Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Indian Sports Analysts: Pakistan Tore Us Apart

Pakistan's 10-wicket triumph over India in their recent T20 World Cup match has made history. It's the country's first ever win against its neighbor in 13 World Cup matches. It is also historic because the Indian bowlers failed to take even a single Pakistani wicket.  Pakistani opening batsmen Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan romped to an easy 10-wicket victory by scoring 152 runs in 17.5 overs without any losses. Batting first, India lost 7 wickets to reach 151 runs total in 20 overs. Since this India-Pakistan encounter on October 24, 2021, Pakistan has gone on to win its second match against New Zealand by 5 wickets. 

Babar Azam and Virat Kohli

In a rare honest analysis seen on India's ZeeTV, the comments by retired Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif and sports journalist Harpal Singh Bedi summed up the results as follows: 

Mohammad Kaif: "Shameful defeat for India"..."No amount of praise (for Pakistan) is enough"... "They (Pakistan) have done it without practice matches..New Zealand pulled out...England cancelled tour"..,..  "Dew factor hurt us (India) because we failed to take early wickets before dew became a factor" ..."we got no wickets...we were completely flat on our back (Charo khane chit)....."Babar Azam had a complete plan...all 11 players pre-announced....field first..etc" "Shaheen's bowling was amazing"

Harpal Singh Bedi: "They tore us apart....they exposed us...we were completely dismantled" .... "Pakistan did the same in the Champions Trophy Final in 2017"..."Dew factor has no meaning".. "Never underestimate other teams" ..."Always respect the opponent" ...."Pakistan took early wickets...essential in T20" ..."Mauka Mauka is nonsense!"

For the uninitiated, "Mauka Mauka" is an Indian ad that mocks Pakistan for its string of losses against India in World Cup matches. Pakistan has done better against India in matches played outside of the World Cup. The two sides have played a total of 200 times. Pakistan has won 87 matches compared to India's 70 victories. In Test matches and ODIs Pakistan has won more matches than India, although India has won six of the nine T20 International between the two sides.    

It is indeed refreshing to see such candid commentary by Indian analysts on the emotion-filled India-Pakistan T20 encounter in Dubai, UAE.  Here's a video of the ZeeNews show:

https://youtu.be/AA_hBod9i-w



22 comments:

samir sardana said...

The trauma has kindled the Pineal gland of the Indians,and is this the Lumen Naturale pivot ?

What is the syndrome here ?

The Indians as a race are the only species in the world who ACTUALLY BELIEVE THAT WHAT THEY BELIEVE OR WANT, ACTUALLY HAPPENS !

Just like the citizens of Pompeii before the Nuke Out ! Or just like the Jews before the annihilation by the Babylonians and Assyrians !

The media frenzy is not just a juvenile trick,to whip up passions and hopes,and TRPs.These worms actually believe that their wishes will cone true - just due to their wishes !

That was the logic of the Chaiwala,and his Thali banging in Covid ! dindooohindoo

It is a subset of the IDOL WORSHIPPING SYNDROME - and that same psychology,is behind the MASS ASININE DEMENTIA (MAD) of the Indian worms.

It was the same "Mount Meru is Mine" syndrome,in 1962 - wherein the Hindoo clowns thought they were invincible.The Hindoo Dubious Gods,could not save Kailash,from the PLA - and the PLA will take it over soon.

The same paradigm was observed,when Ghazni ravaged Somnath - the Hindoo weasels thought Shiva was coming - he was just on the way - just around the bend !

But the beauty of these mongrels is that - THEY FORGET PRONTO - and that is a part of the MAD affliction ! Which is Y they keep voting for the Chaiwala,inspite of all his disasters!

And so,the Indian Mongrels forgot 1962,Galwan..... and will also forget the Pakistan bashing,in Dubai !

And the mass hysteria will begin again - and the Indian mongrels will again lose to the Kiwis ! That will also be destruction !

All the above Indian qualities are found in DOGS - limited memory and repetitive action ! People say Y ? IT IS ALSO CALLED THE "HINDOOO ORIGIN OF SPECIES", AS TO HOW WOMEN WERE CREATED AND HOW ANIMALS WERE CREATED.It is Pure Genius

The Proof

“That first being (Prajapati) became afraid; therefore one becomes afraid when one is alone. Then he thought to himself: ‘Of what should I be afraid, when there is no one but me?’

So his fear left him, for what was he going to be afraid of? One is, after all, afraid of another. He found no pleasure at all; so one finds no pleasure when one is alone. He wanted to have a companion.

Now he was as large as a man and a woman in close embrace. So he split his body into two, giving rise to husband (pati) and wife (patni). … He (Prajapati) copulated with her, and from their union human beings were born.

