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Diya Ghuma Ke! 
3rd-Apr-2011 12:28 pm
"One billion hearts. One wish."

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3rd-Apr-2011 03:04 am (UTC)
Well played all around. We didn't make it easy for you, and you deserve the win.

*brave smile*

3rd-Apr-2011 03:39 am (UTC)
It was a match worthy of a world cup final. You guys played so smartly in the first innings, we were totally worried about if we could make that 275 chase. And then Sehwag and Sachin out! Things were looking grim but our boys thankfully didn't lose their head. You made us work for it for sure.

Kudos and applause to both teams for keeping two nations on tentherhooks till the end.

3rd-Apr-2011 03:06 am (UTC)
I still say it was because Rajnikanth was in the stadium. Dude just looked at the ball and everything went to shit.
3rd-Apr-2011 03:45 am (UTC)
hahaha there was this line going around during the match, after Sachin got out, that there was nothing to worry about because both Rajni and Ghajini were in the stadium (inaccurate ofcourse because Amir wasn't Ghajini in Ghajini but still amusing).

Then there was another one parodying the Amar, Akbar, Anthony title song: "Anhoni ko honi karde, honi ko anhoni, ek jagah jab jamaa ho teeno - Rajni, Ghajni aur Dhoni!" (they can make the impossible possible and the possible impossible when they gather in one place - Rajni, Ghajini and Dhoni) XD

Edited at 2011-04-03 03:45 am (UTC)
3rd-Apr-2011 04:00 am (UTC)

My sister is a huge Bollywood fan and totally cracked up at the AAA reference. :D
3rd-Apr-2011 04:11 am (UTC)
10th-Apr-2011 01:54 am (UTC)
Loved the AAA reference - that's the sort of creativity I associate with English football chants. I wonder how these sorts of things get generated and propagated?
11th-Apr-2011 08:20 am (UTC)
I do as well. I know that quite a few celebrities tweeted similar variations of this and my guess is that these start out as SMS forwards usually and now that people have started tweeting they become viral too. SMS forwards is just like email forwards by the way and very prevalent in India.
3rd-Apr-2011 05:35 am (UTC)
from what i can gather cricket is to india what rugby is to new zealand (tbh idgaf about rugby. i might have to go overseas during the rwc) so i can just imagine how stoked you are. it must have been a tough match.
3rd-Apr-2011 08:34 am (UTC)
Heh yep something like that! We are just so absolutely thrilled. Especially this particular World Cup has eluded us for 28 years. India last won it in 1983. In 1987 and 1996 India was the host nation but didn't even make it to the semi finals. In 2003 we got to the finals but lost the cup to Australia. On top of that this world cup was going to be the last for one of the nation's most beloved player, Sachin Tendulkar. It seemed cruel that he had not been part of a world cup win thus far despite how legendary a figure he is in cricket ...so yeah you could say there were a lot of hopes riding on this match ^^;

LOL at your comment about going overseas during RWC. I have lived in NZ for almost a decade but somehow escaped the rugby madness. Honestly I'm not much into any kind of sports... except cricket when India is playing and tennis when Federer, Nadal or some other favourite is playing. I'm looking forward to the RWC though just cause everyone else is so glad about it being hosted here heh.
3rd-Apr-2011 10:43 pm (UTC)
oh yeah, i found out that india hasn't won the world cup for 28 years which made the win even sweeter. i've lived in nz all my life and i still don't care for rugby. i'm just not a sporty person. maybe the enthusiasm for the rwc will rub off on me but i don't want to deal with the aftermath if we lose.
5th-Apr-2011 08:24 am (UTC)
I totally get you! I'm not much sporty either.

Gosh lets just see how it goes with the RWC I guess!
8th-Apr-2011 11:02 pm (UTC)
A bit concerned by your tagline, coming from a statisticswaali - there were 20 crore Indian hearts that DIDN'T share that dream? ;^)

And I'm still waiting for Sachin to live up to his promise - I went all the way to Napier to watch a 16-yr old Indian wunderkind in a Test and he flopped with some dismal innings in the low 90s, so he needs to come and get his 100th ton here, in front of me.
10th-Apr-2011 01:36 am (UTC)
hahaha I put it in quote marks so am absolved of all statistical guilt!

Wow I had no idea you saw him. Was he famous already or a rising star at the time?

I love your ♫-e-:) icon
10th-Apr-2011 01:48 am (UTC)
He was being talked about as the next big thing, and I guess seeing a 16-yr old get to 91 for India wasn't too bad, but I still want the other 9! :)
11th-Apr-2011 08:23 am (UTC)
ha gutted but still I'm jealous! Sachin ko dekha hawww so awesome. I have seen Kapil Dev though and got his autograph when I was a kid then lost it soon after.
10th-Apr-2011 01:58 am (UTC)
Thanks for the kind words, but I was just thinking yesterday while watching TWM (loved it, and heard more Panjabi in dialogues than in PH) that there's an Alanish kind of irony to the fact that the first real filmi qawwali in ages is a SAD one. :)
11th-Apr-2011 08:27 am (UTC)
I am looking forward to TWM! I have it, but am waiting to watch over Easter with the family. Awww true about that qawwali. I didn't get the 'Alanish' reference though?
11th-Apr-2011 08:38 am (UTC)
It's not true irony, but fits the definition of irony as used in the Alanis Morrisette song "isn't it ironic"
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