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Monday, March 20, 2006

Up down, NEXT!

For reasons not very known to me, cricket never interested me. My knowledge, or rather the lack of it was even more infuriated by the craze hoverin' around.

However recently, the mass jeerin' of Sachin irritated the hell outta me. I'm not a fan of him, heck 'm not a fan of anyone. I was irritated at the way the people (Is it just the Indians or the humans in universal perspective) act.

There was a time when Sourav Ganguly was on the top. God was worshipped for his success, and the whole nation roared when he scored the winnin' sixes. But then, he was caught up, caught up by other humans, for reasons I dunno nor I cared for. His brands - Hero Honda, Pepsi, Tata Indicom and a couple of others hid behind the bushes hopin' no one 'd remember that he endorsed them.

Comin' next was Sachin Tendulkar, the short guy with long list of records, and needless to mention endorsements (again!). He was crowned like a prince of England (or since he is short, Napoleon of France). Gifted a Ferrari, wow! called by Don Bradman (wasn't he?, and excuse me if the name is wrong), appreciated by the President of the neighbourin' country (easy guess who) and endorsement packages enough to fill a buffaloe's stomach. The pride of the nation. I know a person who changed his biscuit brand because of him!

And now its Rahul Dravid, the Hutch guy, also endorsin' Pepsi, Reebok, Bank of Baroda, Britannia, Castrol and a couple others. He's said to be the best captain India had in last few years and best walkin' wall batsman in the whole world. Whole India seems to be crazy 'bout him. The guy with a smile stuck to his face like a jelly belly, humble and polite, sweet, simply amazin'. Whatever!

He's different, you'd say. So were all the others. He plays game for the love of it. Tell me one batsman who said he played for the endorsements.

Personally, I've nothin' against him. I like him as a person, however my point is how long before he'd be pulled back to earth. The funny thin' is all the above batsman flew very high, and they did fall like a 747 'd didn't they.

The question is not if but when he'd be pulled by his teeth.

Irrespective, isn't cricket supposed to be a game?


  • 1st !!

    By Blogger ~*. D E E P A .* ~, at March 21, 2006 11:16 AM  

  • what abt Amitabh Bachchan then ?

    By Blogger ~*. D E E P A .* ~, at March 21, 2006 11:17 AM  

  • everything is a game until they invented money. They used to win food and err women in ancient times...

    By Blogger Ghost Particle, at March 21, 2006 3:58 PM  

  • http://delphax.free.fr/CalvinHobbes/..check out calvin n hobbes strips.simply amazin'

    By Blogger The Xorcist...!!!, at March 21, 2006 8:51 PM  

  • Click on the icons e.g 1985.rar etc.
    Enjoy n Study

    By Blogger The Xorcist...!!!, at March 21, 2006 8:52 PM  

  • neva been a cricket fan

    By Blogger Michelle, at March 22, 2006 12:36 PM  

  • Hey Deepa, Amitabh is a legend of his own, and yes the world jeered at him bigtime, remember the ABCL fiasco, that's a different thing he rose from the ashes, like a phoenix

    Ghost, don't tempt me, 'm sure they had some women for the loosin' team also, he he

    LOST, thanks for them, they are A M A Z I N G ! ! ! Ask me, anyway, anyone giftin' me one of the calvin' and hobbes series book?

    Michelle, good girl, its waste of time isn't it? And just look at the way your name appears, fascinatin'

    By Blogger Gates, at March 22, 2006 1:29 PM  

  • One thing,people outside india knows SACHIN than they know about Gandhi or any other great so called man made figures India has ever seen.
    if he or anyother player gets money for all the endorsements and if ur jealous or feels cheated; sorry to say that's how world works today.
    they are better known or worshipped than many other things around or existed.
    if one being against something doesn't mean the whole world has to do so,u r aginst but i'm for it and let me tell you it takes a life time to make a good fortune "i mean GOOD" not the easy money and Sachin's one of those clean images who makes money for what he does; so don't worry people get to know Pepsi and adidas after these guys came up and of course if not them some other personality.
    so my point is SACHIN TENDULKAR rocks and whatever be the case he is not going to see an exit like many others had even if he slumps to the bottom because to stay in the scene for 16 years.......means there is none next to him
    thank you

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 23, 2006 9:48 AM  

  • O Anon, et Sachin lover, didn't intend to hurt your feelin' ;-) It was a general observation and 'm certainly not tellin' that Sachin's some sorta jerk, and I won't bother to call him so even if he is.

    The point in case was the ups and downs people go thru, and Sachin is no exception.

    By Blogger Gates, at March 23, 2006 5:22 PM  

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