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.
Having worked at three of Pakistan's largest newspapers, can safely say no Pak paper would deliberately downplay news if Pak team lost pic.twitter.com/EQqkejWp9A
— omar r quraishi (@omar_quraishi) June 19, 2017
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’.
Be disappointed but not hateful.
India had an extremely satisfying day in Sport. Badminton, Hockey but not cricket. It’s cool. #INDvPAK
— Abhishek Gureja (@AbhishekGureja) June 18, 2017
“… results should remind us, there are laurels to be won in other sports, and life beyond cricket,” the story read.-Web Desk