Shoaib is silent on how he felt while bowling up to Sachin
This refers to the report Sachin quaked in his boots while facing Shoaib (October 2). Shoaib Akhtar and Shahid Afridi’s remarks about Sachin Tendulkar are nothing but reminders of the way Pakistan was defeated by their archrival India in the last World Cup. Players often suffer from psychological stress. But if Sachin has ever been wary of Shoaib’s bowling, the latter must also have suffered, knowing he was up against one of the greatest batsmen of the world.
AA Khan, Lucknow
Setting the right example
The editorial A break, not a reprieve (Our Take, October 1) rightly points out that Greece is overburdened with debt, facing sovereign default if left to its own. A sagacious and determined German leadership is working towards rescuing a clutch of euro economies as it decides on the modified EFSF to bolster the eurozone. In contrast, we had a positive outlook for the economy and yet growth is being impeded due to faulty policy decisions and corruption. If Germany can tame its domestic politics for the economic good of an entire region, we too can mould our partisan politics for the sake of our economy.
Janaki Narayanan, via email
A leader worthy of his task
I do not agree with Rajindar Sachar’s views about development in Gujarat in The slips are showing (September 30). Several Muslim clerics and intellectuals have already praised Modi and joined his sadbhavna mission. We should begin to appreciate his contribution towards the development of Gujarat as well as the nation. Modi is a leader who is perfectly capable of leading the nation.
MC Joshi, Lucknow