Although some of that Test was lost to bad light and rain, the fall of just eight wickets—including two run-out decisions—is a fair reflection of how much the batsmen enjoyed themselves. I am sure I will not be the only bowler to remember the Lahore Test match as one made for batsmen, while we were destined to merely toil away, our teeth drawn out.
I overheard my friend Harbhajan Singh tell someone in jest that the pitch must be dug up and all the bowlers buried there. I can see where he is coming from but, while the contest was alive, we had to stay positive in our pursuit of Indian wickets. I must also agree with our captain Inzamam-ul-Haq's views that flat tracks may discourage the fans from watching Test matches.