She then thought to herself: ‘After begetting me from his own body, how could he copulate with me? I know — I’ll hide myself.’

So she became a cow.But he became a bull and copulated with her. From their union cattle were born. Then she became a mare, and he a stallion; she became a female donkey, and he, a male donkey.

AS PER VEDAS - INDIANS WERE CREATED WHEN BRAHMA COPULATED WITH DOGS,DONKEYS,BOARS .......

JUST THE ANTI-THESIS OF THE ADAM AND EVE STORY OF THE QURAN AND THE TALMUD !

CAN THE PAKISTANIS LEAVE THE KASHMIR TO THE MERCY OF THESE INDIAN WORMS ? LET THE GHAZWA BEGIN !







Waqar said...

Mauka Mauka is bitter reality!
In ODI World Cups
India 7, Pak 0

In T20 WCs
India 5, Pak 1

But in Champion Trophy
India 2, Pak 3

Riaz Haq said...

#India Seems Determined to Lose to #Pakistan in More Than #Cricket. Arrests of #Muslims celebrating the Pakistani team’s win underscore how #Hindu nationalists are self-sabotaging. by @dhume #Hindutva #Islamophobia_in_india #Modi https://www.wsj.com/articles/india-pakistan-islamist-cricket-t-20-world-cup-muslim-hindu-nationalism-bjp-up-kashmir-11635451063?st=yuyowr3bwfumoai&reflink=desktopwebshare_twitter via @WSJOpinion

Against this backdrop, the last thing India needs is unrest in its 200-million-strong Muslim population, the second largest in the world behind Indonesia. Instability in India would have wide-ranging geopolitical implications. It would signal weakness to Beijing and unreliability to those in Washington who look to India as a democratic counterweight to Chinese autocracy. Islamic extremists could also use indiscriminate crackdowns on Indian Muslims to attract recruits, further destabilizing the region.
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The last thing most Indians want is to strengthen Pakistan, but India’s turn to increasingly hard-line Hindu nationalism is likely to do just that. An apparently growing tendency among Indians to refuse to distinguish between ordinary Muslims and dangerous Islamists will open India to instability and national-security threats—a point underscored by, of all things, the T-20 cricket World Cup.

After the Pakistani team beat India on Sunday, police in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh arrested seven Muslims for allegedly celebrating Pakistan’s victory. They face a variety of charges, including sedition, according to the state’s chief minister. In Indian-administered Kashmir, students and staff from two medical colleges face criminal charges under a harsh antiterrorism law for allegedly cheering the Pakistani cricket win. Many of India’s illiberal laws predate the rise of Hindu nationalism—some date back to colonial rule—but under the ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party these laws are increasingly used against Muslims deemed insufficiently patriotic.

India is already caught in a fraught geopolitical environment. Chinese troops have squatted for more than a year on territory that India also claims, and a military buildup along the two countries’ disputed 2,200-mile border shows few signs of receding. The Taliban victory in Afghanistan—backed by covert support from the Pakistani army—boosts radical Islam across the region. A spate of terrorist attacks in the Indian part of Kashmir over the past four weeks raises fears that the restive region is headed for a new bout of instability.

Violent anti-blasphemy protests and killings by the Pakistani Taliban underscore Pakistan’s continued lurch toward radicalization. Even Bangladesh, which has been a bastion of relative religious moderation over the past decade, is showing signs of strain. Earlier this month, violent Muslim mobs vandalized roughly 17 temples and killed at least two people during the Hindu festival of Durga Puja.

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It’s also very much in Pakistan’s interest to exploit India’s domestic fault lines. In a video shortly after the cricket game, Pakistan’s Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed hailed his team’s win as a victory for Islam. He claimed that the win was celebrated by Muslims around the world, including those in India.

Hindu nationalists took the bait—the minister’s video went viral in India. They also shared clips on social media of Indian Muslims allegedly celebrating Pakistan’s cricket victory, but it’s hard to say if these videos represent a widespread pattern, and if many of them are even genuine. Since Mr. Modi’s election in 2014, a vast network of Hindu nationalist websites, social media accounts and pro-government TV channels—not known for factual rigor—have taken to vilifying Indian Muslims.

samir sardana said...

Y does Chaiwala lynch Muslims,to benefit Pakistan ?

It is to make it banner news,and deflect attention,from the PLA !

Y does Chaiwala use Indian Faujis,as cannon fodder to be blown up in Kashmir ?

It is to deflect attention to Anti-Pakistan and Anti-Muslim hate !

TO DEFLECT THE IMPOTENCE OF THE CHAIWALA AND HIS STATE AND AGENCIES,W.R.T. THE CHINESE AND PAKISTAN BORDER AND THE ECONOMY - CHAIWALA HAS CREATED A BOGEYMAN !

