A Look At India’s Front Page After World Cup Victory

Quite stunning — “Champions,” “Dhonit,” “Sare Jahan Se Achcha.” Take a look here, c/o the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Read the New York Times article here:

Cricket, of course, is only a sport, and an obscure one for much of the world, yet it is now providing a respite from what has become known as India’s “season of scams.” In this nation of 1.2 billion people, the national cricket team is treated like a group of rock stars and regarded by some as a metaphor for the country as a whole: young, increasingly confident and slowly moving forward, if sometimes tripping itself in the process.

From Huw Richards, cricket columnist for the International Herald Tribune:

India is not as complete a team as Australia was when it won the previous three World Cups, but that is no criticism — few teams ever have been.

But India’s frailties meant that its progress was genuinely exciting, unlike when Australia won, which felt like a procession.

One thought on “A Look At India’s Front Page After World Cup Victory

  1. Maithreyi says:

    Good Lord. That paragraph might be the most patronising, demeaning description of Indian cricket I’ve ever read. Staggering.

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