Cricket match of the century

Henna Khan
Business Manager

A bowl of chips, your favorite beverage, big screen TV and two of the world’s biggest cricket rivals. Let’s not forget- it’s 4 a.m.

Countries Pakistan and India will be battling it out in the semifinal of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011. This match will indeed be a treat for not only cricket fans around the world, but Pakistanis and Indians who never shared a passion in the sport to begin with. In the midst of the hype for this game, the most interesting observation is hands down how Pakistani and Indian students from Coppell High School have amped the competition on Facebook.

Statuses like “paki pride”, “Pakistan Zindabad” and “India for the win” have littered my news feed, but I would be lying if I denied my own involvement in the competition.

My dad waited on the phone to purchase the channel, Zee T.V., for a little longer than an hour in hopes of being able to watch the match. Cable companies raised the prices for channels that were showing the match live.

Students throughout CHS woke up this morning to watch the match and although school comes first, several have been keeping up with the score with their smart phones.

“I think it’s funny how suddenly everyone shares an interest in the sport,” sophomore Rahul Shetty said. “Waking up this morning was definitely not a part of my normal routine, but ultimately, I am excited for my team (India)”.

Coming into the match, India was the better team, so it’s no surprise if they take the win, however, it would be nice to see Pakistan to claim victory after such a long time. The atmosphere in Pakistan resembles the excitement Texans displayed when the Rangers made it to the World Series in 2010.

Cricket is a rather complicated sport to understand if you haven’t grown up watching it, but for the record, India’s chances of winning are higher at the moment. The match is moments away from ending, but the winner is yet to be determined.

Stay tuned for updates.

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