So, we know that our Pakistani team has won the ICC Champions Trophy tremendously against India and we are going gaga.
When it comes to Pakistan and India, both countries are cricket crazy and you will not see any rivalry like this anywhere. We beat India and let social media splayed by the trolls. After the victory, Pakistan celebrated fully and somehow Indians were seen to be very angry and upset.
However, there’s a lady Archana Mohan from India who seems to have some different emotions regarding the Indian cricket team. She summarized her feelings in an open letter beautifully. This Indian woman’s message to Pakistan is nothing, but a masterpiece.
She wrote a status on her Facebook account thanking Pakistan “for defeating them”. Here it is!
Pakistan, thanks for defeating us!
I was sure I would wake up with a soul wrenching hangover after you pulverized my team yesterday. To be honest, I wanted to bury myself in a hole and keep newspapers at bay so I didn’t have to relive ‘that’ no ball again.
But something happened this morning.
Instead of the pooja room, where she usually offers prayers every morning, my mother in law was in the living room, waxing eloquent about Mohammad Amir. ‘God works in mysterious ways,’ she said. ‘The boy who made a mistake in his youth has grabbed his second chance. What a great redemption!’
‘I wish we had players like theirs’, my husband said ruefully. ‘From the by lanes of Peshawar to an ICC event, they are cricketers in the purest sense’, he said dreamily.
‘And what about that boy Fakhar Zaman’, my father in law, said, his cup of filter coffee simmering just like his voice. He is a Navy man no? That’s what a soldier does for his country,’ the ex-serviceman said proudly.
At work, the colleague who had only a day earlier tweeted a crude slur on Pakistan confessed he had watched everything there was on Youtube about Sarfaraz Ahmed. That man, he said sheepishly, is something else.
On my social media feed, there were dozens of messages congratulating Pakistan and saluting their never say die spirit. ‘Marry me Babar Azam’ said one of them!
It felt like utopia.
What if India had won? I shudder to think of how low some of us would have stooped in our boorish behavior.
It has been a tough few years for Pakistan. Lack of finances and the reluctance of other teams to play there on account of security reasons has crippled them to some extent but as this win shows, you can never write them off. Irrespective of the result, I am sure, we will always remember this unbelievable comeback from the team that was expected to crash out in the first round itself.
I can’t believe that I am saying this, but thank you Pakistan for winning the match. Thank you for being an inspiration.
India may have ended up second, but many of us won something more important than a shiny trophy – the tag of being a good sport.
Perhaps there may still be hope for the two countries after all!
Such a beautiful message…
Massive respect for this lady!
Everyone is praising this woman for her amazing thought and this post has almost 8,900 shares and more than 28,000 likes.
This Indian woman’s message to Pakistan is appreciated by many people.
This is really great to see something like this from the neighbors. We hope that one day both the nations will accept each other. Let’s pray for the best!