12 Apr 2008

Condemn the Criticizers

I am a kind of a person who enjoy watching all the games, so obviously I love watching cricket. At present India is playing against the Proteas after a short Australian tour. What I have been witnessing over the last year and a half is that people never hesitate to criticize our former Indian skipper Rahul Sarad Dravid. I really don understand why people come so hard at him. When Team India is in a comfortable winning position then there will surely be a buzz on Dravid's Strike rate. If it is the case where our team is in a position to kill the overs(bat out the time), we can see the experts along with banners in the crowd saying the wall should prevent us from defeat. Everyone knows that his style of batting is the same and he is a key player in the team in all the situations, remember he is the one who involved in a 326 run chase against the Carribeans under lights in a ODI.

How many cricketers has such a strong basics which this gentleman posses. If Indians take on the Aussies then we are sure of a drama on and off the field, can anyone point out such a situation which involved Dravid. Even the Little Master was accused of Match Fixing against Sri Lanka, but no one could get near this Engineer from Bangalore. Test Match is always played with a greater spirit and respect to the bowlers, but what is happening right now is that, people started to compare Test cricket with ODI and T20, but what people forget here is that the red leather swings for a longer period when compared with the white ball.

Everyone started to criticize this man and I was really shocked to see the statement which said "Did Dravid's Ton Hurt India", is it not shameful to talk like this. Modern cricket has the craze on people like, Sehwag, Yuvraj,Dhoni etc, but how many can put their money on these sort of players when it comes to reliability. I have seen so many matches where everyone will fail to score and Dravid alone will stand till the end as how Brian Lara used to do for the West Indies.

Finally I wanna say that, if you cant salute this great batsmen, better shut up rather putting him under scrutiny as he is the only star cricketer of India full of professionalism and without any controversy............




Cheers!!!!!

4 comments:

Ela said...

kaicha maram thaan kal adi padum inrathu theriyaatha enna?

Yayathy said...

@ Ela: You are absolutely right, but still it hurts when player of his caliber is put down...

vijay said...

Yaya:I totally agree with what you say.Dravid is the most glorious player that cricket has ever had..He is an absolute techician...But ,the one thing you are forgetting is,that people ned to change with time,they got to adopt to the current situations ....U cant rely upon dravid for a t20 game obviously...But that should not be the case...

Watsoever..If test cricket is THE PUREST FORM OF CRICKET....Then DRAVID is THE CRICKETER.

Yayathy said...

@Vijay: You are absolutely right that people need to change with time, but what has happened is that people started interrogating on the pace of his innings even in Test cricket...