Whats up curry bear,
I know from your website you are a cricket fan so how about some love for
the pakistan cricket team and there underdog story. I’m an Indian fan but I
have to admitt that what pakistan did was simply amazing and totally unexpected.
So how about an article on the world t20 and the pakistani story?
You must not have me on Facebook because I donated my status to congratulating the Pakistani Cricket team on Sunday. But you are right, this does deserve a post. To the white man Cricket is just a game, but to Desi people it is so much more than that. Lets admit it: us Desis are not an athletic lot. You don’t see many in the NBA, NFL, MLB, or even NHL. However, we do have one claim to fame and that is Cricket. I don’t care if the team is Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, or Bangladeshi. Just like people associate blacks with Basketball, we are associated with Cricket. When people think of Soccer they think of all those crazy South American and European countries. But when people think of Cricket, they think of us.
However, Pakistan winning was simply amazing. They were an underdog team during the whole series and you are right, it was totally unexpected. That’s just how Pakistan is though. One of the most unpredictable countries in the world. Winning the T20 cup was like the NY Giants winning the Superbowl. No one saw it coming. Curry Bear has a real soft spot for the underdog.
I like the fact that you are Indian and giving props to your rival team. That is true sportsmanship when even fans can give props to rival teams. Even though these two teams are the biggest rivals in the world, you got to admit Pakistan has not had a lot of good news lately. The cool thing about Pakistan winning is how badly they needed this. The country has had nothing but one terrorist attack after another. I’m pretty sure more attacks have taken place in Pakistan than any other country. A lot of people look at Cricket as just a game, but to some countries it is much more than that. It’s pride, honor, and an escape from the daily lives. To the dedicated fans, it is almost a religion.
This reminds me of something Bruce Wayne said to Alfred in Batman Begins. “People need dramatic examples to shake them out of apathy.” This was what Pakistan needed to shake itself out of apathy. People just need hope and something to believe in. I don’t know how people live in Pakistan, but the constant threat of attacks has got to be disheartening to the people. Not only did they start winning Cricket games but if you check the news, they have been gaining more and more success on the war on terror. In fact local citizens have been battling the Taliban now. So congrats to the Pakistani Cricket team, you deserve it, you needed it, you got it.