Once, Egypt was the centre of the ancient world. Now, a once proud nation lies in tatters, torn by civil war, misrule and discord. Looking at Egypt, one thought comes to our mind, and refuses to go away. Pics: Egypt celebrates Prez Morsi's ouster
Egypt is a lot like the Pakistan cricket team. In case you think that's a strange comparison to make, just read on for the final and conclusive proof that, in fact, there is no real difference between Egypt and Team Pakistan:
1. Both have had multiple leaders: Everyone in the Pakistani cricket team has been captain, or so it seems. Similarly, we hear of a coup every second day in Egypt. Of course, one positive way to look at this is to say that everyone is given an opportunity to lead, but we think it's just further evidence of the chaos in both Egypt and Pakistani cricket.
2. Both have resorted to dubious tactics: The Pakistani match-fixing team is well known for playing cricket now and then. The Egyptian leaders have oppressed their people for decades, and now the people are hitting back - literally. All might be fair in love and war, but not in daily life, surely!
3. Both have seen civil war: The number of factions in the Pakistan team is about the same as the number of players. The number of factions in Egypt is like the number of grains of sand in the Sahara. Yet another similarity added to the ever-growing list.
4. Both have seen dictatorial leaders: Every captain of Team Pakistan tries to be a dictator, and ends up being exactly like one - that is, of a small Central African country, who gets thrown out in a few months. Egypt saw Hosni Mubarak for decades, and seem to be cursed to see many more like him.
5. Both have forgotten their past: Team Pakistan was once the home of glorious, talented, mercurial players. Egypt was once the most admired civilization in the ancient world. Today, people write jokes comparing the two of them.
6. The people lose in the end: After Egypt's 'leaders' are done fighting among themselves and beggaring their country, the people will wake up to find that they're on a roller coaster headed to becoming like Zimbabwe. After Pakistan's fans realize that their idols play cricket with all the integrity of WWE wrestlers, they will have nothing left to watch. It is a shame that two once-mighty entities have let down all who admired and loved them.
Do you think Egypt is just like Pakistani cricket, too? Tell us in the Comments Section!
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