for that. (And yeah, he’s sorta cute and adorable. So bonus points for that from the gals).

    Misbah should be investigated and if found guilty of deliberately throwing catches and halting runs in the middle, he should be handed over to Jamshed Dasti, for chitroll on his ginormous orangutang behind.

    Before they left for this WC, everybody said only one thing. “We don’t care if you win or lose. Just play your hearts out. Don’t take a dive”. And for 7 matches, it looked like they took this to heart.

    But in the semi-finals, something went wrong. An already-defeated team entered the field, with a couple of exceptions (Afridi & Wahab Riaz). They had the same expression on their faces that you see in the movies, where a boxer who KNOWS he can win, but has to throw a fight, or else they’ll kill his girlfriend or something.

    That, is not right. It’s not fair. We should demand that somebody get to the bottom of this. Inzamam, Mohsin Hasan Khan, Amir Sohail have been on TV since and all of them are equally baffled as to what happened in the middle there. Why Misbah ?, why Younis Khan ?. Did you lose for money ?, for loss of captaincy ?. What ?.

    We can’t trust these guys any more. I can’t. If I see Misbah and I just happen to have a ganda anda in my pocket… you know what’s gonna happen.

    Adnan Khan

    • Hafsa_Khawaja April 1, 2011 at 7:59 am #

      Uhh, did you read the entire post? Because I think you didn’t considering that ‘Afridi is kinda adorable’ point. If girls watch cricket or support a player, not all of them do so because they find the players cute. We can watch, analyse and play the game [ Asian Games and our Women Cricket Team? ] You mentioning that, is misogynic and skewed in my view.
      Read my P.S # 3.

      Coming to the other points, Misbah isn’t known as ‘Sir Toka’ for nothing. He played a Test Match that day but it’d be inappropriate to get that investigated.
      He isn’t an ODI Player, he’s played like this in the T20 ’08.
      And I’d rather hand him over to Punjab Police than a snotty, uneducated criminal like Dasti.

      If you’re trying to imply the match was fixed, I beg to differ. In a country where they were getting death threats, abused by the media and being boo-ed and shown middle fingers – maybe losing the toss had the effect.
      Plus, even the Indian players admitted that the weather conditions made things really difficult.

      They were not a defeated team when they entered the ground, restricting a team like India which consists of a remarkable batting line, to a mere 260 can not be ignored.

      Is this the first time that our batting order collapsed? That we failed to chase? That our fielding shocked us? No. Our Team came under pressure and began to play the usual crap shots.

      If we don’t trust them, no one will. Many don’t and won’t but thousands do. We had jawariyas in our team and they left us bruised but not broken, a few black sheep in a group does not mean all those in it are the same and certainly not that we should start eyeing those who play solely for this country with suspicion and hate.

      South Africa are chokers, that doesn’t mean they fix matches or there is something hanky-panky going on.

      No Team came to the WC with a guarantee of success. Teams like Australia, England and New Zealand were defeated too but their nations did not raise such a cry.

      Our Team performed well under such tough circumstances and after going through a storm of problems,
      For once, let us not hate but appreciate them because they deserve it.

      • pakikaki April 2, 2011 at 8:49 am #

        Hafsa, you are such a completely positive, optimistic, looking at the glass half-full kinda person that I just don’t have the heart to point out that…

        Radioactive Negativity Alert!
        [multiple Pakistani cricketers have been accused and found guilty of throwing away games. Three scoundrels have cases pending in front of the Crown. Many have properties and expenditures, clearly in excess of their incomes. Cricketers who used drugs and had relations with bookies are now in the team management.]

        But I have to hand it to you. If anybody could make me think otherwise and paint an unblemished, rosy picture which I would WANT to believe… it’s you. And you know, I sorta am leaning towards your side.

        The force; it be strong with you. 🙂

        Adnan Kjan

      • Hafsa_Khawaja April 3, 2011 at 7:52 am #

        I take that as a compliment!

        lol that is not negativity at all! Those are facts that you are pointing out and I fully agree that one should be optimistic and appreciative while keeping realities and past events in regard, I think this blog of mine [ http://hafsakhawaja.wordpress.com ] reflects that.

        Those were incidents that tarnished our image and were despicable to say the least, I do believe retribution should be metted out to all those involved in it and others should be warned of it. And from here I understand how one often feels if full trust should be bestowed upon the players too, its natural.
        Also, one can never rule out the possibilities of them existing again but in this WC 2011 case – I just hope and I’m trying people to realize to adopt the attitude of accepting a defeat without nugatory blame games and acknowledging all the positive aspects and efforts put in.
        Probably I want to do that, because in Pakistan – there are already too many reasons to infuse pessimism, cynicism and hopelessness in this nation.

        Thank you for sparing time to read, write and the praise at the end! 🙂
        Means much.

  6. sameha April 1, 2011 at 8:18 pm #

    I have to admit that I know very little like NOTHING about cricket but I did and will always support Pakistan in ANY case!
    I just loved and agree with every single word you wrote..
    you know what? even though we didnt win the cup, im sooo happy to see that NOONE has ever written anything agaisnt PAK team, i was soo scared to login to facebook or twitter or any other place just coz of the things people are going to write about Green team. but thankfully I havnt read anything like that as yet..so we actually have won SOMETHING from this loss!
    Watched Afridi’s daughter on Geo news today,saying ‘good that we didnt won the semis,if we did Muslim Indians would have to pay for this’ – we should learn from these kids, seriously!
    we have got what we needed and that is UNITY!
    Pakistan Zindabad!

    • Hafsa_Khawaja April 3, 2011 at 7:36 am #

      I think what matters more than knowing about cricket is supporting your team! Thats the spirit (:

      I noticed that too and its really very genuinely gladdening that our people have adopted this type of attitude, even though it was a loss from a rival like India!

      Exactly, unity and the will to appreciate and be optimistic!

      Thank you so much for reading! ❤

  7. Ahsan.H April 10, 2011 at 9:36 am #

    LOVED it!.. Pakistunned TRUELY..

    GREEN all the way

  8. Eddie April 14, 2011 at 5:18 am #

    Yeh lo. Thand glass pani ka 😀 ..


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