Saturday, June 27, 2009

How Times (read fans) Change

2007: Younis returns home after the ODI World Cup


2009: Younis returns home after the World Twenty20


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  1. 12th Man said...
     

    This is natural in the sub-continent Q. Cricketers came under heavy criticism here after the World T20 loss.

    The fanatics just follow the games for results. They go overboard when the team wins and they burn effigies when the team loses.

    The educated cricket audience either remains indifferent or takes to blogging to offer constructive criticism and highlight certain weaknesses.

  2. sam said...
     

    and world said it only happens in india....guess few lankan bloggers shud read this who pinpoint me for this tendency in india.

    i agree with 12th man. true fan never gives jerk reaction or criticises for sake of it

  3. LiB said...
     

    i remember when he was shoved around when returning in 2007, boy was he angry... and Younas Khan still gets angry even after winning the worldcup! the morning he returned to karachi after the win, he blasted some reporters who were knocking on his door and woke him up! i believe the reporters earned it!

    let me see if i can find the youtube link again..will post here...

  4. LiB said...
     

    here are the links..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuK7YqnvGaw


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bv8XHv4UZxQ

  5. Q said...
     

    12th Man,

    That's true. We are a fickle lot and our reactions at times sway in extremes.

  6. Q said...
     

    Sam,

    It happens in Pakistan too... but I think the reaction in India is a bit more passionate than in Pak...

    I mean u won't see effigy burning in Pak, but then u won't even see the players being treated as heroes the way the Indian team were when they won the 2007 World T20, through parades and stuff...

  7. Q said...
     

    Sam,

    It happens in Pakistan too... but I think the reaction in India is a bit more passionate than in Pak...

    I mean u won't see effigy burning in Pak, but then u won't even see the players being treated as heroes the way the Indian team were when they won the 2007 World T20, through parades and stuff...

  8. Q said...
     

    LIB,

    This pic is actually from his arrival at the airport after 2007 WC and him being shoved around.

    Haha abt the reporters waking him up. Did not read abt that.

  9. Q said...
     

    Hahaha.. LIB, those links are priceless!!

    Looks like someone really disturbed his sleep.

  10. sam said...
     

    Q, we have seen some pics where Umar Gul and Boom Boom were paraded in open vehicle when they respectively went to their home towns.

    The reaction this time in India were quite subdued except few stray incidents which were outcome of some small time political leaders trying to gain mileage.

  11. Q said...
     

    Sam,

    Gul and Afridi got out of their cars to wave to their fans when leaving the airport.. it wasn't an official parade something like the BCCI had organized when India won the 2007 WC...

    Maybe that didn't happen cos of the security issue in Pakistan.. but I do feel that Indian fans are more passionate in their reactions than Pakistani fans are...

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