Indians, Men in Blue and the Cup of Woes
The humiliating exit of Team India in the preliminary round of the World Cup is the result of lack of skill, stamina, love for the country and a ‘do or die’ spirit.india Updated: Apr 07, 2007 23:39 IST
Vir Sanghvi’s Cricket And The Blue Billion (COUNTERPOINT, April 1) was thought provoking. However, the fact remains that the humiliating exit of Team India in the preliminary round of the World Cup is the result of lack of skill, stamina, love for the country and a ‘do or die’ spirit.
Lt Col PP Talwar(Retd), via email
I agree with Vir Sanghvi that the cricket team may have failed India, but by being so narrow-minded and needlessly bitter, all of us have failed India far more; after all, cricket is a game and winning or losing should be taken in a sportsmanlike spirit.
TN Khanna, Lucknow
Vir Sanghvi rightly says that we are a nation of dreamers. However, often it involves day dreaming only without any concern for the ground realities.
Jayanta Dhar, Dehradun
Fear in the Valley
Mr Jagmohan is right in saying that the Valley Cannot Do Without Army, (Guest Column, April 1). The demand of the People’s Democratic Party is unfortunate and has no ground. It is just politically motivated, and not at all in the interest of Kashmiri people.
Madhulika Singh, via email
In Karan Thapar’s Depressed? I am Delighted it’s Over (Sunday Sentiments, April 1), I agree that World Cup 2007 was overhyped. But I don’t agree that cricket is a silly game.
Varun Kansal, Chandigarh