Well done, Ireland. A wet fish smack in the face of the "champions" Pakistan. Damn them. Growing up being a huge fan, drooling every time Imran Khan deigned to smile, crinkly eyes and all, actual breathing trouble when Wasim and Waqar would clean up the oppositon [and especially when Wasim would smile, glare, stare, huff up, even do nothing, so long as that hot mama was on screen], Saeed Anwar pre- and post- ghastly beard stage, Moin Khan yakking non-stop behind the stumps, "Val done, bvois, val done!", Inzy lazily winning matches, Abdul Razzak being a serious good boy, Saqlain and more recently Danish looking nuts during their bowling and also otherwise, Shahid Berserk Afridi shamelessly losing it more often than not on-field, and hundreds of other tiny, proud memories over the years. And it's all come to this. *Bitter laughter to fade*
Standing ovation to Bangladesh and Ireland. Show them what's what.
Sabbah Haji is Director of Haji Public School in the mountains of Jammu and Kashmir. She spends most of her time on the Twitters as @imsabbah, writes occasionally, and is understood to support ADOPT-A-STRAY and Muddy Pawz. Like everyone else, she likes food, animals, books, movies, music and whatnot. Lots of whatnot.