In India, its usual for politicians to answer questions with prepared statements: Q: What do you think of Mr. X's comments on your integrity (or Mr. X's recent charges)?
A: Mr. X has lost his mental balance. I respect Mr. X, but lately he has been under a lot of pressure and lost the sense of mental well being.
In this light, look at Moin Khan's columns on Rediff.
Indian Team lacks Balance:
"The tourists must be satisfied with their batting resources, but their main concern remains their bowling department. Even if the bowlers are given the benefit of doubt keeping in view the conditions in Peshawar, the bottomline is that the Indian bowling attack lacks the bite, penetration aggression and economy -- a combination that is so vital in limited-overs cricket."
Pakistan totally crumbled against Indian Bowling and was not able to go beyond 80s without losing 4 wickets in the last three matches. This cannot be a coincidence, esp. if it happens 3 times in a row. India also won the one day series with one match to spare.
Beginning of the end for Tendulkar?:
"Maybe when he takes an emotional walk in the National Stadium in Karachi, the desire of continuing for a few more years with distinction and merit will be re-ignited. But for the moment, the Sachin I saw batting at Faisalabad was certainly a shadow of the Sachin who courageously faced and ruthlessly punished the greatest bowlers of the past decade."
"..Shoaib Akhtar literally exposed Sachin's present-day ability against quality fast bowling during a spell that will certainly be remembered for long."
Shoaib got less that 5 total wickets in the three test matches he played. Sachin Tendulkar has scored 100, 42, 95 and 0 in the last 4 one day matches.
I wonder what will it take for him to eat crow and shut up. Or as they say: "When Knowledge is power, Ignorance is bliss.". Moin would do well to wake up from his blissful ignorance. I just hope that Rediff does not give him another chance at exposing his mental balance.