Lahore, Pakistan – Supporters of the Pakistan national team have reacted angrily to the appointment of Stuart Broad as England 20/20 captain, a move they see as a direct challenge to Pakistan’s unofficial status as world cricket’s leading bat-shit-crazy side.
Prominent internet supporter website whathavetheydonenow.com reported a sharp increase in traffic as fans rushed to express their indignation at England’s choice. Forum member Shoaib69 summed up the feelings of many when he wrote, “What the hell are England playing at making Broad captain? They normally only appoint the kind of bland wallflower you can’t imagine having genitals.”
JavedMiandadsbathandle added, “This is a low-blow by the ECB. Nepotism and idiocy are the hallmarks of decisions made by our cricket board. How are we supposed to shake our heads and joke ‘only in Pakistan’ the next time Shahid Afridi does something incredibly stupid when we know Stuart Broad’s out there, taking notes, planning to do something even more idiotic?”
Disquiet at Broad’s promotion also extends to England supporters, with straussfangirl17 pointing out, “The ECB has no right to appoint such a poor role model as England captain. That’s the job of the FA.”
In related news, former 20/20 captain Paul Collingwood is undergoing counselling for the trauma of becoming Tyne & Wear’s first unemployed man.