Dhoni the wonder boy
You have been torn asunder boy
Sachin the great
I think you know to bat
Rahul the wall
Why did fall
VVS the special
Now you too are flail
BUSSINESS CLASS CHATTERS AND IDIOTS
And finally my nation
Bunch of 11+few
cant rule the nation’s mood
Bigger dramas all around
Barks of political hounds
PS: Cheer yourself up if in case you love cricket like i do though its awful to look at those 11FOOLS –Manish kumar
these lines are by my buddy from the school days Manish. the frustration with the performance of our cricket team over the recent tour starting from west Indies to the present tour of Australia is visible all over the country..
the recent hoopla of Sachin’s century has also died out due the pathetic show of our team. the preoccupation with cricket is so astonishing that each game is considered a matter of life and death. the discussion of the game over the dinner table to the nearby tea-stall is testimony of the fact that how passionate people are for this great game. this passion for the game has been milked by the BCCI to fill its coffer without any sign of disgust or discretion. the performance of the team has slided so much since the heroic triumph of the world cup has surprised one and all.. over and above the fans and fanatics’ prayer for the legendary Sachin Tendulkar.. well, they are asking the government to award him the Bharat Ratna for his great service to the nation for being the greatest batsman in India.(Bharat Ratna is India’s highest civilian award that can be awarded to anyone) there is no doubt that he is a great player but we need to ask this question.. does he really deserve to be a Bharat Ratna recipient .. Actually, he has been more than compensated for being a great player.. he earns tons of money from commercials and his fees from the BCCI. Apart from that he keeps on getting tax breaks for one reason or the other.. either for his ferrari or for his newly constructed bungalow… the primary question here is does a multimillionaire player like him deserve such tax breaks.. more, pertinent to ask is should he have asked for such treatments. I mean, its not only him, there are others also who get such treatment… this is not being fair to the common masses who struggle day and night to fill the government tax..
Among other things, what I’ve observed is that the image they’ve created for themselves is getting little tacky these days… once upon a time their image was created out of a genuine goodwill. but, now I suspect they employ professional PR managers to sustain their image over a longer period of time. they advice them what to say, where to go and what to do and also manages their larger than life personality…
Alas, these can’t be sustained forever… you’ve to perform at highest level to capture the imagination of the whole nation. you can’t sit on your laurels and keep counting your bucks forever. people as an individual may forgive you, but, the mob seldom forgives the sinner or the supposed sinner. there are options for you… most respectable ones.. either perform or take retirement while there is goodwill still in the hearts of the masses.. give the youngsters chance to play for the country… even if they loose now there is hope for the future… in your case, senior players there’s no hope.. you’re already old enough to be teachers for the future stars..
The BCCI should invest in the domestic cricket in a big way… I do not understand what they’d with those tons of unused money in their locker.. create a big bench strength to sustain the national team over longer period of time. the problem is because this organisation is a private enterprise. a consortium that runs the multi-billion dollar sports opportunity. they are not responsible to anyone… not even to the crazy fans who fill their coffers with their time and money.. there is no transparency in their conduct of the business of sport. the recent attempt to bring them under the government supervision or oversight was met with strong reaction from the ministers and politicians who hold simultaneous post with the BCCI and ICC and the GoI.
At present the future of Indian cricket looks bleak. the present youngsters are bunch who have not been counseled properly about crowd behaviour and the players code of conduct. Cricket is as much a mind game as its an entertainer. Moreover, performance counts not diatribe against the opponents. this series also saw young players like Ishant and Virat getting verbal with David Warner, the formers telling the later come to India you can’t play similarly as you are playing here… what sort of argument is this.. this is just like cutting a sorry figure in the face of defeat… and complaining like a small kid.. this kind of behaviour should be rejected with disdain.
now, what’s the way forward… I don’t want to give any quick fix. we all know and they also know what to do… the problem is the intention with the establishment called BCCI and of course the players… their attitude is the main problem. the attitude to the way they approach their game called cricket… played by 11 fools and watched by one billion fools including me…