What on earth is happening?

Startled, Amazed, Taken aback, Aghast, Flabbergasted, Relieved were some of the reactions of different people supporting different teams this World Cup (#MeriDoosriCountry #ApniKaCaptainInstaParRotaHai #PhirBhiMeriDoosriCountry) except Ballwinder.

“Paaji, no wonder India has banned betting, all our obvious bets are going down the drain!”, I said with an excited demeanour. Ballwinder Paaji was still unfazed. I wanted him to give a reaction at least after Brazil-Switzerland draw. So then I broke to him all the surprises that have occurred as yet.


Spain-Portugal draw

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Spain – Portugal Draw Picture Courtesy: https://indianexpress.com/article/fifa/fifa-world-cup-2018-gerard-pique-says-cristiano-ronaldo-prone-to-diving-after-thrilling-draw-5220107/


Argentina – Iceland Draw


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Picture Courtesy: https://globallinksnow.com/messi-misses-penalty-in-argentina-vs-iceland-leading-to-1-1-draw/


Mexico stun Germany 1-0

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Brazil – Switzerland Draw

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(Buda Mendes) ;  http://www.sportingnews.com/soccer/news/brazil-vs-switzerland-live-blog-text-commentary-line-ups-stream–tv-channel/1j8hhwdi6j2sz1xfnhnvn9iqx7


” WHAT IS HAPPENING!!” I exclaimed this time, hoping to get a reaction at least now!

Ballwinder takes a well-deep sip of his beer, licks his lips, very calmly dusts his moustache to remove any hint of any froth, takes a deep breath while looking at his beer mug and says with a deep voice,

“Winter is Coming.”

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Winter Is Coming”


“Even my beer is not chilled any more”, looks at me, hangs his head in helplessness and  repeats with even more pain,

“Winter is Coming.”



World Cup Police Diaries – I

“We wish to lodge a complaint”, said the Egyptian football team to the Russian police. With a smirk on their face, the Russian cop asked,” Well what more did you lose?”, apart from  obviously, the match .

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Egyptian National Team. Picture Credit: alibawaba.com

Egyptians, looking dismayed, responded, “Well, some face, self-respect and good run of luck”. Russian cop’s smirk getting wider further asks, “Who do you think is behind this?”, expecting a straight forward logical answer.

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Sergio Ramos



“Sergio Ramos”, replied the Egyptian team in sync with an echoing effect on the rest of the world.