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Off the back foot, inches off the ground.

Though there is a general impression that Pakistan and India are not in good terms, as could be seen from certain recent developments, the fact is that such things are like family quarrels which would last for a few days and settle down before long. Both the countries are eager to watch cricket matches between them with such excitements that they won’t be totally unhappy when X or Y lose (if some Pakistan Player or his Indian counterpart scores a century or takes more than 5 wickets.) The claps come from both sides!

Author: P U Krishnan

First things first. I am one of those retired chaps who are young at heart. I watch cricket matches and jump for joy when Tendulkar scores yet another century. I read newspapers and books too, though I am not crazy about them. I think I have a mind free from hatred and I owe it to the wonders of nature and music. I scribble something now and then and call myself a writer! Though I have settled in Ooty, a lovely hill station in Tamil Nadu—I must emphasize the fact that I was born and brought up in Tellicherry in North Kerala and studied in the good old Government Brennen College. Of and on, my mind goes back to my ancestral house at Tiruvangad in Tellicherry in front of an ancient Sri Ram temple. I am indebted to this wonderful place which inculcated in me a love for cricket and literature. But all said and done, I am an Indian first.

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