One Tight Slap!

Indian cricket has always been colorful – the glam, the girls, the money, the fans, the poor performances and finally, the controversies. Cricket was known to be a gentleman’s game, and over the years, has become more a Man’s Game. The match-fixing controversies that plagued Indian cricket is still reverberating in the heads of all the die-hard followers of the game. Just when the dust seemed to have settled, the Einsteins at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) agreed to the ridiculous Indian Premier League (IPL), and killed what was left of Indian Cricket’s hope.

All right, I know the saying: If you can’t beat them, join them! Fine, I agree, I live in a cricket crazy country and I’m somewhat of a die-hard fan myself. So, I went ahead and watched a few matches in the IPL. And when I was thinking that it probably is not a bad idea to have players from all over the world, mixing with each other, playing with each other, sharing their experience and thoughts and ideas, the idiot-child Harbhajan Singh throws every ounce of shame out the window and slaps Sreesanth in the middle of the ground!!

Correct me if I’m wrong, but aren’t players on the same team supposed to at least pretend to like each other? Say and do whatever you want to them in the dressing rooms, but not on the field, in the open, in the era of long tom cameras and satellites that can see every hair on your neck! I was shocked and disgusted by the incident! In a country like mine, where cricket is not just a sport but a religion, players acting in such an indignant manner is unacceptable. Suspending Harbhajan was perhaps the best thing to do.

He has always been an idiot-child, getting into unwanted troubles and being more verbal than sportive. I think its time the BCCI woke up to the ground realities happening around them and stop concentrating on those sexy cheerleaders – Indian Cricket is dying, and the players are getting more and more self-centered everyday. Idiot-child is barely 24 and already a millionaire thrice over, so what can we expect? Keep him in check or throw him out!

I want Indian Cricket to be revived! Enough glamor, enough showing off wealth. Let’s play some cricket, and for once, play it in the spirit of the game.

Published by Nikhil

Nikhil Kumar lives in Bangalore with his wife and their stuffed dog. They are both advertising professionals and lead very exciting lives on the streets, dodging traffic. Their fridge is filled with cans of Diet Coke and their water heater doesn't work. He doesn't smoke (up) anymore.

10 thoughts on “One Tight Slap!

  1. @ Yaake- IPL is all business. Its not in the right spirit of game. I am totally against it. Do you know Sharukh Khan and a UK company are coming up with a campaign to legalize betting in India? Do they even know what consequences its gonna have on public. I have started hating Shahrukh-he has lost his demeanour. He has gone larger than life and he should remember lthings explode really fast!

  2. i had similar feeling when they had announced the IPL ,i w2anted the old inidan cricket but then as the tpournament started i starte liking …not because of the glamour girls and money..but because the players were plying it hard although this was not beleived to be serious cricket..
    anyhow harbhanjan has remained in controversy whether its IPL or indina tour to austrlaia πŸ˜› its a shame that he has slapped his fellow cricketer.
    and now he has been bnaned for 1 matched which i feel is quite a reasonable pnishment…

    oifftopic : got ur book today morning … rad first few pages liked oit very much …have exams now till 8th so will write book revoiew then,,, πŸ˜‰
    thanks for the copy ..

  3. @radesh
    Good one! πŸ™‚

    I hate him too! He’s in every ad on TV now..!! Grr… The higher he climbs, the harder he’ll fall!! πŸ˜€

    Touche`! I want that freak banned for life too! And as for the book, you’re welcome! πŸ™‚

  4. dude, are u serious cricket is a game? i think it ceased being that long time back man. its just a bloody joke.
    where s the famous team spirit man? our players fail to understand anything at all. all of them, they such big time. they just play for themselves. look at rahul dravid. loser. big time.
    look sourav ganguly. dodo, was happy when he got rahul out for almost nothing in the ipl first match. wow!!! i agree, they were in the opponents, but then wtf!!! u could actually see a smile on ganguly s face.
    the list goes on and on.
    its time they renamed cricket to “stupid affairs”!!! lol.

  5. What is cricket? never heard of it!!! πŸ˜› Who is Harbhajan? Why so fuss about him? Is he a porn-star? πŸ˜€

  6. @chucks
    No comment.. You basically took all the words out of me! πŸ˜€

    yeah man, he’s a big porn star… you didn’t know??

  7. Firstly,cricket is so infested in the entire country that it turns me off these days !

    also,this slapping incident is blown fifty times out of proportion,thanks to our press wale πŸ™‚
    i am beginning to feel cricket lovers will be the next scheduled caste in this country πŸ™‚

    no offense intended pls…

  8. @Meghana
    None taken… I know what you mean and sometimes I feel the same!! πŸ˜€

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