Bowled Over by the Gentleman's Game

Mohammed Rashud Ashraf is trapped deep inside enemy territory, and he's about to blow his cover. A mob of flag-waving Sri Lankans, dancing to the hypnotic beat of bongo drums, has surrounded him. Undaunted, Rashud rises from his seat, his country's colors proudly displayed on his T-shirt, and stands defiant. "Pakistan is the greatest," he screams.

Rashud's bold announcement has the desired effect. Instead of lynching him, the baying throng of Sri Lankan fans breaks into laughter. They unfurl a giant pink brassiere: on one cup, it bears the legend "Bust the Pakistanis"; on the other, there's a...

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