These are just random ramblings and things I never am able to figure out at times…..
1.) Sports are always on the last page of a news paper… they used to come in the last 15 minutes of news in Doordarshan days… and shouldnt they stay that way… ! Its sport isn’t it ??
Wonder when will these 24 hours new channels please leave the sport and sporting controversies alone, I can understand a foreign media going after our captain on controversial issues and making life difficult for him. But when your own country’s media goes hell for leather behind your own teams captain while a world cup is on is beyond me….
Please report what happens on the field and leave the sports coverage to the last 15 minutes of the news programme and the last page of the news paper. Please !
2.) Is it India v/s Australia ?
Fail to understand how a few drunken lunatics who abused a couple of dark skinned Indians physically has become such an issue ?? Thanks to our ever present news channels, over enthusiastic journalists a crime instead of being treated like a crime has become a racial issue. They have termed the whole country of Australia as RACIST … the whole issue has been so badly blown out of proportions that it threatens to leave a scar forever !!! I dont see the problem subsiding but escalating…. !! ( which is most scary, I have friends there for god sake ! )
Just learnt that yesterday an Australian was stabbed by two dark skinned fellows. I just hope sanity prevails !!
Seems we are not the only country who has problems with lunatics… !
3.) Monkey gate too late but nevertheless….
All of us know about the Sydney Test Match and the Harbhajan & Symonds love for each other…. I didnt have a blog then so never could write anything on it…
But please try and explain to me
An Indian player (considered black ) calls an Australian player who has aboriginal ancestors ( considered black ) a Monkey !
In short a black guy calls a black guy a MONKEY and it is racial abuse ??? Ha Ha Ha…. just Imagine !!!! the biggest joke was if Harbhajan said, ” Teri Maa ki… ” its fair…. !!!!!!!! (I am not saying this… ICC is !!!! )
second point to be noted… we Indians keep calling each other kutte, gadhe and bandar all the time… which makes us the biggest racist tribe in the history of mankind… !!!
the best statement in the whole controversy came from my favourite fast bowler… Micheal Holding
“I do not understand how this (monkey) is a racist term. The scientists say we all came from monkeys, so how can this be deemed racist?” the fast bowling legend said.
Talk of arguably the most abusing cricketing nation team shaking in its boots when it gets it back !!!!
( Frankly I never had problems with Australians abusing and I always thought and still believe that players dont have to smile and befriend each other as opponents to win you must use all means… ALL MEANS… and the Aussies used to do it and it took us 50 years to realise to give it back, thanks to Dada. The think that shocked me was the Aussies of all people went on to complain !!! This was shocking and yet so so satisfactory … those who gave it so much to others… just got the shock of their lives acting like whiners and complaining to match referees…. Symmo… be my guest !!! )
As they all say so often… common sense is the rarest of things in this world… !!