Tuesday, April 05, 2005

How Indian Cricket Crowds Out All Else

BBC reports that Mahendra Dhoni, who was shaping up to be a solid football goal-keeper, was re-directed by his coach to play cricket.

Sure this turned out great for cricket, but what about the loss to Indian football? How many other kids have been similarly re-directed from other sports to cricket, yet have not risen to the exalted heights Mr. Dhoni has? What if they'd stayed true to their real passions -- there's at least a chance they could've risen like the Fijian Vijay Singh did in golf (do read his awsome story).

Indian Cricket has regrettably become poison to all other useful pursuits. It's even damaging our diplomacy.

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