Unfortunately, we lost the semi-final at Mohali. However, what we won is more than just a cricket match. Pakistanis all around the world are proud on their heroes. Shahid Khan Afridi and rest of the team played united against India. In world cup 2011, Pakistan played well and reached in top four countries. We may be lost the match, but we won the unity, team spirit, and being one nation.
Green flag furled on the other side of border, Pakistan National Anthem played on their land with respect and honor. What if we would not conquered, we fought, and fought with enormous spirit like a team – one for all and all for one.
As Bonaparte used to say, a leader is dealer is hope; so, our captain in hard times. Afridi kept the team united. In true words, captain’s hard work is responsible team’s outstanding performance throughout the world cup ’11. However, we have lost two matches; one against India and another against New Zealand, but still we have won more of we played.
Losing is also part of game. What if we lost, we still salute our captain and the boys. We are still proud on greens.
Team Pakistan, We love you.
What other would be better description of Dono Taraf hai Aag Brabar Lagi Howi then an India-Pakistan cricket match? In few next hours, there is going to be battle on the cricket field not just a match.
India and Pakistan separated as two independent nations from year 1947. Still it has some connections with uninterrupted metal ribbons, sand paths, and airways. No matter how many peace treaties we signed, cricket between Pakistan and India always remains a war. A war that must be won.
This year, it is for the very time Pakistan is playing India in world cup semi final. Fingers are crossed and heartbeats are high on both sides of the division line. March 30, 2011 is a big day not just for India and Pakistan but for international cricket as well.
No one but Almighty knows what the day will bring for both countries and for cricket. However, whatever it will bring, I hope it come with peace, harmony, and love.
I wish all the very best my team.
Green Shirts Zindabad, Pakistan Pa’aindabad.
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After Miandad’s six and world cup ’92, we have another success story to be told, another event to feel proud of. In ICC World Twenty20 England ’09, men in green made history at Lords by winning trophy against Sri Lanka on June 18, 2009. At the moment Pakistan was announced as the champion of the series the whole surroundings were filled with noises of firecrackers and drums, people were dancing and doing bangra on the streets and the slogan of ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ was echoing in the air.
The land of Pakistan has witnessed this enthusiasm after a thick slice of time. Pakistan national cricket team has brought a trophy back home after 17 years. In the world of sports Pakistan seems on its way to recoup its glorious name and reputation which was in early 90’s.
We all know that winning is not everything but losing is not option as well. Something that matters to nation is how team played, how united team was, how team was good at forgetting all differences and playing as one for all and all for one. And history proves that every time team stayed and played united, every time team added something extraordinary in the history of cricket.
Pakistan national cricket team is a paradigm for all those who look for their career and future in cricket. Team must set examples for all the youth that Pakistan can stand only when we unite. Our nation is one of those for who cricket is not just a game; it is matter of honour and dignity. We see our players not as merely cricketers but as heroes.
After so many misfortunes, miserable incidents, accidents and blames on the pure name of Pakistan, Pakistanis see this victory as a optimism to bring back the dignity of Pakistan.
May Almighty keep the flag of my country high.
Khuda karey meri dua us arz -e- pak pe uterey
Wo fasl -e- gul jissey indesha -e- zawal na ho
Ye phool jo khila hai, khila rahey
Khiza’n ki yahan se guzerney ki bhi majal na ho