Twenty20 Cup: Near, far, Far, Far, Near, Near – Doom

Title of this post suggests the true feelings of Pakistanis, especially the Cricket fan(atics) 24th’s eve.

The moment we lost Twenty20 World Cup

I was deflated too but that lasted for few minutes only. Even if it was INDIA (PTV always refrer to them as Rawayiti Hareef and Thanks God not Parrosi Mulk) … so what … overall India Played well in the match. From our batting side; Imran suffered because of his injury and then only one Man stood by and lifted the already dead spirits of Pakistanis and he was Misbah. So why blame him for the ending shot – He actually saved us from an embarrasing defeat … Three Cheers for him. It was a good show, in fact a superb show. A game I truly enjoyed after so many months, maybe years.

A friend of mine, Syra, was today telling about her experience of watching the match in Jinnah Super (large screens were erected in Jinn, Super, and F-10 markaz for the cricketing nation) … I wish I can post the Video of her interesting description … goes like this:

The customers, the shopkeepers, families, kids, everybody who had come out for shopping had gathered outside Gol Chakar in front of the huge screen placed (in mid air). The crowd was simply dynamic and electrifying! Every run scored was celebrated. Almost everybody was praying for the win. There was thrill and excitement in the air. THEN, there was a huge roar when Misbah ul haq hit that sixer in the last over, and a sudden dead silence on the very next ball when he was caught behind. Heads down all around.

Nevertheless, watching the match with complete strangers all around you, cheering for Team Pakistan, praying together, jumping around for the same cause was a splendid experience.

So will you be cheering for our young Captain and talented boys (miss the some lousy drops ;-)) or going to feel bad and in IF state for ever??

Things usually are One Shot Away but it takes one to Play that Shot :-)


3 Comments so far

  1. Syra (unregistered) on September 26th, 2007 @ 9:26 am

    Yupe! Three cheers for him.

  2. UBD (unregistered) on September 26th, 2007 @ 2:20 pm

    the boys played well….
    33 cheers for him and bronx cheers for pcb(pakistan cricket board) for wasting such a player,since the guy playing domestic cricket for 5 years.

  3. aly (unregistered) on September 28th, 2007 @ 1:58 pm

    I am bit surprised to hear Shoaib at final ceremony…For God sake, Don’t mix religion with Cricket. Don’t speak for Muslims. HE was perhaps projecting the defeat as demoralising for the entire umma, whereas Pathan, after the award, ran around the ground with the Indian flag. “Who has given Pakistani players the right to speak for all Muslims?” How can he speak for all Muslims of the world?” “Does a West Indian captain ever thank “all the blacks in the World” It was a dangerous, frightening situation.

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