7 reasons Pakistanis should be happy about India’s defeat

Published: March 26, 2015
India's captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (R) reacts after fellow batsman Ajinkya Rahane (L) was dismissed by Australia during their 2015 Cricket World Cup semi-final match in Sydney on March 26, 2015.   PHOTO: AFP

India's captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (R) reacts after fellow batsman Ajinkya Rahane (L) was dismissed by Australia during their 2015 Cricket World Cup semi-final match in Sydney on March 26, 2015. PHOTO: AFP

KARACHI: Defending champions India lost to Australia at the World Cup semi-final in Sydney on Thursday after an impressive campaign earlier in the tournament.

As M S Dhoni’s team walked off the field for the last time this tournament, some Pakistanis couldn’t help but rejoice. After all, a little friendly rivalry on the field doesn’t hurt.



Here are seven reasons you should not feel guilty about celebrating our neighbour’s crushing defeat:


1. This was ‘revenge’ for Pakistan’s first loss:


We had to sit through our team’s first loss in its first World Cup match at the hands of India. And honestly, their loss today makes up, if only slightly, for it.

2. This was also ‘revenge’ for all those years IPL deliberately ignored Pakistani players


The Indian Premier League (IPL) has seen a trend of not hiring Pakistani cricket players to play for their teams. India has gone on to hire players from various other countries and has always neglected our talented cricketers, on purpose. And given the immense talent of our players, that move was just uncalled for.

3. We will be spared from having to listen to biased Indian commentators 


Lets face it, we are forced to listen to biased Indian commentators during the final almost every World Cup. Hopefully, this year, that won’t be the case.

4. The annoying ‘Mauka Mauka’ ad can finally stop now – for good

Brilliant as it may be, a series of ad campaigns initiated by Star Sports India, starring ‘Mr Mauka Mauka’, hit a nerve with all Pakistanis. Enough is enough. Good riddance.

5. This was ‘revenge’ — yet again — for the Indian Cricket Board shutting out the Pakistan Cricket Board in ICC’s revamping


What goes around comes around?


6. India made us look good today


During Pakistan’s quarter-final match with Australia, at one time it seemed as if we had a chance.  We fought back and created a moment that stunned the entire cricketing world — thanks to none other than Wahab Riaz. That seemed to be never the case in today’s one-sided, rather boring match

7. Finally, it’s India – and we have to prove our Hubbul Watni (patriotism)


At the end of the day, we are Pakistanis and since 1947, India has been our rival, and on the field, our sworn enemy. We will continue to troll them (in good faith) and prove our loyalty and patriotism to our beloved country.

While we recognise that India played a spectacular campaign, Australia came out as the better team in today’s decisive match.  So, even if just for today, let’s cheer!

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  • Neo
    Mar 26, 2015 - 7:26PM

    Actually in reality also that is whole crix of any paksis life.Recommend

  • Burki
    Mar 26, 2015 - 7:49PM

    @Neo: Says an indian troll who couldn’t control his itch to come to a Pak newsite to spit his anti-Pak venom. Seems the only reason of existance for these indians!Recommend

  • just_someone
    Mar 26, 2015 - 7:51PM

    Thank you for your terrible english!Recommend

  • Cynic Waheed
    Mar 26, 2015 - 7:52PM

    @ET – Are your moderators on drugs or something? How is the word ‘Paki’ even allowed (by Neo) – the great Indian? Will I get away by saying ‘Bloody Indians’ as they use it here in the west? Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Mar 26, 2015 - 8:16PM

    We have give it back it back :).Recommend

  • Adil Zulfiqar
    Mar 26, 2015 - 8:28PM

    you’re the 8th reason why I should be happy tonight :)Recommend

  • KRS
    Mar 26, 2015 - 8:32PM

    its Crux not crix ;)Recommend

  • gagan
    Mar 26, 2015 - 8:41PM

    Interestingly some Pakistani fans supported India in this semifinal.
    In my family my mother supports Pakistan, whenever they play against any non Asian team; while my wife supports the opponent.

    As far as I am concerned; I feel guilty supporting either party; and so end up pretending, I don’t care whether Pakistan wins or looses as long as they are not playing against India.

    kind of complex feeling. I wonder if Pakistanis too feel the same way.Recommend

  • Saad Aftab
    Mar 26, 2015 - 9:13PM

    We need to grow up as a nation and as individuals and leave this obsessive, compulsive, excessive schadenfreude behind.

