I am a Kashmiri from Indian administrated Kashmir , a die hard fan of Pakistan cricket team like other Kashmiri’s as well . Perhaps you are fully aware whenever any Kashmiri are cheered for Pakistan Cricket Teams victory was harassed and beaten up , or sometimes were charged with seditions and other draconian laws in Indian administration Kashmir , despite all of this we still cheered for you and your triumph.
The Cricket match between India and Pakistan was always expected to be a high voltage event and are always playing in a full of heated atmosphere with thousands of faces in stadium and millions of people watching on their T.V sets at home or other places, undoubtedly crores of money and a precious time got wasted , on this voltage day schools , colleges , universities and other governmental institutions and offices get closed before official off time in both the countries and Kashmir as well.
We Kashmir’s always supports Pakistan Cricket team despite knowing we are not the citizens of Pakistan , and would be in jail if we hoist Pakistani flag. We cheered for you despite labelled as traitors and treacherous many times. We cheered for you when we know we are under the paws of threat and would be harassed , arrested or expelled from Indian Colleges and Universities , its only for Green team Pakistan we Kashmiri’s are facing assaulting and barbarity in India because we support you. We feel joyous and the faces turn elegant whenever we are witnessing fall of Indian wickets against you , every Indian wicket is being cheered with huge firecrackers, and during your run chase against India or any other team every single run of yours is being overpraised because we support you.
You know, on various high voltage events we were labelled as terrorists and crazy man’s but we bear it all. But whenever India or any other team beats you and celebrates your defeat it hurt our emotions deeply which is unbearable.
We remember the famous six of Javeed Maindad on Chetan Sharma’s last ball at Sharja. We remember when Rawalpandi Express namely Shoaib Akhtar injured Sarov Ganguly and other batsman’s of Indian side because of his fastest and roaring bowling. We remember the triumph of 1992 world cup and the T20 World cup of 2009, which brought laurels and spring of joy on our faces. We still remember the fastest hundred of Shahid Khan Afridi knows as” Boom Boom Afridi ” in International one day. But now years passed there is nothing to see .
Now for Gods sake and for the sake of Kashmiri people , please do respect and care the sensitive sentiments of Kashmiri’s. Do play your natural game , a game which Syed Anwar played at Kanpur in 1999 ,a decade back, Afridi at Eden Garden and a best bowling spell of Wahab Raiz against Shane Watson of Australia. Please don’t disappoint us more , bring some laurels on our gloomy faces and give us a new dawn of victories.
Javeed Bin Nabi studying International Relations at IUST, Awantipora.
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