All this while Indian cricket has been playing non stop cricket at home and abroad. The cricket team has also been performing reasonably well winning the test series in WI after 38 years.
So are the people drifting away from the 'religion'? Well, we still see people standing in front of TV showrooms watching the TV intently while India's matches are being shown. But it would not be wrong to claim that people no longer would go for a day's off during a Indo-Pak match (they watch it in office! ).
Also we see children no longer wishing to be just a Sachin Tendulkar. There are wishes to become a Baichun Bhutia or even better Zidane, Sania Mirza or Dhanraj Pillai. Guess sports in the country is coming of age!
© 2006, Noyon Jyoti Parasara