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Friday, May 12, 2006

INDIAN TEAM -BOLTI BANDH!

“Like Voldemort of the wizarding world, Ganguly is the 'He-who-must-not-be-named" of the cricketing world." What is with this new BCCI policy of ‘gagging’ our players?? Y are our players being treated like five-year-olds being asked to shut-up by their parents?? I saw the interview of Sehwag in question and found nothing wrong in what he said.Yet, da next day’s headlines ran “Sehwag warned for Sourav’s comments” akin to a pupil being warned of punishment by the principal and this pupil dutifully came out with a statement the next day saying “Sometimes, I regret saying things”. All da poor chap said was dat he missed having Ganguly in the team, a feeling I’m sure quite a few team members share. He credited Ganguly for the support he received from him and hoped he make a comeback. A genuine, sincere statement I thought. He did not voice his opinion whatsoever on Ganguly’s selection in the team or on whether he’d actually make a comeback or not. But alas! With the BCCI, wot was said didn’t matter much because the mere mention of Ganguly is enough to rake up a fresh controversy. Like Voldemort of the wizarding world, Ganguly is the “He-who-must-not-be-named” of the cricketing world! Just like wizards fear to take his name, players fear to name Ganguly lest they should receive a spanking from the board. So players, u don’t mention Mr. Sourav Ganguly, whether to criticize or to pay respect to. U just delete it from ur vocabulary n if an unfortunate acquaintance goes by the same name, well I guess u could suggest a change of name! Even on the burn-out issue, the players have been forbidden from having a say. Of course, y wud neone in their right minds ask the Players for their opinion on the issue of Player burn-out?!! Atleast dats wot Mr.Shah seems to think. Yes, happy we are indeed to see the reigns of our cricket board in the hands of such bright officials. But at the end of the day, every player wants to steer clear of controversy, even at the cost of sacrificing their constitutional right to speech. So next time they are called for an interview I guess they just pretend they have a contagious oral disease that prevents them from speaking. Im not sure if the journos wud buy it but it’ll keep the Board officials happy no doubt. In typical Shatrugan Sinha style, “Khamosh!” is the order from the principal and wot do the players have to say? “Yessir!”

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