Today, India plays Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground for a berth in the cricket World Cup final and India Inc bosses suspect holiday or not, it will turn out to be an unofficial no-work day. A mail exchange trawling on social media yesterday made the mood clear:
Greetings! I don't want to lie. My country needs me tomorrow. It's time to display patriotism by the entire nation. I want to apply for leave, which I call 'patriotism' leave. It is India versus Australia in the World Cup semi-final. My nation needs me. Kindly grant me leave.
Auto reply from boss:
I will be on sick leave tomorrow.
Response will be delayed.
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