The other keeper feels ghosted like a middle child
Following the head coach's decision to split the wicketkeeping duties for the ongoing unilaterally-confidence-booster five-match T20I against the team whose neighbour got thumped 4-1 of late, every Khalid, Nakib and Faisal in the host country has an opinion on this matter.
The whole nation cannot seem to stop buzzing on this issue since the day before the series began and had typically split up into two major camps in no time.
One camp, composed of old guards and conformists, is against this splitting business altogether. They deem it to be radically insulting for the Elder Keeper to share the prestigious keeping duties with the Young.
The other camp, the self-proclaimed so-called Keeper of the Faith, reckons the Young has more than earned it, which the first two games of the series so far cannot prove otherwise. In the next two matches the Elder is set to be the glove-bearer, as promised by the coach.
Now, who gets to keep for the fifth game will be decided by the coach after the fourth, which led to an overwhelming cloud of uncertainty that possessed the crickizens of United States of Merepoor to no end.
One local cricket fan witted on Witter, "I can't take it anymore! Elder or Young? Young or Elder? Who will keep for the fifth! The coach should totally declare it immediately to mentally ease us fans before the all-important, must-win next match tomorrow! We all need this win, more than ever, to keep the momentum boosting out of proportions before the world cup! Come on, coach! You can do it! Reveal it ASAP #riseofthemomentum."
However, something strange happened recently -- the "Middle Child Support Group (MCSG)" and "Raise Middle Child Awareness (RMCA)" entered the mix of cricketing discussion. It all happened when the opener Lit AF, also the Middle Keeper of the team, when asked how he was feeling post-match yesterday, replied: "At least I could've been considered [for the fifth game] just out of formality's sake, just saying."
The interview then ended following a bit of awkward silence.
Formed by mostly lone wolves and previously assumed to be in exile or deactivated, both RMCA and MCSG activists are attempting, and struggling, to make the footage viral ever since Lit AF's interview got aired. They have labelled this string of events as a sample of society's classic mistreatment of the middle child, which cannot remain normalised any longer.
"For years we the middle children have been ignored, treated like we were invisible at the dining table, in decision-making. Isolated, taken for granted, and forgotten. When will this culture of passive oppression stop? Not that we ever demanded any slice of the pie, all we want is acknowledgment of our existence. Is it all too much to ask for! #MiddleChildIsReal #MiddleChildExists #ActNow."
It's been five hours at the time of writing this, and yet no leading news portals have covered this seemingly bizarre Middle Child outburst. One public figure, who is a journalist from a leading tabloid named Fast Photon, had joked about this and posted on Witter: "This Middle Class issue seems kinda cute and I'm slightly tempted to cover it if only I can come up with a clickbait headline."
Comments seemed to have flooded under the aforementioned tabloid journalist's post, mostly from RMCA activists where all of them have written the same thing: "It's Middle Child not Middle Class, damn it!"