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Now that we’re done with the celebrations (and since we, as a nation, have become habitual of staying up till Sehri), I felt like sharing a few things to learn from today’s match that we might consider adopting as individuals and as a nation:
The humble attitude of Team Pakistan upon victory, the way they prostrated before Allah and the way they greeted Team India, and the way they humbly thanked the crowd cheering for them.
Shadaab repeatedly saying #Alhamdulilah upon taking wickets (instead of abusing) and being grateful to the supporters, mentioning them again and again.
Virat Kohli’s interview during the Presentation Ceremony, where he praised his opponents, showing his great sportsman spirit. Also, he took the blame for his loss (instead of thrusting it on surrounding factors), which is also a sign of great sportsmanship.
4. Faith (in the purpose and in the team):
Mickey Arthur’s faith in Team Pakistan when he took charge of their coaching (when everyone else had lost it) and Sarfraz’s faith in the 18-year-old Shadaab when he challenged the umpire’s decision and appealed for a review. Also, it could be seen in Sarfraz’s decision for the batting order, letting the young blood play first.
Keeping the game up till the last wicket(or ball)
Azhar-Fakhar and Pandya-Jadeja.. need I say more?
Despite a small crowd cheering for Pakistan, Team Pakistan got motivated through those vibes, staying positive.
8. Competition with self:
Team Pakistan defeated their past self and the impression the entire nation had of them… they worked on their improvement.
9. Giving your best:
Victory should be the purpose of competition, but “Baki apni phuphi k waleemay pe toh ni atay na”. It is not necessary that you’ll be victorious after a great performance, but it DOES matter how you perform. So when competing, all the players of Team Pakistan had one thing common in their mind “To PLAY well”.
10. Learning from mistakes and moving on:
Virat Kohli said that he still had a smile on his face because he wanted the team to LEARN FROM the mistakes and “move one” for future goals (read matches).
11. Giving credit:
No matter how much people may make fun of this, but our captains have always started with “All credit goes to the boys” which is a sign of maturity and encouragement. Also, the players like Imad and Hafeez gave credits to the Captain. This is a sign of great #teamwork.
12. Not giving up:
Team Pakistan, despite all the criticism, rose as one of the best teams in the world with their hard work and determination. They had faced a big loss against India in the same tournament but did not give up this time.
13. Challenging the challenges:
14. Accepting mistakes:
Rishi Kapoor.. lol ok I know you all want to troll him.. BUT.. he deserves respect for accepting defeat, appreciating the “dushman mulk ki team” and taking his words back
15. Never underestimate the opponent:
Okay, India? Okay Pakistan. (and vice versa)
16. And lastly for both India and Pakistan…
Trolling and joking on one side, insulting/humiliating/abusing the opponents with arrogance on the other. One must be careful with how one takes defeat or victory because that depicts our mentality, our brought-up, and our national traits as well.
The way Team Pakistan exhibited discipline and decency, in both victory and loss, that teaches us as to how we should react in such situations…
“Nec Elata, Nec Dejecta”
Congratulations Team Pakistan, you’re the best and you rock!!
Better luck next time, Team India, you rock too!!
Looking forward to more Indo-Pak matches.