AND THE INDIAN DULLARDS STILL DO NOT GET IT - AND HENCE,THEY DESERVE THEIR DESTRUCTION - WHICH IS WELL DESERVED !

THE ACTIONS IN BANGLADESH ARE A REACTION,TO THE POLICIES OF THE CHAIWALA !

MR HAQ TALKED OF "FACTUAL RIGOR" !????

THE INDIAN MEDIA IS OWNED BY PANWARI BANIAS AND BRAHMINS - A RACE OF LIARS,CHEATERS AND THIEVES - WHO WILL SELL THE SOULS OF THEIR ANCESTORS FOR A FEW RUPEES ! LOOK AT THE 1977 EMERGENCY - EVEN THE 1 OR 2 MEDIA HOUSES,WHICH REPORTED THE TRUTH - WERE MOTIVATED BY THE EVISCERAL HATRED OF MRS GANDHI,and NOT IDEOLOGY OR ETHICS.

Today all these Banias and Brahmins,have been bought !

Zee - Panwari Bania Owner (was selling scrap a few decades ago)
TOINS - Owned by Bania Jains - with a trail of intellectual and moral incestry
INDIA TV - Owned by another Sharma panwari bania
Aaj Tak - Staffed by Frigid Brahmin/Bania women and limpet Brahmins

All the others the poodles and clones of the above.dindooohindoo

PLA and Chairman XI,thinks that a change will come after Chaiwala. Chaiwala will die or be killed soon - but whichever party comes next - will have the same DNA !

The rabid dog has tasted blood - it will reappear with a new Chaiwala.This genie will not be put back into the bottle.

Riaz Haq said...

Pakistan, chasing 148 to win, were well placed at 122-3 in the 17th over when Afghan leg-spinner Rashid Khan turned the match on its head, bowling Babar Azam out at the Pakistani captain's score of 51.

https://youtu.be/evbMYIow3Jw

In the next over, Naveen-ul-Haq conceded just two runs and dismissed veteran Shoaib Malik for 19.

Shadab Khan came in for the last ball of the over and guided a shot into space, but Asif refused a single, taking the fate of the match in his hands.

When Asif Ali came to the crease, Pakistan's score was 122/4 at the beginning of the 18th over. Pakistan were 26 runs short of the 148-run target set by Afghanistan in T20 World Cup Group 2 match.

Asif hit Afghanistan's Karim Janat for 4 huge sixes in the 19th over.

It’s the end that mattered, Asif says. The shorter boundary was picked by Asif. And it worked.

“I look at the situation, and which bowlers are left. You look at the field placements,” Asif adds.

Pakistan WINS!

AS IF Afghanistan had a chance

That’s what the Pakistan fans will be thinking. Asif Ali, who finished off New Zealand the other day, does it again.

6,0,6,0,6,6

Asif Ali: 25 runs off seven balls.

It’s over.

In Pakistan's second group match, New Zealand looked strong after setting Pakistan a target of 135 and restricting their scoring for much of the reply, but Asif changed the dynamic in the end with three big sixes as Pakistan secured their second successive win with eight balls remaining.

Anonymous said...

But Afghans have won a medal in the Olympics in this century whereas Pakistani have not.

Given the condition of Afghanistan that is very impressive that its medal tally in the Olympics is second only to India in this century among South Asian countries.

Riaz Haq said...

Anon: "But Afghans have won a medal in the Olympics in this century whereas Pakistani have not"

Regardless of the final result, the Afghans played very well against Pakistan in T20 group match. They certainly gave Pakistan a hard time, especially when compared to the Indians who lost to Pakistan by 10 wickets.

SAMIR SARDANA said...

As I said above in the 1st post on October 27, 2021 at 12:58 PM "And the mass hysteria will begin again - and the Indian mongrels will again lose to the Kiwis ! That will also be destruction"

THE KEY WORDS ARE "THAT WILL ALSO BE DESTRUCTION" ! It is the Pakistan Hangover ! Babar Azam - Mughal E Azam has BURIED THE INDIAN CRICKET TEAM !

EVEN THE KIWI COULD NOT HAVE FORESEEN THE DESTRUCTION ! IT IS KNOWN THAT INDIANS CANNOT HANDLE PRESSURE - BUT EVEN THE KIWI CAPTAIN,WOULD NOT HAVE FORESEEN THIS INDIAN DIS-ASS-TER

BESIDES 1 FLUKE 6 AND A 4,AND THE ROHIT SHARMA DROPPED CATCH - THE INDIAN SCORE,WOULD HAVE BEEN LESS THAN 100 !

THE KIWIS HAVE DESTROYED INDIA - WHICH SHOULD NOW SAVE SOME MONEY FOR CHAIWALA,AND RETURN HOME ! NO POINT WASTING SCARCE INDIAN RESOURCES !

