enough said about advertisements. i should now be rightfully claiming the title of an advertisement critique. anyway, we have a lot of time to talk about advertisements. lets now shift our focus to something more important.
yes, now as soon as the term cricket is read, more than half of the readers will jump in excitement and the rest will make faces because i am not writing about hockey. But to be honest, i am writing about sports in general. writing Cricket was only to catch attention. yes in media schools we were taught to write catchy, attractive headlines that would make heads turns and persuade the reader to go through the story. that’s what i did. m sorry. blame my education (;p)
alright so i was talking about sports. i recently saw paan singh tomer and realised what Indian sportsmen are like. they are just simple people doing a job and playing for their nation. they are not people who take it as a mere vocation. they play in international sports while they fight with hardships at their home and at their training sessions. they are people who fight against all odds and still come up with medals. what breaks my heart is that they are not projected as national heroes.
now they also ask me why do i not talk about cricketers when i say ‘sportsmen’? well because they are ‘cricketers’ and in this nation ‘cricketers’ is an altogether different breed from ‘sportsmen’. cricketers have to do a hell lot of work. they have to play for their national teams, then the teams that ‘buy’ them in auctions and then they have to advertise on television, attend parties and everything else. i do not blame cricket or cricketers anyway, it is their lifestyle. it is their need.