Is our National pride only limited to Cricket
Is our national pride only limited to cricket ? are we so ignorant, that our eyes could only see cricket. Sports is just not about cricket. It has a much larger spectra. If only you could see it. There is football, Tennis, badminton, Hockey our national sport, boxing, wrestling,shooting and many others. The national players who have represented the country in this sports, are they not the pride of India. We should be proud of them isn't, because they are our players. But In India apart from cricket no sport gets its due and respect that it deserves. We don't even provide them the basic necessities needed by them so that they can lead a decent life. This is the type of respect, we give to our national players.
Dooars XI is an all-girl football team, and they have national players who have represented our country and they don't even have a proper kit for themselves, nor do they have Proper shoes for themselves. They sustain themselves by selling teas and rotis. Mind you!!!!! National players.....pride of our nation are selling tea and rotis for survival. A big shame on our nation and on us.
Painting a tiranga on your face or waving our national flag during a cricket match does'nt makes us patriotic. If we cannot treat other sports of our country and our national players who represent our country with respect and dignity, sorry we don't love our country. National players are gems of our country, they bring pride to our nation. If you disrespect them, you are disrespecting your own country.
Cricketers are paid so much and they earn so much through ads and other sources that they can lead the rest of their life in luxury even after they retire. Even the State players of cricket are paid well . I don't say that they should be paid equally as cricketers but at least the Goverment should fulfill their basic necessities. They should be provided proper facilities so that they polish their talents and bring laurels to our country.
And what can we do, we can provide them kits, socks and proper shoes. atleast we can do this for them because they are our NATIONAL PRIDE.