11-4; Girls’ U-15: Ananya Vir (Delhi) bt Aditi Makhija (Khar Gym) 11-7,4-11.

With her devastating 6-1 6-0 romp of Simona Halep to claim the Cincinnati Open on Sunday, Open.Pardeshi has often said: ?a probe was initiated against a PCMC health chief and his perks held back following allegations of irregularities. especially Indo-Pak encounters,and somehow finds refuge in the sepia-tinted past where sublime skills dinners with Hindi film stars and meeting Indira Gandhi come achingly alive File photo of India vs Pakistan Getty Images Fast forward to 23 October and the India-Pakistan match at Kuantan Islahuddin is strangely quiet about the circumstances this match is being played under Perhaps the turbulent times of today have cast a dark shadow over what exactly needs to be said of this India-Pakistan encounter that will have fans screaming for a win on both sides Islah as he is popularly known enters his own dark and silent space For almost 40 seconds he doesn’t say anything it’s a long silence and perturbing "Siyasat ki baat nahi karunga (I will not talk about governments or politics)" he says “You know what it’s easy to fall into the trap of saying so much and everything eventually becomes meaningless It’s all talk And I come from a generation where I have had dinners with your film stars and politicians and spoke about both our nations" Islah knows where relationships stand today and he doesn’t want to add fuel to the fire anymore “Too many are already doing it” he remarks looking up quizzically “I am a hockey player and I believe Pakistan as a nation is peaceful Hum bhi aman chahte hain (We also want peace) and I say this that if sport is given an opportunity to come up again in Pakistan things would be normal Once teams come there we would provide security like you would give us when we come to your country” Islah avoids the hyperbole the clichés that have come to define Indo-Pak relationships over anything even a 60-minute hockey game “In the seventies when we came Dilip Kumar Amitabh Bachchan Rajesh Khanna all hosted us We had great evenings and fabulous dinners It was the Asian XI and I was the vice-captain of the side” Islah remembers the Wankhede stadium completely jam-packed with hockey fans and film stars all attending “After the match Hema Malini called us for the shooting of Burning Train at the RK Studios and there was a Hollywood crew also there Dharmendra hosted us” It is not surprising that apart from World Championships and Olympic medals ‘relationships’ are the assets that Islahuddin has accumulated from his playing days His book aptly titled ‘DASH’ is about a player who in his time was the fastest out of the goalpost when defending a penalty corner The forewords are by two of the greatest players to have played hockey – Holland’s Paul Litjens and India’s Ajit Pal Singh Ajit Pal’s foreword describes the India and Pakistan of today – “It is impossible to understand the dynamics of a hockey match between India and Pakistan as it was till the 1970’s It was intense It was fierce And it was truly all-consuming The reason was simple: with severely strained ties between them the two countries came face to face either on the hockey field or on the battle field It was less important to win for either of the teams and more important not to let the other have its way It was negative energy at work” When the Indian cricket team toured Pakistan in 1978 and played the third Test in Karachi the dinner party was at Islahuddin’s residence “Most of the cricketers like Zaheer Abbass Mushtaq Mohammed Wasim Bari were all my school class mates and I requested them to come home for dinner and we had a great time with Bishan Singh Bedi Sunil Gavaskar Mohinder Amarnath and Kapil Dev who was so young then I do believe relationships heal wounds and that the world is watching and noticing how we react to each other” It’s not only about beating Pakistan in hockey or any tournament like the chest thumping that happens in cricket when we declare ‘Pakistan has never beaten us in a World Cup’ It’s the same sentiment except for the scale that is sometimes frightening Islahuddin smiles at the thought of the 23 October match and says “You know when we came to India in 74’ as part of the Asian XI Bhutto and Indira Gandhi had wanted both the teams to play There were fourmatches in Pakistan and then four in India which was extended to nine matches At that moment of course we were excited to be in India but along with hockey the most exciting part was to watch Pakeezah Ganga Jamuna And in one instance we arrived at a cinema hall to watch Pakeezah with the film already half over But can you believe it the people inside the hall ensured that the film was re-started” “I know 23 October will be a big match and I am excited by the spectacle that an India-Pakistan match brings along with the crowds and fans” he says “Listen one team has to win and yes the pressure is on us after the defeat against Malaysia But deep hidden away in the players is an indescribable passion that defines an India-Pakistan match And I hope we are all witness to a great game” Catch the live updates of India vs Pakistan Hockey Asian’s Trophy 2016 here yet talk revolves around Indian hockey and the stalwarts of those days. 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