Mohammad Yousuf, our good mentor and giver of the title of this blog, has magically and inexplicably reappeared from... where he had disappeared to, and is going to gift us with his lovely mellow, polite and appeasing presence in the next Test of Pakistan versus England.
How beautiful. Personally I can't wait to see him in the whites again because he will sure get dropped right after the series or maybe even after just one match, so one has grab what one can get and be happy with it.
What can we expect from his inclusion in the team:
1) Pakistan will score 30 runs more than in the first Test, so his call-up will not have been in vain, silly, desperate, stupid, dumb and ridiculous.
2) Why 30? Once he has settled in and made 15 he will get run out by Salman.
3) The fielding standard might drop by a couple more degrees.
4) Swann will get his thumbnail torn off.
5) Shoaib Malik will once more reveal his true, rat-like self.
6) Mo Asif will be awesome. Okay that was unrelated.
|Mohammad Yousuf the good mentor, I hope he'll give a press conference (c) Getty Images|
But we shall not seek the beard hair in the soup, and instead praise the day and sing; thank you thank you for the beautiful morning, for it bore beautiful news.
I personally would have expected to see Fawad Alam as well of course, he is young but also experienced enough, uses his brain at the crease and can field. But since Nom Nom Afridi has kicked himself out chances for Funky to get a call are probably close to zero. Raza Hasan has been added, a name I vividly remember from the U19 World Cup, he backs up Saeed Ajmal, who, and I am hurting to admit this, has deserved his spot in the place of poor Danish Kaneria. Why, Dani, WHY??? Oh man :(
I feel a severe pain realising that the guy who Yousuf is most likely going to substitute is Azhar Ali. Please, no :(
Azhar is cool, wish he'd get a couple more chances to prove himself. Umar Amin is cool, too, and most likely to stay because he looked a bit better with the ball. But axing the chubby leggie is just mean... (to me).
Ah well, we shall see. If you can't wait until the next Test begins, click the "Mentor" link at the top of the blog and listen to the sermons he gave on Pakistan's tour of Australia.