We are happy that our team Captain, our hero, AFRIDI made his way into Semi-Finals which none of us had expected. But for us, losing from India is a bigger trauma than losing the world cup. Whatever the grudges we may have with our team and captain, I really appreciate Afridi’s sportsmanship. He doesn’t fear his fans’ backlash. “When people give you so much love, you should also be strong enough to bear their criticism”, says Shahid Afridi.
I wish we could win from India. But how could we? I have accepted that we are a nation who has got defeated from India in every ground. We watch their movies, dance on their tunes, imitate their religious activities with proud and have added Hindi words in our language. So why do we think that these eleven members will clean us from all our corrupt habits, just by winning a Cricket Match? I mean why on earth we call Indians, a traditional opponent in cricket (only)? If we consider them our opponent then we should prove it by our actions in all the fields. I seriously don’t like these double standards. Other than cricket we love them in their every style. Hilarious isn’t it?
18 crore people prayed for only one thing, one agenda but no prayer could reach high. As a Muslim we believe that nothing can change fortune except prayers, but why still we couldn’t win? Why our prayers weren’t heard? May be we were unconsciously expecting and believing “Card readers, seers, and so called future-predicting parrots”, more than what Allah has taught us? I heard people saying that, “Pakistan has been winning all the matches until now, seems the famous Indian parrot predicted rightly and Pakistan will definitely bring world cup to home.” TV channels, analysts and anchors were busy promoting their card readers and seers. Is that what Islam has taught us? I personally believe that Allah only rejected our prayers to make us believe once again that it is only the Great Allah who has control on both obvious and hidden. No one else can peep into future. If we had won, than definitely our belief on the Indian parrot would get stronger. We have lost but, Allah might have hidden a lesson for us in it. The lesson I discovered with my limited thinking is what I shared with you. What lesson do you discover?
For now it is over, yes. But has left a question for us. Has the unity, the love, the peace and the brotherhood which we showed during world cup been over too? “Though Afridi couldn’t win the world cup, but for 30 days, he made this country a nation”-Ramiz Raja.