Ridicules and disappointment decisions; the same is very first comment from all over knowing the game. Every cry and demand to get through actual points of the matter now in vein and the Bunch of Jokers did exactly the same, they are known for. I’ll feel really surprised, if we could found anything good for the game itself from this frustrating dictatorship, which is keen to hear only those voices, which suit them.
Notices to Tendulkar and Yuvraj, if they come to speak against the man, who upsets the team’s rhythm more than anything else …. But could anyone please remind me any notices to selectors themselves, when someone heading the jokers says that he will not let a man in, till he is on the seat like Indian Team is his personal property, when someone says that we don’t have any talent outside the pool of few players? Nothing commentable ….. Not even a single instance. They are deciding like they have done anything right for the game (?). Have they done anything on their part?
It was a very late stance to call for former living legends to sit and talk about the cricket, but now it seemed that everything was a formality. They have to hear voices of Chandu Borde kind of people (I pardon, I don’t really know that the man has done anything to taste sweet) and no one will answer that why one of the most brightest mark of recent time Ajit Wadekar was left out of discussion.
Yes!!! We admit that we are not great specialist sort of persons, can’t judge crucial details from our drawing rooms, but are there any section of society, who could say that they were unable to feel the cheer, joy and aggression, which was flowing in air with old regime Dalmia-Wright-Ganguly. People will kept giving positives from Dravid but I’ll never feel myself convinced that current regime ever doing something good for cricket, rather than thinking about their profits and political equations. I might be coming like some kind of devil’s advocate, but keep my words, Indian Cricket is going to pay more for these decisions and current regime and just this world was not enough.
Brian Lara has similar regards in West Indies cricket, as Sachin do here. For both of them, it’s not something just related to money and fame, but it’s related to their self pride and for others it’s about atmosphere at their workplace.
I want to ask all elegant working young people just one thing; do you think our bosses have every right over our lives, even when our jobs strictly depend on performance? It is going to horrible for Indian Cricket, if few players come out to raise voices against it, despite of clear consequences in current dictatorship, but put yourselves and your jobs in the same scenario and ask do they have any choice?
People talking about the concentrations of player being diverted due to Ads, must take concern of many other things. There are many other means to distract someone and some of them are insecurity, unfamiliar atmosphere and weakening bonds with the work itself, when you are forced to do the things against your will with any proper justification.
Any working person work for around 280 day in a year (even in case of defense services) and any employer could do anything with these days only, not after that. Even the biggest campaigns haven’t eaten up more than 25 days from any of the players. Could anyone ask BCCI members to tell, are they doing a full time job for cricket? Sharad Pawar, Rajiv Shukla …. I need not to say. I am not playing a blame game or advocating someone, but you are not the right person to feel, what the living legends from Team India might be feeling after knowing that they have lost their last chance to make it, even after being best in a way. Whole of BCCI members will move on, but players will be left with the pain and their voices will remained unheard.
We won 1983 with an aggression riding over Kapil; we almost made it in 2003 with Sourav. There was a difference between these two and other skippers. Close your eyes and think where Rahul-n-Shastri stand, when we rate them on the scale of aggression? Keep on preparing a team with young guns without establishing emotional contacts with them, just keep on …. I just could hope that ‘Blue’ may unite of all of them in one string.
I was waiting for the decision to put Sourav out of Team India after all this, like they were waiting for just an excuse to do the same. It was almost the obvious in the same manner; they did with Dalmia (legal cases against him). Like I already mentioned, I was not expecting that anyone else than Dravid will be skipper, not because we don’t have a choice, but because it hurts personal egos and seemed to be stepping back to few crown holders (of their own). They even moved a step ahead asking Chappell to be remained associated …. Do you even think that somebody is taking concerns of public?
When coming to positives, then I really have gone through a few portions of new contracts as glimpses are coming out via media and could say that it’s really encouraging to the performers, retainer-ship fee is most welcome and eagerly awaited step and theoretically we should expect better results from Team India, but ……
At the end, I just wanted to take attention of every one of you over something just next to us. Could you read words between the lines?
For people, who were not watching cricket and things around it, I want to remind you all a similar instance in last few years, which was with West Indies Cricket on an exactly similar contract issue, from which West Indies Cricket just recovered few months back. Even then we watched them struggling all over World Cup 2007 and probably expecting a tragic departure on their home ground. This all because all the controversies, they got permanent cracks inside the players themselves and team was not able to be united in just few months. Are we up to the same? Or the damage already has been done?
Although I am binding the present article in a hurry, but sure in later part, I’ll try to find positives from the scenario (which are sure here in plenty) ……