April 17, 2005

PHILLIES FANS WOULD HAVE BOOED:

Musharraf cheered by Indian cricket fans (Peter Foster, 18/04/2005, Daily Telegraph)

Indians gave Gen Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan's president, a rousing reception at a New Delhi cricket match yesterday in a show of support for detente between the two nations.

Gen Musharraf, an ardent cricket fan, watched two hours of a one-day international with his Indian counterpart, Dr Manmohan Singh, before talks aimed at improving relations between the old enemies.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 17, 2005 11:37 PM
Comments

Only if he played for the Cowboys.

Posted by: Pete at April 18, 2005 12:25 AM

Or if he was Mike Schmidt.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at April 18, 2005 12:38 AM

Hey, they'd boo Muhammad or Bhudda, too, if either of them showed up on the field at the stadium more than 30 minutes after alcohol sales began (and they'd really boo Mo when they found out what his rules about alcohol consumption are).

Posted by: John at April 18, 2005 1:19 AM

Did a snowflake just fall in Hell?

Posted by: Sandy P at April 18, 2005 1:38 AM

Let's see if the Pakistanis reciprocate.

Posted by: Barry Meislin at April 18, 2005 3:08 AM

Don't forget it was Flyers fans who booed when management tried to stop showing the President's post-9/11 speech that was being broadcast on the jumbotron between periods of a pre-season game. Eventually the game was cancelled and the rest of the speech was shown to the fans, players, and coaches.

Posted by: Pete at April 18, 2005 8:17 AM

By the way, Pakistan won the game by 159 runs. Even in cricket, that's a lot of runs.

Indian fans are in mourning. Their team only managed a 1-1-1 draw in the tests and lost the one-dayers 4-2. They really expected to beat Pakistan big.

Posted by: Casey Abell at April 18, 2005 10:02 AM

Victory does taste sweet.

Posted by: Ali Choudhury at April 18, 2005 1:23 PM
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