Almost an hour before the ‘battle’ had been declared won , it however had become evident that sun was going to set in our favour . The televisions were yet to announce the ‘Ultimate Victory’ over our arch rivals . Yet the show started , celebrations began all over the nation . From actors to netas , from autowallas to netizens all seem to be undivided for one indian feel “ we have won” .
But wait , was it just about our victory . Were we celebrating having won , or having defeated Pakistan . Were we happy sipping in our sweet victory fruit or not letting Pakistan have it . Sadly the innumerable jokes , tweets on social media supported the latter . It seemed as if our thumbs up was of much lesser value than their failure .
I am sorry , we lost .
A nation that celebrates the defeat of its rivals more than emerging victorious itself can never win . And we say play it like a game not a war, we teach our children to win with humility . It was as if this Ultimate Battle had entitled us to joke on everything linking to Pakistan from their economy , leaders , players and soldiers . Sad , indeed tragic .
Winners know how to behave when they face cameras . Looser don’t , nor will they ever learn . December 13th , when we lost the Hockey Championship Match at Kalinga Stadium against Pakistan , they showed us middle fingers and many an ugly gestures . We condemned such unprofessional signs with the harshest of words and tweets . Well , today think again . Did we do it any better ? May be a little less-worse , but we have no real reason to be cheer ourselves as winners !
We could have set the ideals , saying “See we could have teased you , yet we aren’t!”
I seriously fail to understand why is a game turned into a battle between nations ? Yes , I understand Star Sports does it for marketing , but we cannot be fools to be taken away by such irresponsible advertising . Simple jokes and taunt hurt the bilateral relationships more than bullets and ceasefire violations on LoC . Can we chose to be sensible ?
I was told , when its Pakistan on the other side , a little leg-pulling is fine . Jaws up . Seriously ? Should your neighbor determine your action ? The relations between the nations may not be all right , I understand , but shall that be enough to loose ourselves to stupidity and complete immaturity .
Offence has no definition , so doesn’t goodwill have . We are two nations . We played as teams , one had to loose. Why are we pretending to be this childish ? Bullets and Cease-fire violations will only pierce a few bodies on the LoC , you are stabbing millions of heart with hatred on both sides of the border . We are doing more damage to ourselves than Rangers do on Border .
Zig Ziglar writes “Your aptitude may make your win , Your Attitude henceforth determines your real victory.” This dawn just one advice India & Nation – Grow up kid .