Leave Him Alone

16 Sep

So Dravid resigns and all our TV Channels go crazy trying to find out the actual reason.

Is it because of politics?

Is it because of pressure?

Is it because of his wife/father/neighbor/milkman/vegetable vendor? (ok I made that up.. but it gets as ridiculous)

Suddenly we hear things like “The Wall has cracked” etc etc…

I am sure theres a good reason for what hes done and we may never find out. Why should we? Its personal reasons. The only thing that rankles me is the way the press treats it.

When Sachin quit as captain some time ago, all of them hemmed and hawed and said he was so correct in doing it because he can concentrate on his batting. The fact that he was not a good captain escaped everybody. Now when Dravid quits, no one takes into account that maybe he just wants to be a batsman… oh sorry I forgot hes not from Mumbai.

Ian Chappell said it best.. “Dravid decided to leave on a high…”.. the only problem is that if India hits a new low under the new captain, Dravid will be blamed as well…


13 Responses to “Leave Him Alone”

  1. Chitra September 17, 2007 at 2:42 am #

    Vijay, aren’t you forgetting how they have to report something 24*7 and need to create ripples and waves to keep the viewers glued? 😉

    I couldn’t understand the hype either. Leave him be, people!

  2. Veena Shivanna September 17, 2007 at 3:28 am #

    and bloggers too.. 🙂
    Google’s search results on Dravid now would multiply the search results.

    World cup 20X20 is picking up quite well isn’t it ? I liked it more than the other ODI’s , one need not have to sit the whole day .. and players are quite serious this way!

  3. neela September 17, 2007 at 5:44 am #

    I too felt that Sachin’s quitting was treated differently…
    And when is Agarkar going to quit being a passenger ??

  4. vinay September 17, 2007 at 6:24 am #

    ex-players ( experts) are the reason for this whole thing to go out of hand, there isnt a objective soul in sight , all speak crap and totally biased esp the mumbaikars. cricket in India stinks like the septic tank that u mentioned last time

  5. praneshachar September 17, 2007 at 9:58 am #

    It is a good decision as far as dravid is considered. he must have taken a considered decision after taking into account all the happenings during 24 months. yes he is leaving
    with a good performance as a captain no doubt. except early exit in world cup he has done a good job and these things happen
    there is a clear difference between press views when it Bombayite and others it is exhibited in this case also.

  6. Aditya September 17, 2007 at 4:24 pm #

    With all due respect to Dravid and his many talents, I think it’s clear that he’s not naturally cut out for leadership. The captaincy always seemed to be a great burden on him. His body language showed it so clearly. Top individual performers don’t necessarily do well as leaders because it’s a different skill set. Natural leaders tend to thrive in the uncertainty, pressure and confusion of leadership…. pressure doesn’t stress them out, it gives them the energy and the adrenalin to motivate and drive their teams. Tendulkar doesn’t have it either. Ganguly had it to an extent. Not too many to choose from…

  7. December Stud September 17, 2007 at 11:20 pm #

    …not that I am disputing, so Indians don’t make good leaders?

    Well, I guess that’s true, on so many different levels 😉

  8. Aditya September 18, 2007 at 2:22 am #

    DS, putting words in my mouth, eh? Nice try.. 😉

  9. neel3 September 19, 2007 at 5:20 am #

    There was a good write-up about this issue in The Hindu yesterday.

  10. spandana September 19, 2007 at 9:14 am #

    i am sure there is tons of micro-management of the game (probably even during a match from the clones like vengsarkar.

  11. Vijay September 19, 2007 at 11:10 am #

    @Spandana: I am sure.. Venksarkar seems to be there at every game..

  12. gayathri October 18, 2007 at 8:53 pm #

    oh ya i knw…it was such a big thing…when he resigned as captain….

    the press…..they just need something……so tht they r kept busy

    lol……he was ok ok captain…..lets see wht happens…after this,…whether he becomes a better batsman

  13. Webmaster January 8, 2009 at 12:01 pm #

    first event first event t

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