Whoa whoa whoa, does this guy still blog?
I’m coming in hot through the cobwebs on this blog. Thanks for the thunderous applause. (Trust me, I heard it).
But why am I here? Because, cricket.
Growing up, I had no idea what Pakistan was. I just heard about it somewhere and I was told to hate it (not exactly but you know what I mean). It was few years later in a geography class that I got know that Pakistan is a country right next to ours. By this point I’d been hating on them for three straight years.
And that’s the thing I guess. We all just have memories of hating Pakistan. Why? Because they give us multiple FUCKEN REASONS! THAT’S WHY! *Trishul awakens inside*
The only fond memory of Pakistan in my head is of this ad campaign that was on TV when Pakistan was touring India and Indo-Pak ties were at their strongest. Friendship was so good between these two countries that there was a bus running from Delhi to Lahore *blushes in Guru Randhawa*
Also there was this train transporting cotton, but I heard some guy named Tara Singh set it on fire because he was escaping Pakistan with his wife Amisha Patel.
So this ad had Rahul Dravid entering the room with Parathas. And everyone went ‘arre why are there parathas stuck on a wall?’ ‘lolololololololololol.’ (That’s how dressing rooms exist in my head.)
No, Dravid enters the room with parathas and as we all know Rahul Dravid is a Kannadiga and parathas naturally are authentic Karnataka food. Ganguly is like ‘hey, ye paratha mere liye hai?’
And Dravid goes ‘nai. Ye Inzi bhai ke liye’. And at this point in the ad, Kaif and Yuvi also make their appearance. Yuvi goes ‘Ye hum baant ke khaenge, chain se.’ To which Kaif goes, ‘Aman se’ and I’m not making this up, the next thing that happens is a white pigeon flies out of Kaif’s hand – inside the dressing room. Little did they know that they both would have to face cancer at some point in the future. (Kaif got career cancer, it didn’t survive).
And that ad is the fondest memory I have of Pakistan. That and coke studio (OMG QURAT-UL-AIN BALOUCH!!).