National depression, not just cricket

Waseem

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I just remembered why I stopped watching cricket matches; its too depressing when Pakistan loses. I actually surprised myself by tuning into the semi-final of the T20 between Pakistan and Australia. For the record, let me state that this was the first T20 match I have ever watched not the first this season but the first ever. And Pakistans fantastic start had me fantasising about a column on how cricket victories lift the spirits of the nation good thing I didnt start writing during the match.

Victory seemed so certain that I started surfing the net, Facebooking and generally feeling very superior. That was right before Mr Hussey smashed our hopes for a six. And triggered the dirges on Facebook. A friend congratulated Australia and I snarled at him. I babbled about how the nation needed this win to lift our morale and he pointed out that national morale shouldnt hinge on small stuff like cricket matches. And he got me thinking beyond my cricket-induced depression.

Why do we invest so much of our spirit, our national pride, nay our very national ethos in our cricket team? Why do we put the entire burden on the shoulders of our 11 cricket players? Surely this responsibility rests on the shoulders of the veteran men and women sitting in parliament. They are the ones who are supposed to give us a sense of national pride. On their shoulders rests the responsibility of lifting this nation out of the miasma that envelopes us on a daily basis. So what really depresses me? For starters, try living in a perpetual state of siege mentality given the terrorism around the country. Add to that routine police brutality, callous medical practitioners and a daily litany of rapes, murders and kidnappings. Sprinkle with spiraling inflation, mix in grinding poverty and leaven with readily available loadshedding. Garnish with fresh cynicism. And there you have it. A perfect recipe for national depression.

Lets not trash the cricket team, lets not have parliamentary hearings into the performance of the team. Lets greet the boys when they come home with a good effort. They played a great game and the Aussies just barely nudged us out.It would have been nice to have gone into the final and maybe even won the trophy. But having lost is not a national disaster. What would be a true disaster is an unnecessary clash between the government and the judiciary over the implementation of the NRO verdict. What is a tragedy is how many of our legislators lied about their college degrees to get into the National Assembly.

And even as I write these words, a news report flashes on the television screen that the academic credentials of the cricket team and their earnings have been presented to the National Assembly. Huh? Did I miss something?

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Iftikhar7

Citizen
I want to ask .....WHy do we depress ???

Do you know the real situations of depression ....???

Tell me ...?? hunnn

Cricket is just a game .... ok ... loss win is ok ...

Why dont you feel depress when in the International education grounds there is no significant progress of Pakistani teams??

Tell me .... hunnn

In these scientific fields .... our teams are always loosers ..... always loosing ..... Do you have any one big players in the education field ....

This is because we have no environment of study ..education ..... This is Against Islam ...

Please start this awareness .... I am not in Pakistan now ...... I daily depress ..... Other countries are making progress and in news our people fighting , killings, ... politics ...

What the hell is this .....

Tell the Nation .... what is the real focus .... Knowledge ... Knowledge and Knowledge ......
Islam commands us to get knowledge .... but we are not doing ....

Nation is in Darkness ........ WAKE UP WAKE UP WAKE UP ........ please wake up ......

Other teams are winning ... we are loosing all matches ..... please get depressed for these unseen matches .........


Each and every single person should start this awarness ..... all the time .... every where .....

If you want to live free ..... Win these matches ..........
 
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sarmad

Senator (1k+ posts)
How about write in urdu, If you can't write english. I did not understand a word you said and it did not make any sense..

Great article commander. Makes a lot of sense.


I want to ask .....WHy do depressed ???

Do you know the real situations of depression ....???

Tell me ...?? hunnn

Cricket is just a game .... ok ... loss win is ok ...

Why dont you feel depress when in the International education grounds there is no significant progress of Pakistani teams??

Tell me .... hunnn

In these scientific fields .... our teams are always loosers ..... always loosing ..... Do you have any one big players in the education field ....

This is because we have no environment of study ..education ..... This is Against Islam ...

Please start this awareness .... I am not in Pakistan now ...... I daily depress ..... Other countries are making progress and in news our people fighting , killings, ... politics ...

What the hell is this .....

Tell the Nation .... what is the real focus .... Knowledge ... Knowledge and Knowledge ......
Islam commands us to get knowledge .... but we are not doing ....

Nation is in Darkness ........ WAKE UP WAKE UP WAKE UP ........ please wake up ......

Other teams are winning ... we are loosing all matches ..... please get depressed for these unseen matches .........


Each and every single person should start this awarness ..... all the time .... every where .....

If you want to live free ..... Win these matches ..........