At This Moment Of Shame 2

There are lots of hurly burlies the moment the shameful incident of failure of Indian Hockey Team made the headline . People are making different opinions regarding this . Some blames the selection procedure , some the petty politics involved in it or the stance the presidents of Indian Hockey Association or the lack of motivation in the players etc . Each one of these has its contribution in the grand (?)failure .

But definitely we common Indians too are responsible for this shameful incident . The lion share of people do not know that Hockey is our National Game . We are so obsessed with cricket now for the glammour and big bucks involved in this game . And perhaps after the introduction of ICL and IPL people just hate to talk about Hockey , the poor men’s game . Can you recollect the name of the Captain of Indian Hockey Team ( but we can chant the names till the twelfth man in certain ODIs )? Can you recollect when the last time you have watched an International Hockey match , just leave aside the thought of watching a national level match ?Have you ever seen any group of young men playing Hockey in your surrounding ?

If we don’t watch Hockey , don’t encourage young boys or girls to play the sports , then how the condition will be developed . And why would parents encourage their childs to play a sports which is considered a poor men’s game . It is perhaps unthinkable for the companies to invest money on Hockey team and sponsor players because no one can recognise their faces . Are not we ourselves responsible for this shameful event .