Khushdil Shah, a good middle-order batsman from the Pakistani team was targeted after he failed to perform in the seventh and the last T20I match against England. The Pakistani fans were seen expressing their anger chanting “Parchi” after the player’s dismissal.
What does Parchi mean?
‘Parchi’ in local terms of Pakistan signifies somebody (an individual) getting selected in a team not on the basis of his merits but reference.
With this negative development, many former/veteran players like AaquibJaved including PCB chief, Ramiz Raja, shared their concerns over the remarks received from the media. Aaquib straightforwardly called it very unfortunate and urged the players to not focus on what media says rather focus on their skills, lately.
“This is very unfortunate. Whether it’s the board, the team management or the player, the main job is to execute the skill. When you take five wickets in a game, you don’t need others to praise you because you know you have done well,”
“You are appreciated for the work you do. Khushdil was crying in the dressing room, what’s the point of that? He shouldn’t be focussing on what people are saying, he should instead be focussing on performances. If you score, if you score a hundred or a fifty, the people will praise you. Why are they not focussing on their performances?”
Amidst all the uproar, Aaquib in order to support his team said said some wonderful things, have a look,
“They say middle-order is not playing well. Can I say that they are performing good? This isn’t happening inside an office, this is happening in front of TV screens. This is reality and you can’t run away from it. You should focus on your system, and think about why you are not having options?
A bit off lately, during the Asia Cup 2022 match, a similar kind of attitude from Pakistani network, was seen when during the match between India and Pakistan, Indian pacer, Arshdeep Singh after dropping a crucial catch was called a traitor, which later created a huge havoc. But at the time, the player received a huge support from his peers and the board itself. And the good news is, now the player is in the T20 World Cup squad headed to Australia for his ability he has shown.
What we observe from situations like these are, not all criticisms are bad but when it happens to the right people, fate has its own way to pay it back, as we saw in the case of Arshdeep Singh.