India Turns To Pakistan For Semis Chance

Ah, the irony of winners’ hierarchies. This week, I watched the India-Pakistan match on some illegal streaming website, which also featured a chat room for fans to opine. As could be expected on the Internet, the flowing text featured vitriol I haven’t heard (or seen) since I was in fifth grade; Pakistan-supporters alluded to cow-lovers, while some witty Indian fans came up with “Porkistan” (you’d think from the text the entire Partition could have been avoided if a few animals hadn’t happened upon the subcontinent’s grazing plains).

But now, the tables have turned: Pakistan fans will root for a victory against Australia, but in doing so, they will inadvertently root to increase India’s chances. Meanwhile, Indians will tune in for, of all things, a Pakistan victory. It’s a real cumbaya moment, but I’d hate just to mock it. This is the fun of sport, when love for the game supersedes even 60 years of mutual hatred — if only for a match against the White Man.

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3 thoughts on “India Turns To Pakistan For Semis Chance

  1. You wouldn’t believe how much filth ppl were talking during the finals of the compaq cup..i was watching live streaming on TenSports and they had a small facebook app on the side where you could just jabber on the match and ppl came up with some fairly colourful words, although not as bad as what u had seen! 🙂

    Yes, that is the irony of the game! I, never in my craziest dreams, expected to depend on England, of all the ODI teams in the world, for SL to go thru to the semis! Ah, the irony of it all! 🙂

  2. lazy-maddy says:

    a way to go this Champions Trophy 😀

  3. […] to my blog reader, I find that Ducking Beamers has already made the point: Pakistan fans will root for a victory against Australia, but in doing so, they will inadvertently […]

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