Saturday, December 17, 2005

Let's move on, shall we?

I think most followers of Indian cricket would agree that the way Sourav Ganguly has been left out for the last test against Sri Lanka is bizarre. Various opinions have been proffered to as to the motives of the selectors, in particular the committee chairman Kiran More, as well as those of the coach. Some have even alluded to Rahul Dravid's involvement in a conspiracy (reminds me of Hillary Clinton's vast right-wing conspiracy theory). Anyhow, I'm not sure what or who it was exactly. Perhaps it was all orchestrated by Raj Singh Dungarpur - that's someone who gets my goat everytime he appears on TV and behaves as if he owns Indian cricket, so he gets my vote as the conspirator-in-chief. He was the Pawar camp's chief spokesperson to boot and seemed rabidly anti-Dalmiya, so he has all the credentials ;) But seriously, I'm shocked by the over-reaction about it all. C'mon people, we need to lighten up and let go. Yes, I'm pissed off as well, but do we really need this to be discussed in the Parliament, at the taxpayers' expense? Our leaders already put a premium on their (not ours) time, remember? I'm not surprised when there is a lot of ire among people in Kolkata/Bengal or anywhere else for that matter, but are Kolkatans really so worried about this? Methinks they need to rethink their priorities. And Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, Pranab Mukherjee and Somnath Chatterjee all need to rethink their priorities. We do have real life problems that are of far greater magnitude. The last thing Indian cricket needs is for the selection to be reversed under political pressure (although those who advocate it may say that has already happened). Now that would be a disaster. - NK


Blogger unsui said...

If Indian Crowd was that sensible? I am still awaiting some Atmadahan attempts when in past few supporters of politicians have done to express their solidarity towards their leader.As of now the people seem to be contented to Dahan Protima of More,Dravid,Chappell and Pawar.

I am awaiting another black magic on RD's tummy story make rounds in days to come :P

7:44 PM  
Anonymous Prasad said...

I'm more of saddend than any thing else to see that even experienced crickter being the chairman of selectors proving the old Mohinder Amarnath's words...

I'm not really bothered if Ganguly is in or out of Indian team as he is not a bad player in tests. Actually should be given few chances after the captaincy. Even if don't be given any chances there are enough youngsters who are equally or more talented in batting. So, if we strictly talk about cricket I don't care if Gangualy is in team or not.

11:52 PM  
Blogger Raj said...

Indian politicians have better things to do- at least they are turning towards the people with Ganguly's issue...otherwise those representatives are busy stuffing their boots.

8:03 AM  
Blogger shakester said...

thats the crazy part- the lurking feeling that this drama has more twists...ugh...

1:57 AM  
Blogger shakester said...

and, hello...:)

1:57 AM  
Blogger Gameboys said...

Unsui: yeah, I think Atmadahan attempts would really be par for the course!

prasad: When Ganguly was dropped for the SL series, I thought the selectors were justified, because he had to take the blame for the team's decline. It's just the way this was done.

Raj: Yes, well, once again they're shouting for the wrong reasons. Btw, apparently some fans' association (leftist thugs masquerading as some association) asked for Ganguly to be inducted into the Rajya Sabha! Ha Ha!

akr: Halloa, welcome back! I was really looking forward to that sticky post at the top of your blog go away. Nice break!

3:12 AM  
Blogger shakester said...

very nice break- and I am still struggling with the balancing act:)

6:53 PM  

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