  • Sameer Qadir
    Mar 26, 2015 - 9:29PM

    Australia made bhunah hoowa qeema out of India. And mashed potatoes out of over boiled potatoes. Dhoni went out on his last Pony. Virat tweeted to his girlfriend but got a nasty tweet from an Indian fan. The bookies will be out for Indian blood for a change. But one thing is for sure, the Indians will blame Pakistan for their loss and I wouldnt be surprised if we see a few border skirmishes very soon.Recommend

  • Mar 26, 2015 - 9:36PM

    LOL Tribune… You’re gonna get thousands of Indian Trolls tonight :D
    They’re gonna share this link on Indian forums to seek help trolling here. Just Wait!Recommend

  • blacksheep
    Mar 26, 2015 - 9:46PM

    I don’t know why indians thought they had the ability to win as they were obliterated in the series prior to WC. Moreover, they just don’t have that flair to knockout the Aussies…

    Pakistan on the other hand is an exceptionally talented team with fight & flair with plenty of excitement, Pakistan is managed poorly and our current home environment seeps into everything…..we suffer because of that. A day will come inshallah when Pakistan will rid itself of mulaiat/corrupt politicians etc & become the state our Qaid fought for and will rein supreme!Recommend

  • Mar 26, 2015 - 9:46PM

    Sorry Buddy We loved it today.
    But then the reason is Provocation by your own Media and Countrymen on Social Media.

    Pakistanis didn’t care about Indian bashing in Tri-Series by Australia and England, leading to this world cup. But the Mauka Ads are naked provocation, all started by your own Media forgetting that you cannot win every world cup and sooner or later your Mauka will come and Pakistanis have a huge footprint on Social Media to revenge it :D – It is that sort of day today!Recommend

  • Raveesh
    Mar 26, 2015 - 10:13PM

    I watched Dil-e-Muztar on Youtube. These days it is being telecast in India as Dil-e-Nadan.

    Never knew the people are so much alike, we speak similar language, live in similar houses, our cities look the same, yet I fail to understand why we hate other so much.

    Perhaps if we made an effort, we may at least tolerate each other. And the stuff regarding Pakistani players being not allowed, don’t blame BCCI, blame politics. Who wouldn’t love to see Afridi in IPL?

    And Oh, I’m hopelessly in love with Sanam Jung. We may have Katrina Kaif or Aishwarya Rai in India, but I’m bowled over by Sanam’s beauty and graceful style. If only I could marry her.

    Cheers guys, don’t hate each other, there is enough hatred in this world without us contributing to make it worse.Recommend

  • Mar 26, 2015 - 10:46PM


  • Sadia
    Mar 27, 2015 - 12:00AM

    Indian team played brilliantly throughtout the tournament but Australia is just mentally more tough. India is so lucky to have Dhoni as a captain.

    Frankly, I have seen Pakistanis supporting India today as well as nobody wants Australia to win another cup. Looks like they will win it. Sigh! I wonder if Kiwis will be able to stop them?

    Nice to know you guys enjoy our dramas. I hope one day you could enjoy our films too :)Recommend

  • Mar 27, 2015 - 12:26AM

    This only adds to all the innumerable number of reasons Pakistan should be unhappy. .Recommend

  • Greg
    Mar 27, 2015 - 12:50AM

    Quite dellusional to let other teams take revenge. Honestly like all rivalries, i love watching Indians lose not because of 1947, but because of the sporting history. Similar to why i love Pakistan toppling over South Africans everytime (right from the Hanse Cronje days).
    But regardless of the rivalry one cannot overlook the fact that Indians have really built their structure from the 92-93 days when they were in a steep decline (i cant even forget Prabarkar in his wee days). On the flipside, we have just collapsed, giving cricket to lobbyists and bowung down to the corridors of power. Though brilliant, we are always dependant on the flair and might of one or two individuals every tournament since 2002 (no disrespect to Wahab Riaz). High time for them to realize that Pakistan needs to invest in the sport and not their pockets else we will be battling against the Zimbabve’s and Ireland’s of the cricketing world for lower rung supremacy and being complacent with mediocrity.

    Be true to the sport!Recommend

  • Hilarious
    Mar 27, 2015 - 12:59AM

    Lol! Those Mauka ads really hit home didn’t they? And now you guys are proud of the Aussies for beating us – especially when you couldn’t do so yourselves!

    Gloat all you want – the Mauka ads will always haunt you!!

