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'The Innocent Need Not Worry'

He is responsible for a team which has immense talent but is bogged down by more problems off the field than on it. After Outlook's expose of the Pakistan match-fixing inquiry report, which indicted several top players, Pakistan coach Javed Miandad s

'The Innocent Need Not Worry'
'The Innocent Need Not Worry'
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Should Pakistan have recalled Sachin Tendulkar?
We discussed calling him back, but agreed it would be a very bad precedent. Sometimes bowlers take wickets off no-balls; the umpire doesn't pick it up, but TV does. Will you recall all those batsmen? It would mean the crowd will decide who's out and who's not. Sachin didn't run well. Earlier Ganguly took a catch that bounced a foot in front of him but he claimed it. Newspapers didn't write about it. In England, once Salim Yousuf took a catch that bounced in front of him and all the papers there called us cheats.

What about the Calcutta crowd?
I am very sad. I witnessed the ugly World Cup '96 incident at Eden on TV. Now I have seen it live. The crowds should have realised responsible people are giving decisions and not get emotional. I feel particularly sad as the Eden crowd is usually top class. Ultimately they hurt themselves. After the disruption on the fourth day, Dravid lost his concentration and got out. From a crowd that knows its cricket, this is...

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