View Full Version : Rana: hardone by PCB or wus it just his determination?
the Pindi eXPRESS
10th February 2005, 18:43
DUNNO IF THIS THREAD HAS BEEN POSTED BEFORE BUT JUST BCUS IT'S IMPORTANT
The Australian tour tht has just drawn to an end, saw the deaths of two of our cricketers' father. Younis Khan, whose father died, was immeditaley sent back to Pak for the funereal. This was followed on by Rana's father, who died only a couple of days after Younis's father died. But Rana didn't return to Pk.
Now the question is
Was PCB helpless n had no choice, but to play him as it was the finals or was it Rana himself who volunteered to stay n play for his country?
Personally I don't think it wus 100% Rana's decision ov staying. How can he possibly not want to attend his dad's funeral. And if PCB had asked him not to go, then I'd say tht matches cum n go....they shud've allowed him to return. TICKETS n FLIGHTS can't b chosen as an excuse!
10th February 2005, 18:56
I think it was his and his mothers consent for him to continue staying ... if he wanted to go ... PCB would have never been able to stop him
plus Younis wasn't even a regular part of the team ... so it made sense for him to go home on such an occassion
10th February 2005, 19:21
Thats our ***** he stayed there because of his undauted commetment to the Green shirt. Its a shame that many on this board dont give him the deu respect he deserves, instead flood in with respect to people like Akram who is training players across the border. I guess we Pak people dont deserve people like *****, thats why there is a lack of them in our team.
11th February 2005, 01:55
No one would have stopped him if he wanted to go.
11th February 2005, 01:57
It was his determination but I must think that his family played a big part
11th February 2005, 02:03
For once, I thinks ridduculous to blame the PCB.
No one could have stopped him from travelling back home.
It was surely his & his famiy's decision.
11th February 2005, 06:22
If you are abroad when there is a bereavement it is often not possible to travel backin time for the funeral.
I know of people who were in England when such sad news broke - and even they could not make it in time for the funeral.
Recall that Muslim funerals typically take place on the same day or evening - so basically there is at most 8-10 hours time to arrive in time.
It is next to impossible. From Oz, it is doubtful if Rana would have made it back in time.
But to play for Pakistan during a time of such personal emotional strain is unbelievable. He is obviously a man of poor means determined to give it his best shot to make it - and knows that his greatest gift to his late father would be his ability to establish himself in the team.
The emotional strength needed to go throuigh this would be beyond most people. Not many people are made like that. Even the strongest need time away to gather their thoughts. One only wonders what Rana has been through.
11th February 2005, 06:35
Very well put - totally agree.
This mans mental strength was on display during this episode - I doubt if any of our current/past cricketers have endured such mental anguish and played for Pak - you know if you have a pulled hamstring or something, maybe you can endure the physical pain , take drugs whatever , then play - but a pain of this variety is so humbling that people ( i count myself as one of them ) would fall to pieces - let alone come in and bowl...
the Pindi eXPRESS
11th February 2005, 06:53
HATS OFF TO RANA!
11th February 2005, 10:19
I think it was his and his family's decision. It shows how much he loves his country.He's the true hero of Pakistan cricket. I hope PCB reward him for his efforts. Have you seen him kissing the star on his shirt aftre taking wicket
the Pindi eXPRESS
11th February 2005, 13:22
Yeah I have.....it just shows his spirit.....wish all pakistani players had the same spirit!
11th February 2005, 13:44
well put fair play
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