THE INDIANS HAD TO LOSE,AS THEY LOST ALL MATCHES TO KIWIS IN THE ICC,IN THE LAST 18 YEARS !

BUT THE KEY WORD IS "DESTRUCTION" !

LIKE I SAID ON October 24, 2021 at 10:40 AM IN https://www.riazhaq.com/2021/10/squid-games-dystopian-korean-drama.html,as under:

"It is time for the Indians to realise,that it is time to go back to basics - id.est., gulli danda and kho-kho - wherein the Indian Genius is perfected !"

Or they can try Jallikattu - which involves maiming and scandalising,a hapless animal !

It is time for Kohli to retire - and take care of his wife and kids - and then,India has to scrap its cricket team ! dindooohindoo

What will happen to the products sponsored by these Indian clowns - and if the sales fall - what will happen to the GST revenues - and then,what will Chaiwala do ? Export Gau Mutram and Putra Jeevi lotion !

TODAY's BANIA MEDIA IN INDIA,HAD 2 TICKERS :

"INDIA WILL WIN"

AND

THE FINAL WILL BE "PAKISTAN VS INDIA"

THE SAME "MOUNT MERU SYNDROME !

Riaz Haq said...

Twitter takes Team India to the cleaners after loss to New Zealand

https://www.indiatoday.in/trending-news/story/twitter-takes-team-india-to-the-cleaners-after-loss-to-new-zealand-1871782-2021-10-31

Disappointed in the men in blue, Indians took to the blue bird on Sunday evening to vent their frustration at India’s fading chances in the T20 Cricket World Cup.


The Indian team registered its second loss in the cricket world cup on Sunday when they were defeated by New Zealand. The Kiwis beat India by eight wickets with 33 balls to go in a match that was not nail-biting, to say the least.

Earlier, on October 24, India lost to Pakistan by ten wickets in their much-awaited first match in the tournament. Indian fans, for whom cricket is much more than just a sport, had pinned all their hopes on the game against New Zealand. But very soon, it seemed clear that this one too was not going to end well.

The bitter taste of defeat, if nothing else, gave rise to some pretty funny tweets.

Riaz Haq said...

India's BCCI To Squeeze Pakistan Super League

India's BCCI wants to force foreign players to choose between IPL and PSL to hurt Pakistan Super League. Earlier this year, BCCI issued threats against foreign players who had signed up for Kashmir Premier League (KPL). Analysts believe that BCCI is very likely to take a much harder line against Pakistan. A recent development that supports this view is that Jay Shah, son of PM Narendra Modi's right-hand man Amit Shah, is the new head of the Indian Cricket Board.

https://youtu.be/CIcG14ROeNI

Riaz Haq said...

In-form #Pakistan beat #Namibia . With 4 wins in as many games (vs #Afghanistan, #India, #NZ & Namibia ) Pakistan now tops Group 2 with 8 points. This will be Pakistan's 5th semi-final in #T20WorldCup history -- the most by any #cricket team.

https://sports.yahoo.com/form-pakistan-seal-semi-final-205710079.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=tw&tsrc=twtr via @Yahoo


Pakistan became the first team to reach the Twenty20 World Cup semi-finals after beating Namibia by 45 runs, with brilliant half centuries from Mohammad Rizwan and skipper Babar Azam in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.

Rizwan finished with a slow-to-fast 50-ball 79 not out while Babar notched his 23rd Twenty20 international fifty with a 49-ball 70 to lift Pakistan -- who won the toss and batted -- to 189-2 in their 20 overs.

Namibia tried their best to match their opponents, with David Wiese notching 43 not out and Craig Williams scoring 40, but Pakistani bowlers never allowed them a free hand as they managed 144-5 in 20 overs.

With four wins in as many games, Pakistan became the first side to reach the last four from Group 2. This will be their fifth semi-final in Twenty20 World Cup history -- the most by any team.

South Africa also remained in the hunt for a semi-final place, beating a hapless Bangladesh by six wickets after bowling them out for a mere 84 runs.

South Africa are now second in Group 1 with six points in four matches, two points behind England who have eight in four. Australia also have six points from four matches but are third on net run-rate.

Pakistan were a better side on Tuesday.

Williams knocked five boundaries and a six before he holed out to spinner Shadab Khan while Wiese smashed two sixes and three boundaries in his 31-ball knock.

Opener Stephan Baard scored 29.

Babar said Pakistan went with a different plan, batting first.

"It was a different plan today, wanted that opening partnership to go deep and it worked for us," said Babar. "Rizwan was superb in the final few overs."

- 'Same intensity' -

The Pakistan skipper was confident his team will keep the winning momentum.

