March 30, 2011 16 Comments
Cricket fever in Pakistan has engulfed whole Pakistan and its real grave problems.Go any where and people are indulging themselves in flukes of Pakistani cricket team which are luckily getting victory stairs on favorable home ground conditions.
Where ever I went these days I heard such comments.
We are real champions!
It is our would cup!
Afridi is great and patriotic!.
Pakistani team is our real dream team.
Please please pray for Pakistan’s victory!
(I am sure every word of praise would be turned antonyms if we would unluckily lose this match against our old rival India)
Even in emergencies area like hospitals I am seeing that people are not interested in recovery of their relatives but watching matches and passing comments on performance of teams.
So if students and young people behaved like that but majority of Pakistanis including, old, educated, literate, illiterate, semi educated class or even ladies, completely unaware of technicality of cricket are looking anxious of Pakistan’s matches.
Some are arranging milad in their homes and having fast for today’s match of Pakistan with India.
Big screens are being installed in houses and public places to watch this event.
Pakistan all time free Prime minister and his team comprising of more than hundred along with their families are moving to Mohali for live scenes of Matches.
As a student time cricket fan and ex player of my college time I am enjoying the emotional moods and attachment of Pakistanis more than performance of our team which I am sure is more relying on bookies and betting masters now.
I have completely lost my interest in cricket after its involvement in gambling business.Actually it were few people of my family who confirmed this gambling deals since the time of Saleem malik and Ijaz started from streets of Ichara and Mozang and then spread in all cities of Pakistan. Later on this is acknowledged by whole world and repeatedly our so called top players were trapped and punished on different charges of Match fixing.
The total degradation of BCCI under Musharraf and now chief pattern Zardaris is obvious to all that how this popualr game of south Asia is losing its beauty once known as game of gentlemen.
Uneven and unpredictable performance and cheap scandals of top players are few reason of up and downs of cricket.
Attack on Srilanka team was a terrible shock for real cricket fans as they knew that it is like putting nail on coffin of real spirit of playing and watching cricket in Pakistan’s stadiums.This event of terrorism had actually shifted world class cricket events from Pakistan and ICC was ready to shift to world cup matches to countries like Bangladesh and Srilanka which had also history of terrorism but nothing like that was happened there as it was done in Pakistan where bunch of terrorist successfully completed their mission in front of CCTV cameras(for complete international coverage to our live terrorism activities) and hundreds of policemen of Lahore police.
So knowing well about the real spirit of our notorious players and corrupt officials, I am really enjoying the emotional attachments of cricket which is other than real game of cricket.
Really we are weak emotional nation who is mostly relying on short term, illogical and unreal happening to satisfy our dying self respect,momentarily enjoyment or short lived success without maintaining quality in our management and performance.