It occurred to me this morning...

That no matter who we play a hockey match against, we should always tell our team we are playing Pakistan!


BV Rao | March 3, 2010

India beaten, Team Australia celebrate
India beaten, Team Australia celebrate

I mean, see how pumped up and eager to win they were against our “traditional rivals” on Sunday. When nobody gave them an even chance considering the wonderful things that have been happening to our hockey lately, they walloped Pakistan 4-1. But merely 48 hours later, the team joined the other (paying) spectators as Australia made it look like a walk in the park. A team on sedatives could have played harder.
Hence my submission.

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