There has been a furore lately in the Parliament (and outside) on the comments made by Greg Chappel related to the performance of the Indian Cricket Team and the subsequent retaliation by the MPs. Being a Cricket fan, I have a brief comment to make about this one:
There are millions of Cricket fans like me. Politicians want a share of their attention. Till now, they were content with passing congratulatory messages when the team did well or someone broke a record. However with the recent dismal performance, they have seized upon a novel idea: trying to play the guardians of the interest of the fans. I think all of us should treat their comments as a cricket fan - focus on the game and be oblivious to the rest. I wonder if Shahrukh Khan loves cricket so much as to watch it with Priyanka Chopra in Jaipur (India vs. England in Champions Trophy 2006 coinciding with the release of Don) or Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi watching India's tour of Pakistan last time. These are cheap gimmicks to grab the attention of the public and stay in the limelight....a true fan should not worry too much about them and stick to the game.