Monday, June 22, 2009


The big entertainment has come to an end and finally the Pakistan men crowned as the champions of 2009 T20 world cup. The same team lost the thrilling final match to India in the inaugural world cup in 2007. This is no Cinderella story. This is about the ugly sister who woke up to find that she had a glass slipper on her feet. Remember that this is the team that has no home series to look forward to in the foreseeable future, the country that had the ICC Champions Trophy taken away from it and given to South Africa. These are the players who were prevented from playing in the IPL, and the same side that was annihilated by South Africa and India in warm-up matches. But less than three weeks on, they are champions of the world. Their fans, who have had to put up with so much over the past few years and whose support has been so steadfast and magnificent, deserve this perhaps more than the players do. This was their moment, one that they won't ever forget. Razzak, Afridi, Akmal, Younis, Gul were their key players in this victory. They were well supported by the other men in the team. They feel that this victory is a bit bigger than 1992 WC. I confess that i am not usually one to cheer for Pakistan in a cricket match. But it was great to see them pick up the tournament win. Not only did Pakistan win - but I think there a great boost for a country that is in some trying times and for the game of cricket as a whole. As an Indian I am so happy to see our brothers pick up the title.Kudos to Afridi and Pak team.At the end of the day some releif and joy for my brothers and sisters in Pak. Hope this triumph will change the overall attitude towards Pak and it's cricket.

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