Unfortunately some people just cant help being racist - From Andy Zaltzman - Good the writer tried to put in a humorous way
" The wild communal jubilation on the streets around the Wankhede was mostly in exuberant good nature. One man scooting past in a crowded car, however, leaned out of the window and shouted at me: “Go home, white man, go home.”
I do not like to jump to negative conclusions about people, and am unwilling to suggest that his comment was more than 60 years late, so I am prepared to accept that he was an employee of the airline company I am flying back to Britain with today, who had hunted me down on the packed streets of Mumbai to give me a verbal flight reminder. For which I am eternally grateful."
Inspite of all the hullaboo about we being racially targetted, it cannot be denied that we are inherent racists. This reaction is no surprise. We are arrogant in victory. Blame the media for that. They have made it appear a war against injustice rather than a game of cricket.
i can only imagine what we would have done to the toss fiasco if we had lost the game. now that we have won, no one is going to discuss the mess at the toss. and of course, no one would look at the allegations of match fixing. i was getting updates on twitter about the predictions made by bookies. at least a bunch of them came out pretty true. it was almost confirmed in the bookies circle that india would win the match.
The reason: The trophy, according to India's Byzantine customs rules, was not eligible for exemption from import duty! And a combination of bumbling babudom, and the ICC's bungling, ensured that it stayed under lock and key at the airport. Now, it will be flying back to the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Dubai headquarters on Monday - without having once being actually touched by the team which had fought so hard to win it.
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