The Pakistani media hailed Inzamam-ul Haq and his boys for winning the second Test against India.
updated: February 25, 2007 10:06 IST
Lahore:With banner headlines screaming "Honour Restored", the Pakistani media hailed Inzamam-ul Haq and his boys for winning the second Test against India and bringing the series back on track. "A victory margin of nine wickets is emphatic enough and to do this inside three and a half days makes it a thumping one. All debts have been paid off, all grievances soothed," gushed Pakistan's noted cricket columnist Omar Kureishi in daily 'Dawn'. Kureishi added that the credit for the win "goes to the Pakistan team and has nothing to do with the errors that might have been made by its opponents". Bad decision The 'Daily Times' criticised Dravid's decision to bat first on a seaming track. "India self-destructed with their decision to bat first on a lively wicket coupled with some irresponsible batting by the top-order in both the innings," said the newspaper. Sehwag, Parthiv hailed 'The Nation' praised the performance of the hosts, but at the same time warned the team of "increasing belligerence" of Virender Sehwag. "Pakistan has to guard against him more than the more celebrated Indian players because he has the capacity to turn the match on its head," it said. The newspaper also praised young wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel for his "sparkling and courageous" innings. (PTI)