    Mauka mauka……Recommend

  • vinsin
    Mar 27, 2015 - 1:00AM

    write is perfect example of people who suffer from Cognitive dissonance.

    It shows hatredness and negative thinking.
    But why India should allow Pakistani players in IPL? What was the point of partition then? And who should pay for providing security to pakistani players? It upto them to decide whom to take or not.
    Since when Pakistani channels start hiring Indian commentators?

    4,7. I don’t think Mauka Mauka ad was made for Pakistani. This article support the ad.

    When Indian Cricket Board shutted out the Pakistan Cricket Board in ICC’s revamping? It was PCB decision not be part of big four as stated by PCB chairman.
    Agree with your point, that Wahab Riaz agression was the high point of that game.

  • usman777
    Mar 27, 2015 - 1:06AM

    This is childish. India played an amazing tournament and we should acknowledge that. Australian hamaray chacha hain? Don’t worry about India, just improve ourselves… Petty mentality.Recommend

  • IamforPeace
    Mar 27, 2015 - 1:09AM

    Hey Pakistani brothers…why do you hate us so much yaar? While all your other points may be valid…why the point 7? Just because it is ‘India’ so you have to hate us??!! I understand that many Indians reciprocate the same feelings however I would appeal to both Indians and Pakistanis that let us get beyond this hatred :) The hate rhetoric is just fanned by the media…the average person on either side of the border is peace loving and friendly. I live in the US and have many Pak friends, believe me we live like family here. Why can’t the same be achieved back home…?!
    And for the Mauka ads :) Watch the Ind vs SA one where the satire is on India!!! It will help you take these ads in good spirit!!! love and peace from an Indian :)Recommend

  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Mar 27, 2015 - 2:07AM

    I wish India had won and world cup had remained with them. Now 1.5 billion people of sub continent has lost interest in final match.Recommend

  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Mar 27, 2015 - 2:07AM

    I wish India had won and world cup had remained with them. Now 1.5 billion people of sub continent has lost interest in final match.Recommend

  • Asok
    Mar 27, 2015 - 4:11AM

    IPL is a money making operation. Teams don’t Pakistani players because fans don’t like it. It is the price you pay for maintaining an unnecessary psychological enmity, which this article itself only serves to propagate.

    If Pakistanis learn to limit the rivalry to the playing field and maintain friendly relations with India off the field, then Indian fans will welcome Pakistani players with open arms.

    — An Indian who supported Pak against Oz in the quarters.Recommend

  • indians
    Mar 27, 2015 - 4:14AM

    Come on pak friends….are you really so hatred and desperate to see India loose?Recommend

  • Luciferous
    Mar 27, 2015 - 5:40AM

    Very immature and cheap!
    Just shows how ashamed we are of ourselves!

  • Mohit
    Mar 27, 2015 - 6:39AM

    We all know that Pakistan survives and thrives on extreme hatred of India. So go ahead and enjoy more. It won’t change a thing.Recommend

  • fact is fact
    Mar 27, 2015 - 8:20AM


  • Raveesh
    Mar 27, 2015 - 8:31AM

    Pakistani serials are full of substance, no blaring music, no non-sense dialogues, they stick to the storyline and finish on time. Perhaps you haven’t watched Indian programmes, full of utter stupidity.
    I rarely watch TV, but one of my close friend vehemently insisted that I must must watch Dil-e-Muztar. So I downloaded from Youtube. She was not wrong. I really really liked it, especially Sanam. Hope to see more of her.
    Will search for some Pakistani movies on Youtube. Any suggestions?Recommend

  • Udaya Bose
    Mar 27, 2015 - 8:38AM

    Good for Pakistan. They have something to cheer up their dreary life.Recommend

  • raj
    Mar 27, 2015 - 8:56AM

    you are ruthless..you need to be grow upRecommend

  • Ali
    Mar 27, 2015 - 9:03AM

    How exactly is this a revenge when Australia has won and Pakistan has nothing to do with this win? Recommend

  • Proud to be Pakistani
    Mar 27, 2015 - 10:32AM

    There is one more reason that Pakistan also lost to the same Australians and India too. Its an answer to our Indian-biased so-called experts (like Shoaib Akhtar) that the team whom he always praised (india) and the team whom he always targeted with harsh, childish and ill-mentality comments (pakistan) have performed nearly equal in the Word Cup (India is just 1 step ahead losing of same team).Recommend

