It is not more than 10 days, when I was debating with a close friend of mine over the veracity of the results in Indian Premier League. My argument had the backing of a message I had read in someone’s cell phone informing about the ongoing odds for the particular teams playing on that day. A great fan of cricket and literally a worshipper of India’s Greatest Captain M.S.Dhoni I just laughed at the message and ignored it. Later when the match got over I suddenly realized that the results were in conformity with the results in the message.
At that point of time a cataract of thoughts hit me and soon I was made to believe that there is something fishy about it.
Today, like one another day of 2012 which is well remembered due to the Infamous-5, three players were arrested for Spot Fixing. A towel was used for such causes was never known to many of us. The wrists watch matter more to a bowler than his economy rate was also concealed till date. A billion eyes have a watch on this game of cricket. Cricket-a religion. Some players turn out to be profane and the sanctity of the game is lost. These players who were convicted were performing good for their team and moreover they were lead by a Gentleman who is revered by each and every person related to the sport. They not only denigrated the team’s appellation but also raised a question on their Captain’s image. He must have never thought that his efforts will meet this fate.
One amongst the held, has been a contributor to the world cup winning team. A grade B player on the BCCIs contract list with a whooping salary of almost 50 lacs and earnings from endorsements turned greedy and ended up ruining his career. A life ban on him is suggested by Sourav Ganguly and other great names related to cricket. Moreover, this guy was the liaison between the bookie and the two other players, which again brings into question his learning capabilities and what he learned throughout these years being with some senior players and also his performances in the International matches he played.
It is possible that a few more names can come up if the police dive deep into the case. Mr.Rajiv Shukla has gone underground and Mr.Lalit Modi (the father of IPL) is trying to seek justice on twitter by raising questions on the policies then and now.
All in all, these facts lead to a common doubt in the minds of the common man – Are they really playing for their country? Are they motivated just by self-interest? A cynical mind has already started developing and in the days to come IPL is surely going to lose its shine.
The current season was doing pretty well till date but now every player will be watched closely by the spectators and every match result will not give the satisfaction as it did before.
If money keeps flowing like a river within the links of the game, such incidents will recur. We should not forget that the game has got a few ones associated with it who are considered to be GOD by their followers. And the day they lose faith in their GODs, they will surely lose faith in the Religion …
A so called Gentleman’s game has turned into a Venal-animal’s game – Indian Phixed League… !
Its my Methods Engg paper tomorrow. Mind is going through all sorts of thought about post graduation rather than being worried about tomorrow. I dont know whether it is said or not but I have learnt that you got to take better care of your immediate tomorrow to see your future taking care of you. It has always been a dream and still is to go to The United States of America. Two papers to go and this boy who grew with his mother and father in the same flat would enter the last year if his under graduate studies. Yes the final year. Fourth year. Time has come to decide what I have to do in the days to come. Time has come to make myself realise that this is not the end. That there are few more years of books and professors, but no more in this country. You have to get out of here. Be what and where you always wanted to be.
A small dream wakes me up every night.. I want to soon board my dream flight.. I will never be a traitor to my Nation.. For a few pieces of my Life.. USA is my destination… !!
Paper got over a few mins ago. But you cannot go home just like that. U got to wait for some people. Some with whom you love to be. Some who make you smile. Some who treat you well. But this time when you need to wait for them to come is super difficult to be spent alone. Especially when you have no one around. When you are sitting alone, staring at that door which will soon let the person come out. The paper was good. Didnt get to study much yesterday and the reason is Kai Po Che. A well crafted movie based on the bestseller by Chetan Bhagat. I wonder what could be the three mistakes of my life. 8 more minutes to go. And no words left now to be written. Better I stop writing and check the score of the religion Cricket. Adieu.
Since last one week I have inculcated this habit of waking up early in the morning. 6:30 am sharp. The reason being my new routine. The new timing for college and a new workout schedule at the gym. But it feels good as I can test myself this way about whether I can adjust qith a new way or not. Moreover, I am then free in the evening hours. Well I miss both of them in the gym for sure. But this is how it is. You cannot get everything.
To gain you have to lose. But i dont want to gain anything except courage to lose this bulge !!
A burglar.. a rapist.. a corrupt person.. whoever it is.. we seek help of these special people.. or so called special people.. POLICE.. Dial 100 and they assure help from their side.. my case is none of the above.. I have to get my passport documents verified and being an Indian and living in my own country I am waiting for more than a month now and still no call from any officials about the process. So U decided to seek the police station to know what the matter is. Coming here for the second time in my life on the same day and still dont know where this officer is. They said he will b back in 2 hours and now when I am here, they say he must have gone for a smoke. They dont feel shy at all telling a youngster about how their work culture is. The ambience is too good to die in a few days due to the ever stinking toilet. The officials have a super idiotic face with no worries or work to do. Helmets required while Lathi Charge have turned brown from green due to dust. Any moment any damn person can enter and shoot you , which is a sign of horribly degraded security.
No matter how much public criticizes them. No matter how many times they get suspended or offended. No matter what their reputation is. They will always continue to be the same.
Hats off to this kind of a force.
Thanks.. but I can protect myself better than you.
The clock is ticking but his cigarette is not ready to get over it seems.
Irritating when a third party restricts you from achieving what you want to.
Hoping for a better India..
I am sorry.. I am praying for a better India..
The longest semester 5th semester finally ended on 18th of this month and the shortest semester is going to start today i.e. 21st of January 2013. Well, new subjects no theories new events will surely mark the beginning of this session and I hope that this one also proves out to be a good one. Theory based subjects are going to attack us. I am pretty sure that as always I will pull them off as well. With the new session a new routine awaits me. Gym in the morning as the college timings have changed. A proper healthy diet to get a bit lean and a changed workout are going to accompany me for a few weeks. New and happening events at IIIE and a few more reasons to fight with loved ones all are waiting their turn. Just a small prayer before i go to bed – ohh.. no.. m sleepy.. bettr if i doze off.
Thank you GOD..