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Cricket World Cup: An Unlikely Vote for the Men in Green




Ramachandra Guha at Asia Society New York on March 25, 2011.

Ramachandra Guha at Asia Society New York on March 25, 2011.

Pakistan's World Cup cricket team drew support from an unexpected source here at the Asia Society last Friday, when eminent Indian historian Ramachandra Guha explained to Christopher Lydon why he's rooting for Pakistan in the March 30 World Cup semifinal.

In the following clip, Guha genially explains to Lydon, "I am not a jingoist .... I want Pakistan to win for two reasons. One is a negative reason and one is a positive reason."

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