What a sorry state of affairs for an event touted to be the biggest sporting event in India since the 1982 Asian games. Besides the infrastructure woes, the recent report of the CVC has put the entire organizing committee of the Commonwealth Games (CWG OC) in bad light.
Similar celebrities are created in financial services too, especially among fund managers and suddenly they vanish from limelight without much of a trace, especially when markets collapse like the way they did in 2008 and 2001.
The football World Cup fever has just caught up with me. For the first time, over this weekend, I managed to see three matches fully; sacrifices made by parents when children are cartoon network addicts is perhaps a common story in most homes.
A gentleman of the game, he has given us hours and hours of joy when he is on the field and maintained his poise on and off the field with his politeness, dignity and decency.
People talk about Dhoni because he is a cricketer who went on to play for country and win world cups. There are 4000 IITians from DAV and many more if you include India but there is only one Mahi.
My wife and I had a very interesting discussion with my 8-year old son. His question was what went wrong with the players; what is cheating and why do people do such things? It was not really easy explaining to him that greed makes people veer off the straight path.
Shoaib and Sachin’s confrontations are a part of cricketing folklore especially Shoaib’s devastating spell at Eden Gardens when with two consecutive deliveries he clean bowled the wall Rahul Dravid and unarguably the best batsman of this generation Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin returned the compliment in the World Cup in South Africa. Who can forget the slice over third man which went for a six? I strongly feel that Sunny Gavaskar and not Sachin is the best batsmen that India has ever produced.
Other games too should be given encouragement and motivation and only then we can become a sporting nation. Another career option for MSD after he hangs his boots and bats is to become Union Sports Minister
This blog is not about cricket but about forecasting. As Jim Morrison of Doors fame rightly said – Astrology is the most philosophical of all science.
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