Self-deprecation takes tea
with inadequate and inferior;
take notes. In a pause worn thin
by regret, rendered stagnant by remorse
we remain, and stumble on
and deflated by self-flagellation
we stare at each other
in accusatory tones, never asking
questions we know
|—||Nikola Tesla (via psych-facts)|
One is Pakistani. The other is Indian. Together they make up the most unlikely Wimbledon doubles team
The partition of British India followed World War II, and ever since the independent states of India and Pakistan came into existence in 1947, the two countries have had a volatile relationship. The rapport has been characterized by wars, armed conflicts, numerous skirmishes and standoffs, and threat of nuclear conflict.
In sport, the two nations typically have a heated rivalry on the cricket pitch, which has been called one of the most intense sporting rivalries in the world. Millions across the globe tune in whenever the two countries face off.
On the tennis court, however, India’s Rohan Bopanna and Pakistan’s Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi have mended some of the political and sporting divide between their two countries by forming a successful partnership on and off the court. The two men, currently in the thick of the Wimbledon men’s doubles draw as the No. 8 seed, first met over a decade ago and formed a fast friendship.