Daily Archives: 5 March 2009

A Joint Indo-Pak Team?

Here is a radical solution to a radical problem. Why don’t the BCCI and PCB form a joint Indo-Pak team that takes on other teams including the rest of the world. I agree with Younis Khan that it will be indeed sad if the cricket in Pakistan is killed at the expense of increased terrorism. Wouldn’t it be great if the cricketing world expressed solidarity with the Pakistani team by a venture such as a combined India-Pak team. I completely understand that the Sri Lankans were victims of the recent tragedy. I am sure, however, that they would endorse such a move that keeps cricket alive in the Indian subcontinent. It will also demonstrate that cricket will not give in to threats and violence. The Indo-Pak team could play in India and Sri Lanka against different nations. Who would want to stop watching the likes of Younis Khan, Misbah Ul Haq or Salman Butt? In the spirit of a possible Indo-Pak team, here is my take at a possible Indo-Pak XI:

Virendar Sehwag

Salman Butt

Rahul Dravid

Sachin Tendulkar

Younis Khan

Misbah Ul Haq

VVS Laxman

MS Dhoni (Capt)

Harbajan Singh

Zaheer Khan

Danish Kaneria

Ishant Sharma

Umar Gul – 12th man


– Srikanth