I'm sure each and every one of you would have seen the epic battle between Sri Lanka and India. For all of us it wasn't just a Cricket World Cup Final, but truly a once in a lifetime moment. It was one of the most amazing matches I have seen and to be honest, we can all learn a lot from the match. As Happionaires I have always believed we can all learn from everything around us, learning is never restricted to reading a book or studying some annual report.
The Indian cricket team can teach something very important to the entire nation, right from a student preparing for exams to someone setting up a new industry to a politician going into election. At a certain point of the match - almost the entire nation had given up hope of victory. After India lost two wickets, of Sachin Tendulkar and Sehwag within a few overs, everybody was silent and thought India was destined to lose the World Cup final. Specially after Sri Lanka had made a challenging 275 runs.
Everyone around me too was constantly critical and saying "India always loses under pressure" and "No sense watching the match - India will lose" - but somehow I kept telling them that we should never give up hope till the end and keep trying. A battle isn't over - till it is over. I'm happy that our Indian cricket team who went on to win the World Cup of 2011 knew this and didn't give up hope, they kept going and going and going - until sweet victory was theirs. Imagine the pressure they must have been in, over 1.2 billion people all putting their hopes on them, cheering and howling, praying and crying.
So many times in our lives we are faced with moments, when we feel things are not going our way. We keep trying - but we still don't seem to get what we want. The next time you think about why a particular job is not being done or you are still not succeeding at something, pause to think once again and don't give up up. That is when we need to think about the mach that happened on 2nd April 2011 and we will realize that life and victory always goes to those who don't give up and put in their sweat and passion. After all the ups and downs of the match, finally they made a nation filled with smiles.
I think victory is always sweeter when we try hard to get it. A child whose family never had a car, will enjoy the feeling of owning a car when he works hard for it much more than a child who was blessed with a silver spoon.
The Indian cricket team can teach a nation, that we as Indians can work together as a team. We can have a positive attitude. We can achieve what we want to. We can win act under immense pressure. We can be the best of the world. We can be champions. We can be what nobody imagined us to be and achieve whatever we set our eyes on.
As always proud to be an Indian and may God bless everyone.
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