"Everything has gone according to plan, we're looking forward to the semi-finals and playing our cricket with the same intensity."

Namibia skipper Gerhard Erasmus admitted his side was outplayed.

"We knew from the start that Pakistan are of high quality, they look like title contenders, we knew we'd have to compete hard and I thought we did that for quite a while but in the end it was not enough," said Erasmus.

Rizwan and Babar were the stars once again, like they were in Pakistan's win over arch-rivals India, which gave them a kick-start to the event.

The pair added 113 for the first wicket after Pakistan were slow out of the blocks, scoring just 59 in the first ten overs but ended with a flurry in the next ten, taking 130 runs.

Veteran Mohammad Hafeez scored a brisk 16-ball 32 not out with five boundaries.

Pakistan's total is the second-highest in this tournament, behind Afghanistan's 190-4 against Scotland in Sharjah.

Babar hit seven boundaries before he holed out to Wiese in the 15th over while Fakhar Zaman was smartly caught by keeper Zane Green for five.

Rizwan reached his tenth half century with a pulled six off Wiese in the 19th over before hitting four boundaries and a six to take 22 off JJ Smit's final over.

Rizwan's knock included eight fours and four sixes.

Pakistan next face Scotland in their last match in Sharjah on Sunday. Namibia will meet New Zealand, also in Sharjah two days earlier.

samir sardana said...

Afghanistan is to BURY the Indian Cricket team, today !

The Afghans owe nothing, to the Indians !

All that the Indians built in Afghanistan, was for the Indian Dream of a Logistics corridor - which was doomed from Day 1.

The Taliban has already compensated the Indians,by exporting coke worth 2 billion USD - which might have cost the Taliban 50 Mill.SO IT WAS A WIN-WIN FOR TALIBAN,AND THE INDIAN STATE.COULD THE INDIAN CLOTS OF THE DRI HAVE CRACKED THE COKE CARGO ON ITS OWN ?

SO THE AFGHAN CRICKET TEAM IS INTELLECTUALLY AND IDEOLOGICALLY FREE,OF ALL COMPUNCTIONS AND PANGS OF GUILT - IN BURYING THE INDIAN CRIKCET TEAM FOREVER - LIKE THAT OF THE WEASEL PRITHVIRAJ CHOO-HAN.

THE AUSPICIOUS SIGN IS THE PORTULATE OF ANAS HAQQANI,AS UNDER :

https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/taliban-leader-anas-haqqani-praises-ghaznavi-who-attacked-somnath-temple-101633502816224.html

AFTER THIS MATCH - INDIANS HAVE TO STOP PLAYING CRICKET !dindooohindoo

Riaz Haq said...

Australian Commentator Andrew Bolt: “I laughed hard yesterday when Indian cricket team took the knee against racism, this is from a team which represents a country which should fix its caste system before making big international statements.”

https://youtu.be/TXs_4tTVWLk

The Indian cricket team took a knee for the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement before the start of the T20 World Cup match against Pakistan. While it is an important gesture in support of black people everywhere, an Australian presenter Andrew Bolt criticized the Virat Kohli-led side for not standing up to rampant caste discrimination in India.


Anonymous said...

@samir

Well looks like your prayers weren't answered yet again...Pray harder you bigot.

Anyway India doesn't deserve to be in the semi final even though Cricket Inc will try everything to prevent a crash out given than 80% of the cricket money is in India and a non participating Indian team will lead to huge revenue evaporation for cricket Inc..

Riaz Haq said...

When PM Imran Khan picked Ramiz Raja to head PCB recently, Pakistan's head coach Misbahul Haq and bowling coach Waqar Younus quit. Ramiz has since brought in British-Pakistani cricketer Saqlain Mushtaq as head coach, veteran Australian batsman Mathew Hayden as batting coach and retired South African seamer Vernon Philander as bowling coach.

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https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/matthew-hayden-vernon-philander-appointed-pakistan-coaches-for-t20-world-cup-1277755

Former Australia opener Matthew Hayden and former South Africa seamer Vernon Philander have been added to the Pakistan team's coaching staff for the upcoming T20 World Cup in the UAE. The new PCB chairman, Ramiz Raja, announced the appointments on Monday, citing the aggression and quality of the players as defining reasons for their hiring.

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https://www.sportskeeda.com/cricket/news-t20-world-cup-2021-13-years-retirement-saqlain-mushtaq-still-looks-full-flow-bowling-babar-azam-nets-watch

Ahead of the Pakistan cricket team's third T20 World Cup 2021 match tonight, the team's interim head coach Saqlain Mushtaq bowled a few deliveries to captain Babar Azam in the training sessions.

