It was a dark day as India lost to Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. There was much booing around and the Indian Cricket Team were shunned by media and the people. People lost a lot of money over bets as to who would win that day. But every cloud has a silver lining. An Indian woman’s heartwarming Facebook message to Pakistan is going viral there for all the right reasons.
Archana Mohan began her Facebook message on Monday by thanking the Pakistan Cricket Team for its glorious win against India in the final of the cricket tournament.
Mohan admitted that she wanted to bury herself in a hole and keep newspapers at bay the morning after the match, so she did not have to read about it and thus relive it. But then she went on to say that Pakistan’s win was an “inspiration” for all sports fans and Pakistani bowler Mohammad Amir’s redemption was the stuff of legend.
All her family members were extremely delighted. If one can recall, Amir was banned from international cricket for five years for spot-fixing matches. In Sunday’s final, Amir was the one responsible for sending three men from India’s top order back to the pavilion.
Mohan also mentions the change of heart her colleague from work had. The above-mentioned colleague had a day earlier tweeted a crude slur on Pakistan. That same colleague apparently confessed he had watched everything there was on YouTube about Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed. In his words, the Pakistani captain was “something else”.
Below is the Facebook post.