Pakistani fans, incensed by Pakistan's series loss to England, were not mincing words. They called the team all sorts of names many of which we cannot reproduce for want of space and decency. And they did that in Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi, Pushto, Darra and a few other dialects that are quite unpronounceable (as were their epithets).
With all those salvoes coming in thick and fast, Pakistani skipper Inzamamul Haq appealed to his people not to be so mad so soon because the last Test was still to come as were the ODIs. Then there was the World Cup next year. He vowed to do something terrible to the Englanders in the last Test (that starts on August 17 at The Oval) for making him and his boys look bad in front of their people. He said all this in an Urdu newspaper column (with the fond hope it would be translated for the others).
He praised Younis and Yousuf but could not quite explain why there had been that small lead instead of a couple of hundred runs.
He said the enemy outplayed them because they had a game plan and they didn't, that someone used their plan papers as toilet paper-by mistake for heavens sake!
"Excuses, excuses," cried the Pakistani fans.