India’s biggest newspaper, Times of India, ignored the defeat that the country’s team faced at the hands of Pakistan and chose to lead with the hockey win on their front page.
The headline read: ‘Hockey heroes redeem India’s pride’. The text of the lede story stressed that hockey was the country’s national sport while cricket was a ‘national obsession’.
“… results should remind us, there are laurels to be won in other sports, and life beyond cricket,” the story read.
I predicted this pettiness. However, a black out means 0 coverage & I think you can read. So pls read again. Yes it should have been in bold
— Abhishek Gureja (@AbhishekGureja) June 19, 2017
Story first published: 19th June 2017