I know many people from the sub continent. Most have some anglo blood. One thing we agree on is that things in Empire countries started to go bad once our Mother England bolted or was booted out.
Right or wrong, mothers are supposed to love their children forever. I feel a bit hurt. Yes we are rejecting you, but show us your stick!
We in many Empire countries have something that connects us. That ever so boring game known as cricket. The only thing that saves it, is the characters who play the game and its international aspects. Sorry Russ.
From islands of the West Indies, to England, New Zealand, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Zimbabwe, South Africa and the greatest cricketing nation in the world, Australia, we all have this common and uniting thread. Above politics, poverty and corruption, the best of all nations will succeed in life if they are good at the gentlemens' game.
I thought Warne's dislike of curried food and his preference for baked beans might have destroyed the special connection, but no, it took a bit more.
It would seem militant Moslems in Pakistan shot up their bros from Sri Lanka. Kind of spoils the special connection that we such diverse nations have.
Just not cricket chaps.