Karachi back on the map

For those who were at the stadium yesterday for the match, take a bow, you have done us proud. Read the December 15th entry of the Andrew Miller’s tour diary. Following are a few excerpts from the original article:

Today, however, Karachi’s true colours were unfurled. Twenty-one months ago, India and Pakistan rode a tide of emotion in one of the all-time great one-day contests, as 349 for 7 played 344 for 8 in a game where the only losers were pre-conceptions. Those same fans were out in force once again, sucking every six those extra inches over the ropes, singing raucously at every drinks break, and beating their plastic bottles with a rhythmic tribalism throughout.

….. perhaps the most heartening sight of all was to be found within this throng – the posse of Commandos with their fruit and rice and daal, sat contentedly in the corner, tucking into their lunch and enjoying a day at the cricket. They knew their mission was complete, because their mission was identical to that of every other person in the stadium. To restore Karachi to its rightful place in the international calendar.

3 Comments so far

  1. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on December 17th, 2005 @ 1:04 am

    BRAVO People BRAVO!

    Karachi needs a good dose of cricket to divert its attention from the fast-paced wickedness of this city.

    The more adrenaline charged contests you have here it provides poeple a peacful way to get rid of all their tensions in life. Yell louder, dance like crazy and get all that unhealty adrenaline out of the system

  2. Saadie (unregistered) on December 17th, 2005 @ 11:38 am

    cannot agree more, plus good theater :D.

  3. XIA (unregistered) on December 17th, 2005 @ 2:09 pm

    Damn! I miss karachi….. Nice article. Makes me feel proud. Thanks to every karachite who made it happen and showed such a tremendous character. You guys are going to bring it on the map with good reputation. May Allah bless Karachi Ameen.

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