Thursday, April 26, 2007

All Day I Dream About Sports!

Well i definitely do.. And thats the very reason i am writing this post as i couldnt think of anything other than sport to write on! Sigh!

As a youngster, i believe most of us who were actively involved any particular sport fantasized to pursue it as a career and dream of being a part of world cup winning team(In case of Cricket), A Grand slam triumph (in case of tennis) etc etc.. But how many of us succeed in our dreams?? Well we all know the answer..This definitely being in the context of Indian sport.. And yes, its a harsh reality.. Most of us go on to become engineers or doctors without being sure whether we like it or not..

Yes we definitely have the system to be blamed.. (It is debatable indeed!) How many sports other than Cricket is encouraged in this country?? Even if they are, definitely not as much as cricket.
We bask in the glory of one Leander Paes or a Mahesh Bhupathi or a PT Usha (who came close to winning a bronze medal at Olympics but never did) , as there have been very few and reason the same -Not enough for such sports.. If you ask me, i know only one Indian footballer from India - Baichung Bhutia.. Thats all.. Isnt that sad? Hockey - India's national game is just fading away and the fact that i am mentioning it so late in this article says it all.. It doesnt come to one's mind first up inspite of being a national sport!! How ironic is that??

I cant think of any Indian doing a “Goran” act.. A feat Goran Ivanisevic achieved after winning the Wimbledon 2001 (which was his only dream after reaching the finals of the All England Championships thrice but not winning it). Only thing I can say to any Indian sportsperson is : “Be Goran”!

Sport, which can bring so much of competitive spirit in a person and which can be reflected in other day to day activities, sadly doesnt find much encouragement in this country.. Unless some major steps are taken in this regard, the casualities(the ones who fail to pursue a career in sport) are only gonna soar up over the time..

So the moral of the story : People wake up.. Instead of sitting in an air conditioned corporate office and developing a paunch over a period of time.. Please wake up and pursue your dream.. Well here its sport all the way ;-). I would like to reiterate for all those sports fanatics – “Be Goran”.

12 comments:

abhishek parmar said...

First n foremost - What the hell does "Cognitive Dissonance" mean ?

Manoi said...

LOL..A state of Mental Conflict..

Manoi said...

Well you had two options to find it:
1. Google or Wikipedia
2. Siri Wikipedia
I guess you wouldnt have mind the second option(yes i am talking abt the roadi..pussy roadie!! ROFL!

irv said...

Korn has written a song "A.D.I.D.A.S" but they expand the acronym to "All Day I Dream About Sex",i think i associate more with them than ur post

Royden said...

I'm in cognituve dissonance regarding this topic...

The first part being
Dont blame the country for your shortcomings..

see the belgium and swiss..

as sirians who are avid viewers of the travel and living show"meet the neighbours" know very well what the belgium consider as sports(cigars smoking and bull crap literally!!!)..

and swiss are no better.

and the second part being...
yes our country doesnt back any sports during our school time.
so they are partly to be blamed..


so i guess i conclude that its a 80-20 thing..

80% passion from the person and 20% backing from the government...
like they say you never get any thing easy in life.

abhishek parmar said...

is this gonna be the only post tht you are ever gonna have on your blog..?

abhishek parmar said...

why the hell did u delete tht post of yours !

irv said...

wat post did he delete?

abhishek parmar said...

hahaha..

Boy was too embarrased to keep his post on the blog ! So..what i predicted is indeed true ! this is probably your first and last post !

Manoi said...

Fine i have posted the one which i deleted..GO on..

Madhavan said...

bala .. true da ..no indian can show the attitude which the Goran showed .. in fact Leander has defeated Goran on grass and has won Jr Wimbledon title never took singles seriously after the fame he got in doulbes..i am sure his dream is winning single Wimbledon title . But he gave up his passion for glory . this ,unfortunately is the case with most of the indians

irv said...

abhishek parmar said...

hahaha..

Boy was too embarrased to keep his post on the blog ! So..what i predicted is indeed true ! this is probably your first and last post !

Bo rai was rt,this is the last post looks like on ur blog