Friday, March 23, 2007

Indian cricket: Naak kat gayee...Tendulkar's retirement...

naak kaT gayee...
sher hue Dher...
miTTii meN mil gayee saakh...
ballebaazoN ne ghuTne Teke...

These were the flashes, alerts and initial headlines on television as India lost to its second neighbour in a week, after Bangladesh, and the defeat to Sri Lanka took them out of the World Cup 2007.

I wonder what will be the headlines in the morning. Fans are angry, companies are upset for putting so much money, the spirits of the nation are low. First media generates hype an then demolishes the Heroes.

One guy says that Indian cricketers should be booked under IPC for hurting sentiments under sections 153 or 295 of IPC. Police case! Cricket is a religion in India, surely. Fans are truly feeling cheated, frustrated and blaming cricketers for earning millions but not delivering on field.

Another friend of mine, a fan of Tendulkar, was in tears and demands his retirement. Meanwhile, late night TV channels took reaction of people on street. One guy wished something really bad for Chappell. It was disgusting to hear. Star TV later apologised but its their fault by showing faces of Indian cricketers with the script 'Bharatiya Cricket ke Sharamnak Chehre'.

Hopefully, good sense will prevail and fans are not going on destruction spree, self-immolation bids or attacks on players and their houses. Let the media also learn from its mistake of creating such massive hype. Peace!

4 comments:

Krishna said...

It is very disturbing to see media make all this into a big drama and inflame passions. Cricket has become a big show in India, and hopefully this defeat will make people more realistic.

Thiru said...

yes, the media can easily demonise or pouplarise a team. and they exploit when the team looses or wins! pathetic fans who loose all the team - the media wins all the time!

Gaurav said...

Indian Media , specially numerous News channels are juvenile in the way they report news. I find it funny they way, specailly hindi new channels sensationalise even trivial events.

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Poons said...

India captain Rahul Dravid came down heavily on an Indian television channel on Friday and asked them to verify the facts before running stories.Read this: Angry Dravid slams TV channel

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