It is a big claim. Some accuse them of being shit, some of being match fixers, some of being shit match fixers, but mentally retarded, wow.
Let us look at Mental Retardation with some help from Wikipedia:
Delays in oral language development
Well Mohammad Asif called Shane Watson a “bloody white”. If you have been playing cricket for this many years and “bloody white” is the best insult you can give to Shane Watson I would say you have a delay in Oral devolpment.
Deficits in memory skills
Shoaib Malik seemed to forget he was married. I’m married, and I remember it. So I would say his memory is not really that skilful.
Difficulty learning social rules
Don’t bite the ball. Don’t take opiates through an airport. Don’t fuck unclean women with Genital warts. Don’t leave a game of cricket mid way through. Don’t dance on a good length. Don’t match fix. Don’t match fix in Essex. Are these all social rules, probably.
Difficulty with problem solving skills
When bowling to Mike Hussey Pakistan either move the field out so he can put on a test winning partnership, or bowl length balls from spinners to see how far he can hit them. If Michael Hussey is a problem, Pakistan have not solved it.
Delays in the development of adaptive behaviors such as self-help or self-care skills
Kamran Akmal’s keeping in Sydney shows that he has no self care or self help skills. If he was a small child a parent would have stepped in to help.
Lack of social inhibitors
I think this has been covered.
An Intelligence Quotient score under 70
According to Wiki Mental Retardation has various classes.
|Profound mental retardation||Below 20|
|Severe mental retardation||20–34|
|Moderate mental retardation||35–49|
|Mild mental retardation||50–69|
|Borderline intellectual functioning||70–84|
Alam never stated which exact class the Pakistani players are in.
Wiki goes on to say, “there is no “cure” for an established disability, though with appropriate support and teaching, most individuals can learn to do many things.”
I’ve known semi functional Mentally Retarded people before, it is unfair to give Pakistan that label, they are hardly functional.