When World cup Cricket is around, it is festival time in India. People forget their schedules, meetings, appointments and sit in front of the TV to catch the live action. This time, events in the past one week has shocked many cricket fans. Started with Pakistan’s loss to WI. Then India and Pakistan lost to the minnows Bangladesh and Ireland respectively.
The Indians may have differences with Pakistan. But when it comes to world cup, Indians love to see either of the two teams go through. At least, every Indian and Pakistani cricket fan will want a world cup encounter between the two teams. India holds the record of not losing to Pakistan in a world cup match and it continues to hold with Pakistan eliminated out of the current world cup. Every cricket world cup is livelier with an encounter between the two Asian giants. This time, it is out of question.
And the last shocker came with the death of Bob Woolmer yesterday. He died after Pakistan lost miserably to Ireland. Full report on Woolmer’s death at ABC News. Following this, Pakistan’s captain Inzamam Ul Haq announced his retirement from one day cricket.
What a week of turning events?
I was thinking about all this and switched on the TV. A news channel was airing the news of Woolmer’s death followed by Inzy’s retirement and finally about India’s encounter with Bermuda today to keep the world cup chances alive. The caption of India’s story for Do or Die for India.
Come on! With all that happened in a week, I would not be sad if India does not make it to the super 8s. But I will not like to hear bad news anymore in this world cup. Here I am with my slogan to the Indian team.
Try hard and remember there is always a next time.
Cheer for India!