Pakistan tour of South Africa, 2018-19

Rabobi

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Not good enough. All he is really saying is he is sorry the stump mic caught him out. Also its complete BS that the remark wasn't aimed anyone specific, he must think everyone is stupid to believe that...

That is a pathetic attempt at an apology.
Its more than u get from most people in life. He owned up
 

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Its more than u get from most people in life. He owned up
Owning up? He blamed the stump mic and no one is going to take the excuse of his remark not aimed at anyone as the truth.

That is not owning up that is trying to cover ones ass...

Owning up would be him apologizing without any excuses.
 

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I reckon if he genuinely wanted to be hurtful to Phehlukwayo, he would have been speaking English. He wanted to entertain his team-mates, but used a racist name to do so.
I read through that link to the Pakistani forum where they were discussing this.

A couple of guys asked why he spoke in Urdu and not English. Its not a sledge if the person you are sledging can't understand you. This actually makes it worse as then you are just being an arsehole.
 

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Not good enough. All he is really saying is he is sorry the stump mic caught him out. Also its complete BS that the remark wasn't aimed anyone specific, he must think everyone is stupid to believe that...

That is a pathetic attempt at an apology.
A good apology is one where the apologist eats humble pie, grovels and shows remorse. His apology, as you rightly say, shows he is sorry he got caught.

He sort-of tries to justify his comment and then brings in his righteousness.

He has learned nothing. He will do it again. He will do it again ... just that next time, he will do his best not to get caught on the stump mike.
 

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Beuran Hendricks in the team today. Looks like the Jozi Stars turned out to be a Protea training ground.
 

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12.32pm Sarfraz calls correctly at the toss and Pakistan will bat

Two changes for Pakistan - Imad Wasim and Mohammad Amir are back. And for the home team, Steyn and de Kock return, Beuran Hendricks debuts

"Quinny comes back today. His record speaks for itself," says Faf du Plessis. "The combination of Quinny and Hash is a powerful one for the team, especially here at SuperSport Park. I was actually going to bowl first anyway as it can skid on at night here."
 

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Pakistan 4/1

BE Hendricks to Fakhar Zaman, OUT, and there's the first strike. Hendricks strikes with his seventh ball in ODIs. Short of a length, Fakhar swipes at it and the ball bounces more than he anticipated, goes off a thick top edge and settles into the hands of Rabada at midwicket

Fakhar Zaman c Rabada b BE Hendricks 2 (10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00
 

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Dropped on 11:

BE Hendricks to Babar Azam, 2 runs, dropped. Short ball, pulled without control, no room to free up those arms so he can't muster the power. Phehlukwayo lets it burst out of his hands as he reverse-cups over his head
 

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^, could be expensive...Azam is the class of this Pakistani lineup.

Hope Pakis put up a competitive score.
 

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I'm enjoying reading the comments section on the Pakistani forum. Those guys are not happy with their batsmen. But then I found this bit which is pretty interesting. After Fakhar was dismissed (the Pakistanis are really not happy with him);

so the tape ball tuller gone again
Intrigued, I started reading up on ''tape ball tuller'' and this seems to be quite an interesting phenomenon in Pakistan.

Pakistanis - kids to adults -generally play cricket with tennis balls wrapped in electrical tape. The tape-ball. This seems to include school cricket. A taped-ball travels much faster than a tennis ball with little bounce. It skids. This means Pakistani kids don't learn to use their feet going towards a ball and have not developed the ability to deal with bounce. They're used to the balls coming on to them. The issue with bounce is exasperated as they develop as players due to the fact that Pakistani pitches and the pitches in the UAE are noted for being dead tracks (no bounce). This all points to fundamental technical flaws in Pakistani batting due to poor foundations.

''Tuller'' is a term used for a slogger. In essence a number of Pakistani batsmen have poor footwork, can't handle bounce and their natural instinct is to just stand and swing.

Shahid Afridi is seen by critics of tape-ball cricket as the prototypical ''tape-ball tuller''. Good for quick, flashy runs down the order but no skill.
 
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Was listening to Robin Jackman on the radio the other night. He summed it pretty nicely. For the world cup we are good for bowlers, we have depth even for an injury or two, however our batting lineup is just not there. We are experimenting with brand new players right before the world cup and the retirement of AB was terrible timing all things considered. Hopefully some of these young guys can turn into world class batsmen but right now it just feels like we are very shaky in that area.
 

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Pakistanis - kids to adults -generally play cricket with tennis balls wrapped in electrical tape. The tape-ball. This seems to include school cricket. A taped-ball travels much faster than a tennis ball with little bounce. It skids. .
Yup. We did this as kids. And if you only tape half the ball, you can swing it more than Wasim Akram.
 

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Pakistan 136/2

Steyn to Babar Azam, OUT, Steyn charges in and then releases a well disguised slower ball, full and straight. Babar had wandered across to the off stump and he's pinned on the front pad. Steyn belts out an extended appeal, and he's given out! But Babar calls immediately for the review - pointlessly, as it's plumb
Babar Azam lbw b Steyn 69 (109m 72b 7x4 1x6) SR: 95.83
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So the dropped catch cost us 58 :(
 
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