Bob Woolmer, no more with us

http://karachi.metblogs.com/archives/images/2007/03/march/mb/bw-thumb.jpgI just heard that Bob Woolmer passed away. I am listening to Dr Awab on Asian Broadcasting Network where ABN informed its listeners. Initially I heard this from a friend, now confirmed.

http://karachi.metblogs.com/archives/images/2007/03/march/mb/bw4-thumb.jpgWell, no matter what happened in this world cup we recognize the contribution he made in our team.He tried to fit in our environment which is quite different from his own. People recently criticized him for failures but if Miandad couldn’t satisfy us, there is no complain against him (personal op.). He transformed SA to a world class outfit & there must be something good in him that we brought him here. He, not being able to achieve desired results here is another story but it is indeed a sad day. Also, is it that he couldn’t bear the latest humiliation to Pak team?, GOD knows. May his soul rest in peace(Related: ATP)
BOB Cricket Record (Image :www.ecb.co.uk
Cricinfo)


http://karachi.metblogs.com/archives/images/2007/03/march/mb/bw3-thumb.jpgHis autobio :
• 1951 My debut in the back garden, aged 3. There was never a doubt: my father put a bat and ball in my cot.
• 1959 As an 11-year-old I watch Hanif Mohammed score 499 for Karachi.
• 1963 Stylish middle-order batsman and right-arm tormentor for the Skinners School 1 st XI.
• 1968 My debut for Kent. The score book says 50 not out.
• 1970/71 My first experience playing and coaching in South Africa.
• 1972 One-day international debut for England Рagainst the old foe.
‚Ä¢ 1975 An unlucky break: I’m selected for England’s first World Cup squad, and manage to break my hand the day before the tournament starts. I do 12 th man duties and gnash my teeth.
‚Ä¢ 1976 Selected as one of Wisden’s five cricketers of the year.. . . Read full

57 Comments so far

  1. Fazal Khattak (unregistered) on March 20th, 2007 @ 5:37 pm

    Salam to all,,,,
    MEI ISS MAIL K ZAREEYE TEAM MANEGMENT KO YE BATANA CHAHTA HOON ,,K BAS BAHUT HO CHUKA ,,,AB SAARE TEAM KO AARAM DILANA CHAHIYEIN ,,,,ISS TEAM MEI KOI BHI PROFFESSIONAL NAHI HAI ,,,KISI AIK YA 2 KO BITHANE SE KAAM NAHI CHALEGA ,,POORI KI POORI TEAM KO FIRE KAR K NAYE LADKO KO MAQO DENA CHAHIYIEN ,,AUR SAAT HI OSE YE ISS TEAM PAR COUNTY CRICKET AUR HAR KISM KI CRICKET BAND KAR DENI CHAHIYIEN TA K AANE WALO PAR YE WAZIH HOJAYE K SIRF MODELING HI CRICKET NAHI HAI …….


  2. Fauzan Sohail (unregistered) on March 20th, 2007 @ 11:40 pm

    Well, as if the country’s judicual system was not in enough shambles, it goes the same for Pakistan cricket. The cricket team has been told to stay put at Jamaica and not leave until the police says so. They will be shifted to another hotel after their match with New Zealand tomorrow.
    Meanwhile, the PCB chairman, Naseem Ashraf, along with the entire selection committee has resigned and the chief selector, Wasim Bari, has blamed Inzamam for his ‘sloppy captaincy and leadership’.
    Pakistan is not doing any thing major on the international cricket front until the Twenty 20 world cup in South Africa and they have good people in reserve to build up.
    Yonis Khan is probably going to retain the captaincy and PCB is looking in to hiring former New Zealand cricketer and former Indian Coach, Jon Wright, as a possible replacement for Bob Woolmer. This, of course, is apart from the statement by Imran Khan where by he has offered to help Pakistan Cricket.

    Let’s see how the cookie crumbles :)


  3. Kar-Achi Battian (unregistered) on March 21st, 2007 @ 5:45 am

    I think the least Pakistan’s government can do to pay a heart-felt homage to BOB, is to arrange a public STATE FUNERAL. Off course this will require the Bob’s family consent but they can be requested to make a breif stop-over (de-route) at Lahore. The National Cricket Academy is the most appropriate place, where he worked so hard on his passion, mission and vision to make this nation proud.

    We as a nation have an obligation to thank him for his “die-hard” dedication and show our sorry faces for letting him down in so many ways.

    The team was definately not worth dying for but as a nation we should acknowledge his contribution.


  4. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on March 21st, 2007 @ 1:22 pm

    Here is a link for a poem

    Please do offer some comments

    http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/7476/image001kq7.gif


  5. F. AHMED (unregistered) on March 21st, 2007 @ 1:51 pm

    @Jamal Shamsi

    really nice poem….

    i esp like the last line about Miandad…

    “wo to bas kur kur kay jaltaa rehtaa hay”


  6. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on March 21st, 2007 @ 3:39 pm

    F AHMED – Thanks – It is received and e-mail and i wanted to share

    by the way – U talked about garhoud bridge ?
    ever saw that from underneath – ??? Visit the place Aljadf Area Park from where u can see the Garhoud, it is the oldest of OPENING bridges in UAE and ALL opening bridges sway in heaviest of Momentus that is the reason all bridges have seperating spacers little above the pavement to cause DUG DUG and break the harmonics which usually cause linear cracks., parallel to pavement.

    The Law of Physics ! –

    NOT The cracks as noticed on FTC flyover pillars – which are Horizontal from top towards bottom


  7. F. AHMED (unregistered) on March 21st, 2007 @ 4:50 pm

    @Jamal Shamsi

    i pass over the garhoud almost twice day but have never gone under it.now a days the JADAF side is closed because of the new 14 or 16 Garhoud bridge being built there.

    to be honest, i don’t like to go near the Dubai creek as the water stinks most of the time:))

    i know y the briges shake or move bit, i was trying to expalin it to a few people, i am an engg but not a civil engineer,

    maybe there is some real problem with the FTC bridge, lets hope not, otherwise they will tear it down and make a new one:)

    i will be in khi soon & will go and check it@Jamal Shamsi

    i pass over the garhoud almost twice day but have never gone under it.now a days the JADAF side is closed because of the new 14 or 16 Garhoud bridge being built there.

    to be honest, i don’t like to go near the Dubai creek as the water stinks most of the time:))

    i know y the briges shake or move bit, i was trying to expalin it to a few people, i am an engg but not a civil engineer,

    maybe there is some real problem with the FTC bridge, lets hope not, otherwise they will tear it down and make a new one:)

    i will be in khi soon & will go and check it



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