Sunday, September 12, 2010

Indo-Pakistani - bhai bhai – Brother in Arms? At least when it comes to Tennis

Last week, Americans and most nations with a sizable muslim population were reverted by the threat of Quran burning, and heaved a big sigh of relief when Pastor Jones, in NY decided not to continue with the "planned" Quran burning on 9/11.

While this was happening, another interesting development was being watched by South Asians: coming together of Indian Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani doubles partner Aisam-Ul-Haq Quresh who tried to make history in the U.S. Open Men’s Doubles Finals.

Those who know the history of India and Pakistan will also probably know the bitter rivalry between the two nations that carries into sports arenas. Given this context, Rohan partnering with Aisam-Ul-Haq comes as a breath of fresh air.

Many feel that even coming second in the finals is great boost to India-Pakistani relations. Bloggers on the topic: