April 16, 2011

ICC World Cup 2011

How the girls got to Mohali

Akhila Ranganna

Three girls from Pakistan made the trek across the border to watch the India-Pakistan semi-final in Mohali. One of them, Sana Kazmi in the Dawn, recounts all that went into making their journey possible, and a memorable one.

We ran to the Indian side. It was kind of surreal, but we were too rushed to think about how big a moment that was. The Indian guard at the border didn’t smile, but he was quick, which meant he was nice. The chatty officers at registration told us we had enough time to get to Mohali (not) and reassured (sic) us that it wasn’t going to rain.

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