Sep 27, 2007

Hockey, the poor sibling of Cricket!

Chak De India releases.
Some life is instilled into the lost sport called Hockey which incidentally is our national game too. India wins the Asia cup and atleast now people are aware. Media gives some coverage to the game.

India wins the T-20 world cup in Cricket.
Hockey is sidelined again. Cricket hijacks the song, the star (Shah Rukh) and even the mood!

No, I am not against the game of cricket. Infact I am not a sports person at all.
Its the treatment meted out to the hockey players that I feel sorry for. While the cricket heroes have been assured of lakhs, flats, cars and what not, the hockey heroes were apparently not even sent a congratulatory message by our dear politicians. Please read this for details.

Agreed that cricket is more popular a game but then the least that can be done is to keep politics out of it. Public may support one game over the other but why is the government interfering? If the cricketeers need money and encouragement, so do our hockey players.
I only wish hockey isnt given the stepmotherly treatment that it is being subjected to.


Lavs September 27, 2007 at 6:34 PM  

I just had wanted to write about this!!I quite so agree with you on the stepmotherly treatment given to other sports. why rain crores on cricketers..they are about to be quashed by aussies in the upcoming series.btw, you have been tagged

~nm September 28, 2007 at 9:01 AM  

I never knew this but now I do think its wrong. As lavs said, this step motherly treatment should stop now. it has gone on for too long!!

Timepass September 28, 2007 at 3:10 PM  

Mission Accomplished (Tag completed)

Parul September 28, 2007 at 7:31 PM  

True! now lets watch the younsters rake in the moolah. ironically, SRK did as much for 20-20 by appearing for that one match as he did for hockey/women's sport with CDI.

WhatsInAName September 28, 2007 at 9:12 PM  

Lavs :
Hmm you are right. Dhoni better make his house stronger heheheh before he gets stoned!!!
Thanks, will take up the tag, dear :)

Yes, it has. Hope our government wakes up soon

That was quick, girl! Well done :)

yeah, time for the cricketeersto concentrate on modelling now :D

Kajal September 29, 2007 at 6:19 AM  

When India won the T20 world cup in cricket we all staff member in my work place celebrate very nicely whole day........I believe that not think to much just enjoy the game which you like it.:)))

Usha October 1, 2007 at 1:48 PM  

Not just Hockey - every other came that is not cricket. It is disgusting.

dame's diary October 6, 2007 at 4:36 PM  

It's hard to change the mindset of cricket-crazed nation!!

KP October 10, 2007 at 8:05 PM  

nice post....lets all start watching hockey chall we? nobody wants to do that....we`ll want to just show sympathy...nothing will is here too stay forever..poor hockey is done!

Lavs October 15, 2007 at 3:04 PM  

Its been a long time since we all heard from you. Hope everything is alright!

WhatsInAName October 16, 2007 at 11:12 AM  

Usha /Dame : Good to know you agree with me :)

Kajal /KP : I am certainly not against cricket. Its just the way politicians glorify the cricketeers for their own benefit, that bugs me. Thanks for sharing your thoughts :)

Lavs : Thank you so much for the concern. Had been slightly caught up due to FIL being hospitalised and then Navratri now. Will be beck soon :)

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