Pak. Blind Cricket Team won the World Cup

We are the champs for sure. It’s a great moment today. Pakistan once again proved its superiority in cricket by wining Blind Cricket World cup beating arch rivals India. The event may have been held in Islamabad but the limit of joy is sure for all of us.

“Pakistan has won blind cricket world cup for the second time in a row with seven wickets on Saturday. Earlier, India scored 225 runs in allotted overs and set a victory target of 226 runs for the hosts. Pakistan chased the target successfully after losing four wickets. “

And guess what. Our guys have got the best of records.
1. Highest score by an individual blind player: 262 by Masood Jaan (Pak v RSA), Delhi, 1998.
2. Highest score by a team: 376 by Pakistan (Pak v RSA), Delhi 1998.
3. Fastest Century: 37 balls by Ashraf Bhatti, (Pak v NZ), Delhi 1998.
4. Fastest fifty: 17 balls by Abdul Razzaq, (Pak v Aus), Delhi 1998.
5. Maximum individual boundaries: 42 by Masood Jaan, (Pak v RSA), Delhi1998.
6. Maximum catches taken by a player in a match: 4 by Adnan Ahmed, (Pak v RSA), South Africa 2000.
7. Best wicket-keeping performance in an inning: 2 stumpings and 3 catches by Ishfaq Ahmed, (Pak v RSA), South Africa 2000.
8. Best Fielder: Zareen Khan who is totally blind took two catches on consecutive balls and received a distinction, (Pak v RSA), South Africa 2000.
9. In the very first Test match the Pakistan team scored 721 runs for the loss of 8 wickets against South Africa in 2000.
10. Abdul Razzaq, the fastest bowler in the world of cricket for the blind took five wickets in the first ever Test match played between Pakistan and South Africa in 2000.

It’s a moment of joy for us today. We hope our national side will play well. Well done Pakistan Blind Cricket team. I think this team needs more applause and support now from us then the national team does. Something similar to what Yousuf was given should definitely be given to this team too.


10 Comments so far

  1. mansoor (unregistered) on December 16th, 2006 @ 5:44 pm

    wow! cool.

    from thw looks of it.. it seems the national side is doing well too. even though u never know till the last ball

  2. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on December 16th, 2006 @ 7:29 pm

    Well Done!! Three cheers for the Pakistni Blind Cricket Team.

  3. turab (unregistered) on December 16th, 2006 @ 8:08 pm

    i hope mushi awards them openly!! COMON MUSHI! you can do it !! great effort and PROUD 2 B PAKISTANI!! KEep it up BOYS……

  4. Formerly Yahya (unregistered) on December 16th, 2006 @ 8:56 pm

    Let’s blind the hockey team too.

  5. ash (unregistered) on December 17th, 2006 @ 11:21 am

    Its so great to think that these guys played well and obviously won. It must be a daily struggle for them and it really makes you think twice about the excuses we all make for not overcoming adversity.

  6. MB (unregistered) on December 17th, 2006 @ 12:48 pm

    How true ASH is. And also the excuses the national team makes, especially in fielding about the lack of grass root level grounds. I guess no one disagree with the fact that we don’t have proper grass grounds at lower level but what i fail to understand is once they reach the National level and stay there for few years their fielding doesn’t seem to improve. Who is stopping them from improving it now? Alright at lower level they had an excuse but what about International Level. I guess it more to do with the importance of fielding and practice than anything.

  7. Captain's Log (unregistered) on December 17th, 2006 @ 1:06 pm

    I am having different thoughts. The way these guys win tell me there is some thing fishy. They won all the matches by such a big margin that I imagine that few of the Pakistani players were not blind and did not meet the crietria.

    But if they all were eligible then PCB should give them atleast 2-3 lacs each.

  8. MB (unregistered) on December 17th, 2006 @ 1:30 pm

    Here is some info for you.

    ” Blind Cricket is played with a size three football containing ball bearings. The teams are composed of players from up to five different sight categories B1, low partial, B2, B3 and B4. B1 is totally blind and the sight categories then move upwards in levels of sight. Each sight category is subject to different rules and compensations in order to make the playing field as level as possible. For example, a B1 player receives two bounce bowling and is allowed to catch opposing batsmen out one bounce. B1 players also have to bowl around a third of their side’s overs and each team must field at least three B1 players. ”

    Some International blind cricket rules are :
    1. A team must contain 4 players registered b1 (totally blind), 3 registered b2 and 4 registered b3.
    2. The ball is a plastic ball the same size as a normal cricket ball and it also rattles.
    3. The ball is bowled under arm and must bounce before it gets halfway down the pitch (11 yards).
    4. Blind cricket international matches only last one day and are 40 overs per side with the team with the highest score at the end of the match the winner, these matches can only be a draw if the scores are level after each side has batted 40 overs.
    5. International matches also follow several laws that our domestic game has including rules 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 9 from the above list of domestic rules.

    Some other links are :

  9. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on December 17th, 2006 @ 2:35 pm

    Good job, MB! I guess, we needed the info. to clear the misconceptions.

  10. Captain's Log (unregistered) on December 17th, 2006 @ 10:10 pm

    MB, I know the rules already but if you have bias in selction then who knows that if you could play for them.

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