Of Murray, Ishqiya and tooth-full attacks
Andy Murray’s campaign at the Australian Open coincided a lot with the absolutely brilliant 'Ishqiya' released at the same time. It started brilliantly, had some excellent performances, was great music to many a people’s ears (in Murray’s case mostly to the Brit years), had moments of genius but ended rather tamely with too many inconsistencies.
Ishqiya refused to be a tear jerker but was awash with histrionics. Murray’s campaign too was full of interesting comments, actions and media bytes. But at the end of it all he refused to cry. There was a dig in that refusal as well but that's Murray for you.The chase doesn’t stop at the end of the movie. For Murray’s campaign too, the chase of that elusive Grand Slam is still on.
Both Ishqiya and Murray are quality products. It’s just that the media overkill may get irritating for some.
The Pakistan cricket team’s campaign in Australia reminds one of ‘Veer’, doesn’t it? Both flopped miserably at the box office. At the end of the ODI series, their stand-in captain - Sahahid Afridi was reduced to chewing leather, an exercise undertaken by the 'Veer' viewer by its close.
It seems Shahid Afridi is banned for 2 games for that intelligent piece of chew-type action. Only if Veer were banned too!