Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan takes part in a training session in Southampton on Sunday. Agence France-Presse
With a lot of hate statuses on Whatsapp and other social media about the India Pakistan match, the Indian populace only showed that they take personally the “cultivated” hatred towards Pakistan. And though your article is mild and bends towards making light of the matter, we know that there is much left unsaid.
As an ardent cricket lover I am dismayed with the ongoing World Cup. The assumption that the new round-robin format which has teams playing at least nine matches each would have fans glued to their TV sets, is not holding ground (“Warner makes hay to hit WC top score as Tigers fall short,” June 21, Gulf Today).
It’s early day into the World Cup but Pakistan’s humbling of hosts England implies that nothing can be taken for granted (“Pakistan bounce back to stun England in nail-biter,” June 4, Gulf Today).
Rain leads the World Cup Cricket points table with eight points – that’s if we’re permitted to discard the stiff upper lip in Her Majesty’s Great Britain and smile away the cloudy blues. In fact, we should not sulk but sportingly give the rain gods credit for the bashing they are inflicting on some of the top-notch
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