ye dhuwaaN saa kahaaN se….

Posted on March 10, 2007
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Probably an an old news now but if you have not heard about it yet then on March 7, there was a fire scare at the hotel where Pakistan and South Africa’s cricket teams were staying. The photo below is from AFP and it shows Pakistan’s cricket team sitting on the side walk after getting evacuated from the hotel in Trinidad.

While we are all glad that no one was hurt, there are few statements from the players which I enjoyed very much and want to share.

Shahid Afridi said:

“I have no idea what happened. I had just woken up when the security man knocked on the door and said ‘get out of the room’. But I went back to sleep. Then he knocked again, and said ‘get out of the room’. Then I did and went downstairs.”

This reminds me of a famous couplet which goes like this:

teray zanoo pe meiN sar rakh kar abhi sota hooN
inqalaab aaye to mujh ko bhi jagaana saaqi

Danish Kaneria ‘s following statement appears in the Dawn on March 9:

“We were not scared about anything. We come from Pakistan and this type of thing happens regularly at home,�

Shahid Afridi also said:

“We were planning to go to the beach but we had left our shorts in the room.” (so we couldn’t go the beach)

Pakistan’s media manager Pervez Mir confirmed:

“The boys had a day off so they wanted to go to the beach, but this incident has altered their program.”

It has also been reported in national press that captain Inzamam was in serious match consultation with his best friend and bowling coach Mushtaq Ahmed when they were asked to evacuate. Inzamam came out and sat on the street with a face expression shown in the photo to the left. Looking at this face expression and noting that he was talking to Mushtaq before coming out reminds me of this famous sher:

woh hai mushtaq aur hum bezaar

ya ilaahi ye maajra kiya hai?

West Indian authorities have promised an investigation into this matter and they claim it was not a fire but a gas leak.

Lets see what Mohammad Sami had to say about this gas leak.

“I saw a lot of smoke coming out from the corridor so I ran down.”

Since we don’t know what actually happened therefore without reaching any conclusions, I want to pen-off this post with this sher:

dekh to dil ki jaan se uThta hai
ye dhuwaaN saa kahaaN se uThta hai

7 responses to “ye dhuwaaN saa kahaaN se….”

  1. Saanwal says:

    One more thing while SA players were escorted in a Coach and few limo’s Pakistani player sat outside waiting for a ride

  2. Imran says:

    After Danish’s comments PCB now have banned English at news conferences

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