Half empty or half full?

As expected (especially after loosing to Bangladesh), loosing to Sri Lanka followed! Here is my "half full" perspective:
  • Cola companies would probably rethink about their strategy - ads. showing cricketers morphing to tigers?. Good joke!
  • Cricket (for that matter most sports) is for youngsters. If a team member is 30+, he should probably retire - unless if he is a super performer today! - past glory (?) is immaterial. I hope there will be some pressure at home.
  • TV channels would probably show other interesting things. Cricket "experts" everywhere... pre/post-match analysis... voting on everything by SMS... come on, cricket is not the only thing in the world. Viewers deserve better than that. I hope channels will get the message soon [and switch to focus on celebrity marriage/divorce instead ? :-) ]
  • Last but not the least: due to timezone difference, I had to be awake from 7.00 PM to 3.00 AM to watch matches. Now, I can have sound sleep in the coming days (may be just watch the highlights of good games like SA vs Aussies).
Comments:

People should refrain from giving the undue importance and also should realize that its just a game. As long as our mindset doesn't change cola companies, media outlets will show cricketers as heroes. I still remember Kapil's Boost ad which makes sense in hind sight "Boost is the secret of my energy". As you said, today's ads featuring cricketers are jokes. 3/4th or more of the fans will forget this loss by the time when the next series begins.

Posted by Sivakanth Mundru on March 24, 2007 at 07:49 PM IST #

Hi Sivakanth Mundru: I totally agree with you! Yes, viewers should recognize that it is just a game -- not just when the team looses even the team wins! Avoid making heros/gods out of sports (or movies - especially in south India). Of course, public memory is very short -- be it in politics or cricket. When the next series starts folks will be ready with posters and "experts" would occupy TV time.

Posted by A. Sundararajan on March 25, 2007 at 05:48 AM IST #

To see a brighter side of it, at least India's janta is back to work. Surely a great favor to India and its economy. :)

Posted by Prats on March 26, 2007 at 08:17 AM IST #

Has anyone ever heard of the story of a fox who went to eat grapes?

Posted by Lahiru Abeydeera on March 26, 2007 at 10:04 AM IST #

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