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    Woolmer blasts batsmen for 'spineless' display

    Bob Woolmer has promised a better performance by Pakistan in the second Test after they were hammered by 276 runs in the first Test in Barbados. "We will be coming back with full force in the second Test to draw the series," Woolmer was quoted as saying by APP. "We have to be more consistent and play better cricket."

    Looking back at the debacle of the first match, Woolmer said: "We were simply outplayed by West Indies. We didn't play Test cricket well enough. Since I have been involved with the team we have not played well in Test cricket apart from couple of occasions. It was very disappointing performance."

    Woolmer was particularly scathing in his criticism of the batsmen, who had a shocker in the first innings when Pakistan were bundled out for just 144. "I thought we were spineless on that particular day with our batting," he said. "It's something we'll address in the next few days. It's not like the guys are out of form. They have been playing well. It's just that they got themselves out very stupidly. Our batsmen played too many shots square of the wicket off the new ball. There seemed [to be] no spirit, no fight at the crease which is surprising really. It is not that boys are not trying hard. It's just [lack of] application in certain situation."

    Woolmer also played down an alleged incident in the dressing-room involving Younis Khan, Shahid Afridi and Inzamam-ul-Haq. The Pakistan media had widely reported that Afridi was apparently upset at being asked to open the batting by Younis, but Woolmer said that the entire incident had been blown out of proportion. "There was a minor misunderstanding and it caused a concern for a while, but it did not affect the team in the middle. It was all over the Pakistan press, who made a mountain out of a molehill," Woolmer added. "That might have affected them psychologically, but there is no excuse really to go out there and play the way they played.






    I had hope for them to come back..in the second innings but with our best players gone, we had very limited test cricket experience.
    I hope we level it next text.

    go pakistan

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    Re: Woolmer blasts batsmen for 'spineless' display

    Batsmen ko 'blast' hi karna hai, tau Woolmer mein aur hamm mein faraq hi kiya reh giya!
    "Let your friends underestimate your virtues. Let your enemies overestimate your faults." - Godfather.

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      Re: Woolmer blasts batsmen for 'spineless' display

      Originally posted by Faisal
      Batsmen ko 'blast' hi karna hai, tau Woolmer mein aur hamm mein faraq hi kiya reh giya!
      Woh batsmen kee kar rha hay hum poriee team kee blast kar rhay hain
      Incompetent Clueless Clowns: ICC

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        Re: Woolmer blasts batsmen for 'spineless' display

        i dont understand urdu

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          Re: Woolmer blasts batsmen for 'spineless' display

          Oho bhai.. What I am saying is that if Woolmer is gonna publicly blame the batsmen for defeat, then whats the difference between him and the rest of us. We all know what failed in the first test match. Woolmer was sitting right there, with his famous laptop and talking to the players throughout the time they were going through their "tu chal mein aaya" routine (sorry, couldn't resist... it can be loosely translated as "you go ahead, I'll follow you in a minute").
          "Let your friends underestimate your virtues. Let your enemies overestimate your faults." - Godfather.

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            Re: Woolmer blasts batsmen for 'spineless' display

            Originally posted by Faisal
            Oho bhai.. What I am saying is that if Woolmer is gonna publicly blame the batsmen for defeat, then whats the difference between him and the rest of us. We all know what failed in the first test match. Woolmer was sitting right there, with his famous laptop and talking to the players throughout the time they were going through their "tu chal mein aaya" routine (sorry, couldn't resist... it can be loosely translated as "you go ahead, I'll follow you in a minute").
            thanks and true... I mean We watched it too.. its not some big secret our batsmen sucked :\

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