Sometimes, a shift in perspective is all we need to “Get It”. Stop thinking as Pakistanis, start thinking as those who view us as a foreign nation, those who don’t know too much about us, except what they hear on foreign media. Yeah, get the drift?
Cricketers In Live Shows
Why is Pakistan cricket in shambles? Why are our cricketers allowed to participate in live shows, thinking it’s okay to have an opinion & laugh when a (excuse the term) “low life” joke is passed at someone else’s expense?
In recent days, controversies lighted up the Pakistani cricket space. And fortunately or unfortunately, they have nothing to do with cricket. Ranging from inane comments on a Bollywood actress to incomprehensible laughter at a racist comment, the opinions exposed the minds of those who spoke it or laughed at it, rather than those who were the subject of this conversation, and sad to say, there was nothing very praiseworthy about those opinions.
Perhaps we should stick to just playing cricket.
But when I last checked, that wasn’t going too well either. So, I guess we have to live with the live talk shows, the opinionated, ignorant comments & moreover, the lack of genuine courtesy when it comes to talking about others on a public platform.
Twitter Reactions After Cricketers Opinions On Talk Shows
Why does it have to take one twitter trend calling you out for you to offer an apology? Why can you not have more dignity, respect, and maturity when airing your opinions online?
As our world expands to more public media appearances, perhaps training on how to speak, what to speak and when to laugh and not laugh at a joke should be part of Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) training camps. After all, our athletes are ambassadors, flag bearers of our nation. Should they be allowed to air their personal prejudices & biases on a public platform where they represent our cricket team and more importantly, our nation?
It is perhaps imperative that our athletes who display their sports talent and skills on the field, revered and loved by many the world over, need to be taught that there is a difference between light banter in the confines of your home, and what you utter on a public platform. Though some of what has been said on public platforms should never be uttered in the privacy of a home either, but that’s a matter for further discussion, another day, another time…
Switch perspectives. Hint, hint, the pic above is your cue. If you’re not Pakistani, how would you view their comments? For those unsure of what I’m ranting about. Go check twitter/X. And find out what’s trending in the world of Pakistan Cricket. Certainly not cricket! The conversations range from passing the strangest judgement on a Bollywood actress to laughing at racist comments, but not cricket.
I rest my case. Rant over about cricketers being unfiltered on talk shows.