September 2, 2008
Honeymoon with Olympic sports short-lived
Past one month has rarely seen the Indians celebrating and shouting for boxers and shooters rather than cricketers. Yes, the medals of the Olympic Games by Avinav Bindra and Vijender Kumar etc have really made us proud.
Especially the performance by Avinav Bindra should be given kudos and media from every corners of our country flashed this young lad from Chandigarh. To be honest, Bindra’s gold medal is surely something that will be cherished for a long time to come.
But more importantly what this man had said after winning medal is like an eye-opener for us. This man has fearlessly said that there is something wrong in our whole infrastructure this is not only sad but indeed frustrating to see that having 120 crores of population, we are unable to win even 10 medals.
But yes, as long as the worship and focus will remain only in cricket, the things don’t seem to be changing because we have been these things for a long time. Still Olympic Games look fed compare to the glamor and glitter of cricket.