Monday, April 4, 2011

Finally...the CUP is ours...!!!!!!!

Cricket is what everyone has been talking about this past one month. And the last 1 week was nothing short of a roller coaster ride for the Indians. We won the Quaarter Finals agains the inimitable Austraila, the Semis against ..wait-for-it....Pakistan and finally the FINALS against the Sri Lankans. What a week it has been. It has been so much of an effort to swallow one great game after another for us. I can't even begin to imagine what it must have been like for The Team. All high pressure games, carrying the pressure to do well of 121 million Indian people and 1 Sachin Tendulkar.
After winning the Cup, everyone just 1 thing to say - that they did it for GOD. My hubby broke down on seeing Yuvraj and Bhajji paaji crying with tears of happiness. I couldn't believe it. All these men of steel....crying at the same time. It was like a gamut of emotions.....of pride, of awe, of unadulterated joy, of unity...
And when Dhoni hit that final six to victory....the finish couldn't have been more fitting. We all yelled our throats out. And while we were all happy for the country and the Team, I was happy for Dhoni, the Captain. How he has taken all the criticism in his stride. One win after the other.....The Australian Tour, The T20 cup, IPL - Chennai Super Kings and still people have the gall to call him a 'lucky' fellow. I felt that the final six answered all his detractors. Why can't people understand that there is only 1 GOD  (Sachin R.10dulkar) and the other mortals can make mistakes at times. No team wins all the matches. You got to take risks at times to bring out the best or worst in the players. But whatever, I am glad the team held its nerve even after Sachin and Sehwag getting out very early and a huge chase left for the middle order.
Well done have done the entire nation proud. And we are the lucky generation to have seen India winning the World Cup. The bubbly was flowing like tata namak.....everyone was in 'high' spirits quite literally....a billion plus people united as one ....because of  11 magnificent was one unbelievable one of those perfect dreams....


  1. That is completely wrong information Ghata....Ind won the world cup on 25th June'83.
    This day is a historic day for Indian cricket since this is the day India played its first ever international Test Match i.e. 25th June 1932.

  2. wrong info from sum over-enthusiastic cric fan....thnaks for the correction....

  3. Also just to add - since many people consider 25th June as a golden day for Indian cricket, somehow this day is ironically the most infamous day in independent India's history.
    25th June 1975 - the black day for India when the then Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi imposed an Internal Emergency in India for reasons which had no bearing to the internal security of the country.


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