Thursday, January 17, 2008

Cricket Fiasco

There is a lot of hue and cry over the drama that enacted out of the Sydney Test. India lost the match. People in India at large were aghast and felt cheated by the way Ausie players and the Umpires had behaved on the field. BCCI chief Sharad Pawar and his coterie, though late, but could feel the pulse of the masses and were buoyed up. Rajiv Shukla, the portly omnipotent spokesperson of BCCI, immediately surfaced on the screen, time and again, to rant and chant all false promises, viz. "we would appeal in favour of Harbhajan to ICC", "umpire Bucknoor must be dropped from the remaining series of India-Australia Tests", "Brad Hogg has intimated Kumble and Dhoni on the ground and so a case would be registered against Hogg before ICC", "Indian Team would not move out of Sydney until suitable decisions come in favour of India", so much, so forth.

A week passed by. On the eve of Ponting-Kumble meeting before the Perth Test, Indian captain Anil Kumble withdrew the cases against Hogg. On the same day, BCCI green signaled Team India to forge ahead. However, in the same evening, Aussie captain Ponting ruefully condescended by reminding that India would now have to face the ferocity of their speedstar Lee and Taut to save their skin and bones, as the pitch favours the pace attack.

Peace was laid down. Though it hurts, but the truth is, even outside the field, India lost to Australia. What is the outcome then? In nutshell, India cowed down meekly, when the whole nation stood defiantly to challenge the rough behaviour of Australian players and the biased umpiring. The Nation looked upon its leader, the BCCI, to take the lead, which in turn dumped them. The Test Match in Perth has resumed. So, has the real face of our leadership in the BCCI unveiled once again? What a shame!


Blogger Gautam Marwaha said...

this is your first comment so congrats..
thanks for hosting a blog on politics.. myself wanted to do that for quite some time..
so could we have a debate on foreign, rather more specifically Indian foreign Policy.. i firmly believe that the international political field calls for a greater degree of awareness in this regard..

January 25, 2008 at 8:27 AM  
Blogger Gautam Marwaha said...

Indian government has its own portal where it publishes the foreign policy matters pursued by the administrative setup. am sending the links for the same.
also the following website has inputs on the global political scene by analysts expert in the field..

January 25, 2008 at 9:06 AM  

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