Monday, September 24, 2007

A battle..overwhelming, sweet and satisfying!

"Aye shaheed-e-mulk-o-millat main tere upar nisaar ab teri himmat ka charcha gair ki mehfil mein hai..."

The incredible sight of Tirangaa covering the stands of Wanderers in Johannesberg in South Africa, it looked no different from the atmosphere we have back home in Mohali, and tricolour flying in the middle of the ground, wrapped across the bodies of some jubiliant Men in Blue.. yes it has happened! Yes, India has won the T20 World championship..! A nailbiting finish against our arch rivals Pakistan.. victory becomes a little more sweeter when it comes against them. It looked like a tug-of-war, one moment here, the second moment there. And it had almost slipped away from our hands, when Misbah tried to play it cheeky and it was straight in the hands of Sreesanth. That moment was one of the moments that goes through hundreds of emotions in one fraction.. i found myself screaming with joy, tears rolling down the cheek, clapping fists with friends, head completely numb for a second, it was all happening together.
One look at the celebrations in the Wanderers ground, and everything else took a backseat!
A win well-deserved.. for the cricketers.. for the nation!
Cheers! Jai Hind!