Saqlain Mushtaq retired from international cricket in the 2004-05 season and played his last domestic game in 2008. But even 13 years after his retirement, the former Pakistan off-spinner looked in full flow while bowling to Babar Azam in the nets.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) shared a compilation video of Saqlain Mushtaq's deliveries to Babar Azam on their official social media handles today.

Riaz Haq said...

#T20WorldCup: #Indian fans are jailed for celebrating #Pakistan's win. Several #Muslims in India have been arrested or detained for supporting Pakistan in the recent match - raising fresh concerns about freedom of speech in the world's largest democracy. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-59130556

Like millions of others around the world, Nafeesa Attari was glued to her screen as India played Pakistan in their opening match of the T20 World Cup.

The schoolteacher from the northern Indian city of Udaipur watched as Pakistan won the match by 10 wickets in what was a clinical and emphatic win.

Days later she was arrested and held in a police cell. Her apparent crime: her WhatsApp status celebrating Pakistan's victory.

She is among several Muslims in India who have been arrested or detained for supporting Pakistan in the recent match - raising fresh concerns about freedom of speech in the world's largest democracy. Observers argue that these arrests are the latest weapon in the governing Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) agenda to target Muslim minorities, a charge the government strongly refutes.

Pakistan hammer India by 10 wickets to claim famous win
"Jeeeet gayeeee… We wonnn," Ms Attari wrote, over an image of some of the team's players in her WhatsApp status.

Her post was spotted by one of her students' parents, who sent it to others before it went viral on the messaging service.

Ms Attari was fired from her teaching job, and arrested under a section of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalises "assertions prejudicial to national integration".

In an interview with a local TV channel, she appeared visibly distressed as she apologised for causing offence.

"Someone messaged me [replying to my status] and asked if I was supporting Pakistan. As the message had emojis and there was a playful atmosphere, I said yes", she said.

"This doesn't mean I support Pakistan. I am an Indian, I love India."

Having secured bail, she is back home with her husband and young child, and is fighting the charges.

"What the police have done is absolutely wrong. If someone makes a mistake or if you don't agree with someone, that's not a crime or anti-national", her lawyer Rajesh Singhvi said. "This is against the constitution and our laws."

Rajendra Parmar, a member of the hardline Hindu nationalist group Bajrang Dal, had reported Ms Attari to the police.

"These people should go to Pakistan. You're living in India, earning here but you're celebrating their win," he told the BBC.

Mr Parmar said he had no regrets about making the complaint. "This should be a [lesson] for her. She's a teacher in a school. What kind of education will she give those children?"

His comments cut deep into the visceral hostility many in India and Pakistan feel towards each other, ever since the two nations were created after the partition of British India in 1947.

And relations are particularly tense in Indian-administered Kashmir, where an insurgency against Indian rule has been under way since the late 1980s.

A group of medical students in Kashmir have also been charged - under a strict anti-terror law - for allegedly rooting for the Pakistani cricket team.

In a video which has surfaced online, a man, allegedly former BJP lawmaker Vikram Randhawa, can be heard saying the students should be "skinned alive" and have their degrees and citizenship cancelled for raising pro-Pakistan slogans on Indian soil.

Mr Randhawa has been charged by police for hate speech, and has been reprimanded by the BJP, which has asked him to apologise within 48 hours for these remarks.

While the party is distancing itself from the use of such severe language, other senior members of the BJP have condemned those supporting Pakistan, with some saying it should be considered a crime.

SAMIR SARDANA said...

Mr Anony is right !

My Prayers were not answered !

But it is evident that the Afghans were not playing,shall we say,at par with their performance with Pakistan ! Perhaps,it is the love for the Indians ! Even the ANA was trained by the Indians !

Surely,there must be some reason.The Win-loss matrix is a binary bet,with limited payoffs. The pay out for a bettor,is in the peripheral bets - such as the agg score !

With the evisceration of the Indians by the Kiwis - the Indians did NOT merely need a win ! They needed runs and an explosive NRR.THAT IS WHAT THE AFGHANS "GIFTED" TO THE INDIANS (in lieu of the USD 2 billion gift to the Afghans by India) ! AFGHANS KNEW THAT THEY NO CHANCE TO GO INTO THE SEMIS - JUST LIKE AFTER THE US LEFT KABUL - THE ANA WAS PRACTICAL ! And so were the Afghan team - JUST AS A MATTER OF PURE CHANCE !

UNLIKE WHAT THE MEDIA WILL SAY TOMORROW (w.r.t match fixing), I SAY THAT THE AFGHANS WERE SLOPPY AND CARELESS WITH PATHETIC BOWLING.AT LEAST 40 RUNS FROM SIXES AND FOURS,BY THE INDIANS WERE JUST BLOOPERS BY AFGHAN BOWLERS.