  • Gurion
    Mar 27, 2015 - 10:44AM

    The only reason for Pakistanis to be happy is that they don’t have a single positive thing to be happy about Pakistan and the next best choice is to feel good about someone else’s negative.Recommend

  • Mar 27, 2015 - 10:48AM

    2nd point is wrong. Because they were interested but PCB banned the players who played IPL. And its something PCB has to do with.Recommend

  • Lord of the Ring
    Mar 27, 2015 - 11:13AM

    Well I am happy that we lost in Quarter Final otherwise our team would have

    to lose to India yesterday like always as per the directions

    of our corrupt ruling class that puts

    money on Indian winRecommend

  • The Lizard
    Mar 27, 2015 - 11:26AM

    It doesn’t matter now who wins or loses against whom after we (Pakistanis) were out of the field in quarters.

    It’s mostly not Indian public but their media and politicians who try hard and keep pumping hostility against Pakistan, all over the media and any forum where there are representatives of both nations. If both sides can get rid of their hate mongering politicians, we can get along very well. While there are many people in Pakistani media who openly appreciate Indian talent, unfortunately no such parallel exists in India. Ex president awarded prize to the winning Indianplayers with his own hands in good spirit when they defeated Pakistan in our home ground. I’m afraid such warmth was never expressed by any Indian leader ever after 47. We don’t launch biased or sarcastic campaigns on media. Things like these really irritate and then people will start enjoying your defeats as much as they enjoy their victories.Recommend

  • Mar 27, 2015 - 11:43AM

    bro why they have used the name dil-e-nadan let it be dil-e-muztar …….i just love this serial and i cant tell you how much i like sanam jung she is my favrt aaw i m so happy to hear that u r watching my favrt serial…watch other serials too u would love themRecommend

  • Mar 27, 2015 - 11:45AM

    and indians lost the mauka……….o poor indian prats……..Recommend

  • Mar 27, 2015 - 11:50AM

    the mauka ad irritated us….and i am a Pakistani and u wont believe that a person does not hate india much here ……i never hated india but 2 3 months before this one i was on a website The National where many indians used wrong words about Pakkistan and when i defended my Nation they abused me and i was just shocked because i was not expecting this from them….Recommend

  • Mar 27, 2015 - 11:53AM

    well watch waar, jalaibee and bol u will love themRecommend

  • S
    Mar 27, 2015 - 12:06PM

    This link can help you.
    Stop moderating my comment.Recommend

  • Hilarious
    Mar 27, 2015 - 12:30PM

    One can hear the collective sigh of relief all across Pakistan that India lost. Lol – guess the Mauka ads really hit their mark!!

    Bottom line for those gloating – India beat Pakistan. India reached the semi finals while Pakistan lost in the QF.

    Now gloat over that…Recommend

  • Raveesh
    Mar 27, 2015 - 12:31PM

    Yeah same here, can’t express in words how much I’m in love with Sanam Jung. I loved the song too, downloaded it and playing it in loop. Understood the lyrics as well. Some of the words in the dialogues I’m not able to understand. I’m learning Urdu these days, online, its difficult but I’m making steady progress.

    Thanks will go through.

    I’m afraid but you may be mistaken. A lot of Pakistanis are respected in India. Fawad Khan is the latest sensation, he even won an award for his performance in a Bollywood movie. Before that there was Atif Aslam and before that Adnan Sami. And believe me, there is still a huge following of Wasim Akram in India who we consider as a true cricketing legend from Pakistan.Recommend

  • pinto
    Mar 27, 2015 - 1:26PM

    Thats why you Pakistan as a nation will never grow.poor mantal status.you become happy with our loss rather than concentrating on your own weaknesses. Stupidity Recommend

  • Bewildered
    Mar 27, 2015 - 1:48PM

    Such a skewed and retarded thinking. How are we any better than the Indians in any way if we think like that. Revenge is taken by winning against the foe, not by enjoying the defeat of the foe in which we didn’t play any part. At the moment we both are losers, and that is not something to be glad of.Recommend

  • observer
    Mar 27, 2015 - 1:59PM

    2 more reasons for Pakistanis to feel HAPPY about,

    A. India did not defeat Pakistan by the biggest margin, West Indies did.

    B. Australia scored less in their win against Pakistan.

    Congratulations guys.Recommend

  • Mar 27, 2015 - 2:27PM

    We know that pakistan has celebrated indian lose .that y we hate paki. Its just a defeat of indian team but ur cricket has ended after wc end .ur players cant play ipl after this. Ur cricket will end soon & india will not play a series with pak .u r a ranted contry. But india is a superpower of cricket .cricket starts in india & ends in india .ur r just a . Dot for india .Recommend

