As we all know, the Pakistan cricket team won the ICC Champions Trophy after an exhilarating final against India
The match was a pretty big deal. And understandably so – two nations with a ton of history locked horns. It was a showdown worth watching. After Pakistan’s victory, Pakistanis celebrated all over the country, while Indians were seen to be pretty upset.
However, Archana Mohan from India felt a little differently and she summarized her thoughts in this open letter to Pakistan
She continued her beautiful open letter to Pakistan, talking about the aftermath of the match
Archana’s letter highlights the importance that cricket holds in the lives of so many – especially when it comes to events such as these. Her letter also highlights how the India-Pakistan rivalry doesn’t always need to take an ugly turn.
Her post was appreciated by many
Some people thanked her for her open letter to Pakistan
While others believed it was beautifully written
Her post was lauded by many
And Pakistanis sent their love to her as well
Pakistanis were all for the open letter
While others highlighted how her post proved that mutual respect was possible between the two countries
Virat Kohli was appreciated – because, well, Kohli hai
And even ex anti-Kohli elements weighed in with their opinions
However, here’s how everyone’s sentiments towards Archana’s open letter could best be summarized:
While it’s great to have a certain level of rivalry, we must ensure we don’t go overboard. It is truly heartening to see that people like Archana exist and speak up, planting seeds of hope for the fact that maybe, just maybe, hum sab sar phiray nahi hain. We hope the tension eventually dissipates to a point where an India vs Pakistan match can be enjoyed without distasteful comments from either side.