Pakistan cricket team's win against Canada on 3rd March should not be taken for granted. The team really had to struggle hard to get two important points before the crucial quarter final round. Again it were our batsmen who put up a poor show even against minnows like Canada where the whole team was bowled out after scoring just 184 runs. It is really a worrying sign that our team did not utilize full quota of 50 overs of the innings and got out on a low score. Though our bowlers, especially Captain Shahid Khan Afridi, bowled exceptionally well to get the Canadian team out on the score of 138, yet the whole Pakistani team remained under pressure throughout the match (both in batting and bowling). Though Pakistan registered a win against Canada, yet it should be a timely wake-up call for the team. Our batsmen, especially our openers, have to play responsibly to give a solid foundation to the team. It has often been seen that when our openers get out casually in the initial overs, the whole pressure is transferred to the middle order batsmen. They too, in this situation, do not play their strokes freely because of the fear of losing their wickets. And that is what happened during Canadian match. So my advice to the Captain and the Coach would be to ask their openers to stay at the crease and play sensibly, without really caring much about the run rate in the initial eight or ten overs. Once the openers would adjust themselves to the conditions, they would be in a position to play their strokes with more confidence and courage. ABDUL SAMAD SAMO, Karachi, March 4.