  • Bewildered
    Mar 27, 2015 - 4:45PM

    Cynic Waheed:

    “How is the word ‘Paki’ even allowed (by Neo)”

    Try using “Red Indians” and the moderator wouldn’t allow this. My whole comments were trashed by the ET Mods for this.Recommend

  • Saif
    Mar 27, 2015 - 4:52PM

    A Punjabi-centered analysis of cricket. It has now been more than 60 years, Punabis are as provincial as their ancestors. Yes, there are reason for Pakistanis to get elated over the loos of India, if you mean by Pakistanis only Punjabis. People in Balochistan rarely are interested in cricket, by and large; and those who are interested many of them wished the title remain with any of South Asian country. Recommend

  • Ray
    Mar 27, 2015 - 8:49PM

    AQ I disagree with you. I agree some Indian spectators are shallow and too narcissistic when it comes to Pakistan but I know how much Indian media and spectators appreciated the good bowling of Wahab Riaz. I would lying if I felt good about India losing when I was watching India bat I felt they all seemed to be playing same game that Pakistan and SL played …their Star players didn’t compete and gifted the match to Aussies. There was no reason for India to let Australia score this high with the spin attack and then their top five just gave the wickets away…one team has to win but India didn’t even compete. I wanted one team from Sub continent to be in the final…India played as bad as Sri Lanka…just gave the match to Australia. I am not happy. Now it is proven Desi tiger behave like Billi when it matters. Kohli had a chance to show the world his class but he failed.Recommend

  • zehra
    Mar 27, 2015 - 9:02PM

    As a journalist (if you are one)your job is to provide the survey and not have opinion on the basis of making anyone feel inferior or laugh on their mistakes .
    The reason why there is so much hatred in our hearts for india is because of only media you make such a big deal out of it like its the world war 3 stop doing that people are moving on and you are letting them live in past so move on and grow up have a life of your own and stop being happy on others misery …..I can t beleive I am sayin this to you people I was also one of the people who secretly prayed that india lose but this is tooo farRecommend

  • Probal DasGupta
    Mar 27, 2015 - 9:42PM

    There are many Indians who support the Pakistan team, except against India, of course. Although this article and the comments appear to highlight only rivalry and hatred, it is not necessarily true on the Indian side of the border, and — one hopes — not always true in Pakistan either. All the best to both our countries.Recommend

  • mahnoor qureshi
    Mar 28, 2015 - 12:21AM

    when we realize(both countries) that we r doing exactly what superpowers wanted us to do! that we hate n just each other n kill each other even in hatred.. plz guys grow up respect each other as a pakistani i love my indian brothers n sister as we live in same region.. we would support u but actually because of mauka wale adds we were sentimental a bit:). @raveesh @iamforpeace respect for u guys. mr author your hubulwatni wala point was totally sense less!Recommend

  • mahnoor qureshi
    Mar 28, 2015 - 12:36AM

    i dont know when we will realize this fact that we r doing exactly what superpowers wanted us to do! That we just hate n hate each other n even kill each other in hatred! As a pakistani i have love n respect for our indian brothers n sisters as living in the same region we should live peacefully!@iamforpeace @raveesh respect for u guyz. Only reason why paki showed sentiments was mauka wale adds :)Recommend

  • JSM
    Mar 28, 2015 - 7:09AM

    Very good reasons. Recommend

  • Indian
    Mar 28, 2015 - 9:37AM

    @Cynic Waheed: Do you really have any idea about how the west and US treat Pakistani citizens in their countries particularly after 9/11 and how Pakistani posed as Indians.



  • Vinny
    Mar 29, 2015 - 7:00AM

    Being happy on our defeat on the hands of other country is so childish and immature. I hope people in Pakistan have sense than this no-Sense news paper and it’s editor.. We actually supported you in Quarters to meet you in Semis.. May be Riaz stunned the world, but you lost it comprehensively and that is understandable with your team. Please don’t create that hate as it would only leave to another Mouka Mouka advert. Peace from IndiaRecommend

  • Saurabh
    Apr 1, 2015 - 12:40AM

    Common guys, accept it, that ad series was brilliant. Not that it was in favor of my country, but as neutral prospective it was simply hilarious…

    Taking humor seriously is humor in it self…Recommend

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