Every other country has various teams in the field of sports. Soccer, basketball, athletics. You name it. And most of these countries are really small or sparsely populated when compared to China or, our very own , India. Then why is it that the second most populous country in thw world can produce only one good sports team, that in Cricket. There is an enormous talent pool out there, potential waiting to be tapped.
But where is all this going? Why only cricket, cricket and cricket??? The only distraction of late has been Tennis, with the ascent of Sania Mirza, and Im sure its more due to her clothes & her religion ( and what it does not allow) that has drawn more attention.
Why this fixation with Cricket? If we want to participate in more sports and bring home more laurels, then the politics involved in sports in our country has to go
The irony of this, is that politics permeates & corrupts every aspect of life in India. Sports is but one small part afflicted by this malady.
Sometimes I wonder if the dialogues in the recent blockbuster Rang de Basanti ring true.....
"Ye desh aisa hi hai. Sadiyo se aisa hi raha hai aur aisa hi rahega. Iska kuch nahi kiya jaa sakta"
(This country is like this only. Has been for ages, & shall remain so in the future. Nothing can be done to salvage this country )
I sincerely hope that aint true, and that there is someone out there to prove me and my sceptism wrong.