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From a wow to a whinge- A weekend of Indian Sport!

From a wow to a whinge- A weekend of Indian Sport!

As the weekend of exciting sporting action came to an end, , the two days gave us plenty to cheer

about- Force India finishing at the podium and the Indians defeating the Koreans at their home turf to

enter the Davis Cup World Group Playoffs. Save the World Cup T20 final, this weekend has been the

celebration of Indian sport indeed.

India’s Tennis stars gave us reasons to celebrate as Team India notched up a historic win over

Koreans in their backyard- A terrific feat in itself; and a spot in the World Group Playoffs- An icing on

the cake! As Somdev Devvarman continued on his peachy form, he put the final nail on the coffin by

defeating Korean top-seed Yong-Kyu Lim and taking the team through. The Indian Davis Cup team,

with just one third-set loss, won the majority of the Korean ties, handing the Koreans a shocking 3-

1 defeat. Busting quite the move in Busan, the Indian Team is all set to announce its arrival on the

India’s winning streak came to a halt when India lost the World T20 finals to the 4-time unsuccessful

World Cup veterans- Sri Lanka, who pulled a rabbit out of their hat, winning the tournament, putting

an end to the Finals Jinx. Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara, played to their strengths and

exploited our weaknesses quite well. Chasing a modest total of just 130 runs, the Lankan stalwarts

took the game away from us after a squeaky start. The relieved Jayawardene-Sangakkara duo played

their last T20 game and won hearts winning the cup for the country, one last time.

Shifting gears, after a long 5 year wait, since Giancarlo Fisichella put Force India on pole at the iconic

Spa Francorchomps in Belgium, he followed up with a historic 2nd place finish, marking the team’s

first podium in 29 starts. The 2014 season has thus far seen a resurgence in the strength of Mercedes

powered teams, now taking up the top three spots in the Constructors World Championship. In

perhaps an all-time classic, Sergio Perez fought hard to stay third, taking his first podium for the

season and the team’s second ever podium finish. It may not have been a ‘first’, but with strong

finishes from both the Force India drivers, the team now for the very first time, finds itself in 2nd place

in the Constructors Championship.

With a historic Davis Cup win, a shocking defeat and an honourable position at the F1 podium- the

weekend was quite the ideal dose of sporting entertainment we all love with a little bit of everything.

Here’s looking forward to weekends of such wins without the spoilsport of any whinge.