Fed Up Of Cricket… It’s Not Done Yet

Posted: May 3, 2014 by Ankur in Contest, Writes...
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Why this article today? What prompted me to write about my love for cricket. These thoughts have been in my mind for very long but why i decided to put them on paper. Let me tell you why. Its because i am fed up of reading articles on why Dhoni should resign, why team india is nothing without Sachin, Dravid, Laxman and Ganguly. How Indian cricket is slowly dying! This weekend we had a chance of winning our first overseas test in 3 years. But we couldn’t win it. Because McCullum’s 300 made sure it didn’t happen. This led to a barrage of articles on Dhoni’s defensive captaincy and his relations with the BCCI president N Srinivasan. The formation of Big 3 has miffed a lot of people. And Srinivasan being made the President of ICC has only added fuel to the fire. But guys if you are angry at the management please don’t take it out on the players. I have seen people tweeting India deserved to loose because of their stance on DRS( (cough *Ashes* cough). Yes i understand if Any other captain had so many overseas loses he would have been sacked. But then that captain must not have been the most experienced player in that side at that moment.

Giving the captaincy to Kohli or Pujara is not that great idea it is being made to. Let them captain in India but don’t expect that Overseas. I started watching cricket during the England tour of India in 2012-13 i haven’t seen the glorious times everyone keeps talking about. I have never seen India win a match in another country but i have seen them reducing Australia to 4-0 when they came to India. I haven’t seen Saurav Ganguly pulling off his shirt and cheering when Yuvraj Singh and Kaif made sure India win the Natwest Series but i have seen MSD dancing like a school girl on winning the Champions Trophy. I haven’t seen VVS Laxman make the glorious 281 batting with the tail but i have seen Dhoni make 224 against Australia with Bhuvaneshwa r Kumar for company in the scorching heat of Chennai. I haven’t seen Sachin Tendulkar’s famous Sharjah innings but Virat Kohli chasing 345 in under 45 overs is kind of making sure i don’t miss anything. I haven’t seen Rahul Dravid’s famous Adelaide innings but when opposition captains talk about Pujara being able to play for days, that gives me hope. I may have missed Virender Sehwag playing Test Cricket like it was T20 but i was there in the stadium when Shikhar Dhawan made his debut.

And let me tell that was SOMETHING! Nearly All legends retired before i started following cricket but i have seen even grown men cry when SRT retired. I know these are tough times being an Indian fan but instead of calling for the resignation of our players, let us just support them. The team is in transition. These are testing times. The golden time of good old days will definitely come back one day. Till then hope for the best and sing “hum honge kamyab ek din!”

Swati Garg

ITM University, Gurgaon

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