ANAS HAQQANI MAY HAVE A DIFFERENT TAKE.

BUT MY "PREDICTIONS" ARE 100% ON THE MONEY - AS IS EVIDENCED IN THE POSTS DATED "BEFORE THE MATCHES".

PRAYERS ! A READ OF MY POSTS WILL INDICATE THAT INDIA CANNOT AND WILL NOT REACH THE SEMIS - THAT WAS THE 1ST TARGET - WHICH IS DONE AND BURIED ! THAT WAS NEITHER A PRAYER NOR A PREDICTION ! IT WAS A PRIORI - WHICH MAKES ME A BIGOT - AND THAT IS A CROWN,THAT I WILL WEAR !

THE AFGHAN AND BANGLADESH TEAM HAVE A RECORD OF SKEWERING THEMSELVES - but that is in the odds,and that is also,the POTENTIAL jackpot ! The vagaries in their performance is reflected in the volatility and variability in the odds - during the live match - which you do not see in any other team.That is an opportunity for arbitrage,speculation and hedging.

BUT THEY ARE STILL A VIABLE OUTER BET,AS A PART OF A COMBINATION BET.IN CRICKET,AN OUTER BET WILL BE A BINARY BET (WIN/LOSE) COMBINED WITH OTHER BEST SUCH AS WICKETS LOST PLUS AGGREGATE RUNS PLUS SIXES ETC.IT RAISES THE PAY OFF AND OFFERS ARBITRAGE DURING THE MATCH (as the match progresses,and the odds change and the odds expire)

So the fact that Pakistan,Kiwis,Aussie,England will be in the semis,is a no brainer and not a prediction.Similarly,the 2 worthwhile teams are ONLY England and Pakistan - which is also, a no brainer. Who will win the semis,will depend on the line up, JUST before the match, and the numbers,id.est., the gematrian numerology of the nations,their teams,their captains and key players.

The Indian Team is history - but as Anony said - I would have derived nirvanic joy - if the Afghans had buried the Indians - but it is evident that,the love of the Afghan team for the Indians - still blossoms !

Love is in the air today !

Let there be some love for 1-2 days !

Sportsmen provide JOY to billions,as they represent an UNCERTAIN REALITY - which is absent in the monotony,drudgery and misery,of the daily lives of humans.To expect that the SPORTSMEN will NOT encash an opportunity,when providence knocks,and when the future is bleak - is to expect too much from mere mortals.dindooohindoo

Riaz Haq said...

From Indian Sports Analyst Joy Bhattacharjya
@joybhattacharj
A former captain who led Pakistan to a Champions Trophy just 4 years ago is happy to run in with drinks & advice as a reserve on this current Pakistan team. That's a testament to both Sarfaraz Ahmed's character and the spirit with which this current squad is playing.

https://twitter.com/joybhattacharj/status/1455578677320634370?s=20

samir sardana said...

As I said on November 3, 2021 at 4:33 PM

"So the fact that Pakistan,Kiwis,Aussie,England will be in the semis,is a no brainer and not a prediction"

And it is done !

The Afghans have BURIED THE INDIANS !

No resurrection here ! There is no Lazarus,Dionysus,Jesus ....

In the context of resurrections - it is relevant to quote the gems of Judas Thomas,as under:

According to the “apocryphal Acts of St. Thomas” , the apostles drew lots and the Apostle Judas Thomas, who was a carpenter, got India. When Jesus appeared to him, in a vision that night,Thomas said, “Whither soever Thou wilt, our Lord, send me; only to India I will not go.”.

THE KEY WORDS "ONLY TO INDIA,I WILL NOT GO" - I CALL THIS "TRANSCENDENTAL TRUTHS" !

The Indian Media were praying for Afghanistan,and extolling the Indian links of the Afghan players. Endless Love ! The Mount Meru Syndrome !

If the Afghans had played against India,like they played against the Kiwis or Pakistan - the Afghans would be somewhere else.

The Kiwis and Afghans have blown a HOLE into the sponsors and advertisement projections of the T20.Indian Cricket is history - and that will make the entire cricket business model unviable - as Indians will not like to see,their team eviscerated.

Like GeoPolitics and Diplomacy - whoever bets on the Indians is doomed.And in this case,it is the T20 sponsors.The TRPs will crash !

It is time for the world sports associations,to think of an option to the IPL - as the destruction of Indian Cricket,will also damage the IPL sponsorships and profits - and will be permanently hostile,to Pakistani Players

samir sardana said...

It is time for the Indians,to take a hard look at Indian Cricket History !

The 1st WC win,was a FLUKE,led by Jat Puttar Kapil Dev Nikhanj,who later was known as a soap opera star,crying on live TV,fixing matches and brokering coal sourcing from Australia and South Africa !

