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ARTICLE: "Novak Djokovic was disqualified from US Open on 6 September because he accidentally hit a line judge, a woman, with the ball during his match against Pablo Carreno-Busta - it was not during the game, he had hit the ball to the back of the court in frustration."

"Hmmm..."

"He apologized immediately and had a lengthy discussion with the officials before he was defaulted on 7 September."

"Default as in not paying a fine?"

"No default as in being barred from the tournament on charges of ball abuse which is in the tennis rule book...."

"Hmmmm...."

"Say something, I mean it was an accident, he apologized, and still he was made to default."

"I am reminded of a man who broke the rule book and remains in office, and, the Man with the Widening Girth, defending him and contrary to the rule book the IG is fired for daring to seek an investigation into this man bad mouthing him and then he proceeded to blame the victim of the rape and he is still around and...."

"But doesn't The Khan realize that Umer Sheikh has rendered himself toothless! I mean if he now goes after any member of the opposition, rightly or wrongly, his remaining in office against all the rules in the book...."

"Hey in this country we don't fire people for ball tampering!"

"Ball tampering defined as flouting the rules?"

"Absolutely; in this land of the pure judges are seen on video being slapped by the husband of a member of an elected legislature who then proceeded to hit some balls at his opponent as it were; the two then told the police that they had resolved the matter and then the judge woke up with some serious injuries the next morning and reneged on his earlier statement and registered a case against the husband."

"So while we do have rule books...."

"They are not the sayings of our beloved Prophet May Peace be Upon Him as stated by Zardari sahib."

"Right so why have the rule books?"

"I am not sure why but we follow the rule of the jungle, survival of the fittest. The only issue is when two protagonists think they are more powerful than their opponent and decide to engage in battle and...."

"Let me quote Megginson to you, a professor and author, who said it is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change."

"Change as in the...the..."

"In the Land of the Pure change as in change of administration."

"Don't be facetious."

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