Sunday, March 04, 2007
Dream A Dream
Finally, the Cricket World Cup is going to start. In India, one will find a lot of ppl saying that they don't really care whether India wins or not, infact they wil abuse cricket and say that the game is taking our country down :-D But, you will find them trying to ask the score now and then :-)
Anyways, it is very difficult for me to rationally analyze our chances. I may or may not believe in the concept of nationality, I may disagree with the concept of patriotism being attached to supporting any particular sporting team but I can't ignore the fact that a win for India makes the world a better place to live for that moment. One sees more smiles around after a victory in an important match. I may dislike Dhoni's technique but I can't but applaud when he unleashes his famous whip on the hapless bowlers. One will ask why Pathan is in the team but will be the first to applaud when he gets the swing going and make the batsmen dance. Anil Kumble's inclusion in the team in place of Powar can be questioned but not his commitment. Sehwag's temperament may be doubted but not his talent.
We can just hope that the guys play well over there and try not to get whipped. Anyways, I will end my incoherent rambling with one of my favorite Al Pacino's monologue from 'Any Given Sunday'.