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Sympathy for the devil

November 6, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Amit Gupta

sachinAnother blow for the Indian cricket team at the hands of once mighty Australians, which has lost much of its invincible tag over the last few months! It’s interesting to see how both the Indian media and masses commiserate with the Indian team (and Sachin Tendulkar in particular) for their ‘narrow loss’. And it’s equally fascinating to see a severely depleted Australian side to fire up at this occasion and take lead in the 7 match series when odds were clearly loaded against them. With their frontline bowlers injured, the Aussies are struggling to put on field an eleven member squad and add to that the inexperience of playing on the sub-continent pitches for the bench which has to fill-in for the injured players.

Coming back to the issue of both media and masses sympathizing with the Indian team for their supposedly ‘valiant efforts’ – should the Indian cricketers not be scorned at for their feeble bowling and fielding? As many as seven Indian batsman scored runs in single digit in response to a mammoth Australian score of 350. The team deserves nothing but criticism and hostility. Our cricket board which runs like a private corporation (and makes heavy profits) pays handsomely to its first-rate employees (read cricketers)! It is time that the board gives a boot to some of its redundant employees.

And our much befuddled media should do a double think before sympathizing with a team that does little on the turf!

  1. November 8, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Can i take a one small picture from your site?

  2. Amit Gupta
    November 6, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    I agree Emanuel, but if that does some good to Indian cricket I think it is worth the task!

  3. Emanuel
    November 6, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Cricket in India has become like showbiz where the producers bank heavily on the “Stars” in an attempt to grab more eyeballs. And the media? It’s just milking maximum mileage out of it… hostility and critism would hurt the starry-eyed fans aka readers/viewers.

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