It was a Magical Fluke - when everything conspires against the opposite team.The Videos of the cup show,that the Jat Puttar and his team,were SHOCKED,at their own win !

Cricket is the only sport,in which India has a modicum of performance - however erratic - and which drives Billions of USD of sponsors,adverts and competitions.W/o the Indian Cricket team, the brand/advert/ marketing and product strategy of Indian Corporates - would be destroyed - and products would be peddled by Bollywood stars.

The Indian Media,like the Pied Piper of Chaiwala,has been dutifully hooting the horn of the 1963 win,to date,and Indians keep drinking,this cow piss cola.

Performance and not viewers,have to drive the ICC membership,management and funding,and it is time for the semi-finalists.to take over - and build a new cricket league.

There is also a need to fund the Afghan team,so that they are NOT at the mercy of the IPL Indian Money bags,and Indian Blackmailers to induce their performance. Afghanistan, Namibia and Scots need to be funded,and in a few years,these teams will thus,demolish all South Asian Teams (besides Pakistan)

Indians do not have the musculature or speed or stamina or strategy,to excel in any team sport - BESIDES HOCKEY - and thus,the Indians should focus on Hockey - where the Indian disasters,are less humiliating,and the glory times,are of a bygone era ! Women's cricket is also an option - but neither,will offset the blow to the Indian Monopoly,in the ICC,and the hole in the ICC and Indian Corporate "cricket revenue model".dindooohindoo

Riaz Haq said...

Four #Muslims booked in #Indian state of #UP for #sedition over hoisting ‘Pakistan flag’; #Police found no #Pakistan flag was found during a search of the two houses. #Modi #Hindutva #BJP #Islamophobia_in_india https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/lucknow/four-booked-in-up-for-sedition-over-hoisting-pakistan-flag-7620392/ via @IndianExpress

Gorakhpur SSP Vipin Tada said the police were investigating the matter. Also, they were verifying the writing in Urdu found on one of the flags handed over to them.

Police said businessmen Talim, Pappu, Ashiq and his brother Asif were booked after an FIR was lodged under IPC Section 124-A at Chauri Chaura police station. No arrest has been made so far.

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FOUR PEOPLE from two families in Gorakhpur’s Chauri Chaura town have been booked for sedition following a complaint that they hoisted the Pakistan flag on the rooftop of their houses, police said on Friday.

The two families have told the police that they had put up religious flags, which were mistaken for the Pakistan flag, said Gorakhpur Additional Superintendent of Police Manoj Kumar Awasthi. They removed the religious flags once social media posts claiming that they were Pakistan flags started doing the rounds.

No Pakistan flag was found during a search of the two houses, the police said. The families handed over to the police four flags, which they said had been mistaken for the Pakistan flag.


Riaz Haq said...

13 years after 26/11, #India's #Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan wants better ties with #Pakistan: "No single act of terror must be given the power to destroy the interconnectedness of our stories, our plural solidarities" #Pakistan #Hindutva #Islamophobia https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/13-years-26-11-attacks-promise-we-must-renew-amitabh-bachchan-7641716/

Mumbai had been attacked before, but not like this. This was a choreographed sequence of strikes, using hand-held weapons, by 10 terrorists who had come in by the sea. This time, Ground Zero was not a place, it was an arc. It was horror made for the age of the instantaneous spectacle, it foreshadowed the era where we define ourselves by our constant posts of image, text and video.


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Thirteen years later, the question is, how do we pay the real tribute to the 166 people who died in the 26/11 attacks, in Mumbai, the one they truly deserve? How do we move out of the shadows of that paralysing moment? Are we, who survived in Mumbai and in India, free to tell new stories?

The reality is that 26/11 has had a long afterlife, and it has got entangled with the tumultuous history that still weighs down the Subcontinent. It is not yet clear that we have skirted all the traps it set for us. The danger was, and it still is, of letting ourselves be defined and deformed by fear, of making suspicion a habit, a guiding force for our institutions, and part of our political common sense.

For the last many years, I have been privileged to join The Indian Express and its community of readers in marking this day and each year, we celebrate the spirit of survival and understanding. Each year, I discover that the power of survival is linked to the power of humanity, of our collective commitment that we shall not let the terrorists define who we become.

This time, too.

True, 26/11 brought home the urgent need to shore up our policing systems and shake off the institutional lethargy that had set in on internal security. True, that we have to be lucky every day while the terrorist had to be lucky just once.

And yet, the danger is of letting the language and mantra of security spread and grow, till “we” are locked in constant and mortal combat with “them”, till accusation becomes more believable than proof, and only the spectres are clear and present, while everything else is looked upon as uncertain and subject to verification.