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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Extreme competition ... Cricket world cup semifinal today

This afternoon as I walked into office I was surprised to see complete darkness and all lights switched off …. Not on account of the Earth hour and the seats empty and no conversations on the phone or within the office. For a moment I wondered if a holiday has been declared and then it struck me that is a world cup 2nd semifinal between India and Pakistan is underway and hence most employees are taking extended lunch break or afternoon off to watch the live telecast.
Die-hard fans of Indian cricket in our office have been planning for this day immediately after India beat Australia in quarter finals ... wah bhai kya bahana soocha hai!!!! One of them has loose motions from 1pm this afternoon the other has a site meeting hence would switch off the phone and so forth….LOL. Some Indian companies have declared half a day off so as to allow their employees to watch the match in peace.
Entire India would have come to a standstill and this match is being termed as Mother of all matches as it is with our arch rivals Pakistan. The general feeling is that even if India does not win the final it is ok as long as they have beaten the Pakistani team. What a sentiment man… it’s too much for me to comprehend this sentiment. I believe that India should do its best in all matches irrespective of the outcome and am sure if this is the attitude then we would have an interesting match at hand.
All the best to the teams participating in the Semifinal ………………….Chak de India ……….Indiaaa Indiaaaaaaaa