India’s biggest newspaper downplays cricket defeat

India’s biggest newspaper downplays cricket defeat

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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.-Web Desk

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