Sunday, 15 January 2017

Captain's Knock in a Fantastic Victories

Today we has witness 2 one of the fine knocks by the Captains of the respective teams Virat Kohli and Mohammad Hafeez. A special moment from the fans of Pakistan and India as both team has registered win against Ashes Rivals. How much important these victory was ? For Pakistan it was a must win game after a disappointed New Zealand Series and then white wash in Test Series, the only format they was promising with. Pakistan currently lying at 8th Rank in ODI rankings and interestingly Bangladesh is 1 position ahead of them which itself proves the overall performance of the side. Azhar Ali who's a better Test Player then ODI led the side in a loosing effort past Friday against Australia where he injured his hamstring which let Hafeez to lead the side and with his fighting spirit and all round performance he picked up the "Man Of the Match" award and won the game for his side. 

Similarly chasing down 350 runs, India was 4 down with both openers and heavyweights like Yuvraj and Dhoni gone cheaply at that point no one expected a win for India but only for a pray. That time Virat Kohli and Kedar Jadhav stood up with a outstanding partnership of 200 runs and pickup the victory for their team. After Captain Kohli keep the fighting spirit Kedar Jadhav joined him to support and this is how Team wins a crucial matches and cement their legacy. Was that partnership was planned before somewhere ? Absolutely not, it was a instinct decision on what to do. If Captain say hang on and don't fall then its a kind of a word you want to hear since for the moment you're the guy for the leader. Just day back when Gujarat picked their first Ranji Trophy and as usual Man in his Golden Time, Parthiv Patel anchored himself the one end and slowly - steadily he keeps his natural game on rather then being panic because the other finalist the 41th times Ranji Champions was nervous due to their legacy.

Another neighbour country Bangladesh start the 1st Test with a flyer by scoring nearly a 600 runs with Shakib's 217 and Captain Mushfiqur's 159 posted a partnership of 359 a National Record in Bangladesh Cricket, is a example that how important Captain's knock could be as he's the one who lead the side from the front by giving a best shot of his career. You can't point out reason and can't give a excuse in a defeat but to always keep fighting is a way to go. Leader only can motivate Team by setting up a example and not by telling what to do. Cricket is a most funny game because of that only any Batsman, any Bowler, any Fielder have to perform individually despite of being a Team Player of a Team Game. For any successful side there is always a Captain behind and whenever team falls Captain tend to take responsibility for the reason because everyone has to hear him, have to follow him and tats why he's the leader of the side. With these 4 recent examples its proved that how captain is important on or off the field because no matter team is lacking with some essentials or not only Captain knows how to win it from the odd or even.