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first_imgSporting events like the ongoing Asian Games provide an unique stage for athletes from India and Pakistan mingle freely and even cheer for each other, especially given the current diplomatic hostilities between the two neighboring countries.Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharma won gold for India in the men’s doubles tennis, but they found the support of the Pakistani tennis contingent during the semifinal round at the Jakabaring Tennis Center.Pakistani players were seen making a beeline for a picture with Bopanna, who reached a Grand Slam final with Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi back in 2010.The Bopanna-Qureshi pair used to called the ‘Peace Express’ for never missing a chance to stress on the need for peace between the two nations.”I have played some of the best tennis of my life in India, made great friends there, especially Delhi. I remain in constant touch with them. Whenever I played in Delhi, it was like home away from home,” Pakistan tennis veteran Aqil Khan, who won a host of ITF Futures titles in India between 2000 and 2010, told PTI.”I have also been to Hyderabad, loved the food there. It is exactly what I eat in Karachi. Delhi is the place I miss the most. After matches at DLTA, we used to go out to eat in places like Green Park and South Ex.”It was as if I was playing in my own city,” said the 38-year-old, whose last of the many memorable visits to India came during the 2010 Commonwealth Games.Khan is in the twilight of his long career but like him, the Pakistani youngsters, including Muhammad Abid and Muzammil Murtaza, would love to play in India “if they get the visa”.advertisement The same warmth between the athletes of two countries was visible at the shooting range, where India has had a productive campaign so far.Pistol shooter Ghulam Mustafa Bashir, who qualified for the Rio Olympics, says it is only natural that they get along well with their Indian counterparts.”There is instant connection with the Indians. We speak the same language so there is not even a language barrier which we might face with shooter of other countries. We are always friendly with each other,” the 31-year-old Bashir told PTI.He often discusses his game with India pistol coach Jaspal Rana, a four-time gold medallist at the Asian Games.”We talk about shooting and we talk about other things also,” added Bashir, who is a marine in Pakistan Navy.But there are times, when one has to be careful, especially in the shooting fraternity.”Most of the shooters in Pakistan come from the defence forces. We get along well but you have to maintain a distance. Otherwise, there are no issues. I remember going to Karachi once. We were treated very nicely,” said Rana.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

first_imgIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! I always look for any excuse I can find to post about epic Oklahoma State wins over Oklahoma on this blog, and Mike Gundy gave me a pretty good excuse to that on Monday. Gundy put on a pretty epic press conference Boone Pickens Stadium yesterday in which he talked about buying a house, Double-A umpires and cartoon forts.He also brought up something I hadn’t thought of yet. He compared the end of the OSU-Central Michigan game to Bedlam 2014.“Honestly, when it happened to me and I saw it and saw it, I’m sitting there thinking, this is probably the same way Bob (Stoops) felt when Tyreek (Hill) was returning the punt,” Gundy told the Tulsa World.It’s a great call. Maybe the two most stunned moments I’ve ever had as an OSU fan. For very different reasons. Anyway, I mentioned needing an excuse to post about Bedlam Ws so here it is. This should wash away some of that pain from last Saturday. The best part remains the radio call: This is Bedlam!last_img read more