India loses a final match and you end up reading ridiculous updates on social network, which indicates, highlights, India’s sick mob mentality. Till yesterday, I was happy to live in a country with cricket fans who worshipped people like Sachin Tendulkar! Today I am disgusted to know that these aren’t cricket fans but spiteful fanatics! To add to the worsening situation that unnecessarily went against Yuvraj Singh, his residence was stone pelted.
People should rewind their heads and think of how Yuvraj Singh has played before and the kind of passionate, aggressive run-scorer he has been for the Indian team. In fact, Yuvraj is the one to have steered India to the World T20 Finals and also the 50-over World Cup with a spectacular performance! And where did all that go yesterday? Gone, Forgotten, Overlooked or simply failed to have been recalled? One bad match and the legendary cricketer loses it all? Out rightly ridiculous! There’s no sportsperson in this world who has always performed in crucial games!
If we look at the ICC World Cup T20 finale of 2014, Sri Lankan players put up an effortless play and they deserved to win! It was a painful inning to witness for Indian fans but turning to hooliganism was the last thing expected! Even India deserved to win, before the match had begun – they’d remained unbeaten throughout the tournament. But they probably forgot how a final match has to be played!
A player can’t see a ball passing from besides him and then he says: “Oh Shit! I missed it!”
A player has to run for his life to reach the ball crossing the boundary!
And those typical Indian misfields, and a dropped catch here and there!
And if Yuvraj was that vulnerable, blame Dhoni for sending him instead of Raina or going himself!
So the team is to blame and not only Yuvraj!
Singling out one player indicates how fanatic cricket fans turn! And if stone pelting was the punishment to non-performers, there have been non-performing or under-performing actors, television stars, politicians, governments and more. Have the balls to do that even once and then come speak of
To me Yuvraj is a true winner: who fought for his life and has come back to Indian cricket. He did showcased his capabilities in the match against Australia, in this tournament! All those who think they’re even capable of playing Gali Cricket after undergoing months of Chemotherapy sessions and taking stone pelting after under-performing, may remotely have the right to criticize this legend!
I reiterate my stand: Cricket fans, Grow up! Have a heart and don’t lose your sanity! A true legend can never be forgotten, overlooked or failed to be recalled!
Mr. Yuvraj Singh, if you’re ever reading this, I salute you as a Cricketer and I’m sure you’d be back to the same passion and aggression in no time! Thanks for being by the side of the Indian Cricket team like a Lion!