Every time a player is being written off or a team being turning it’s own fate up side down, I see myself writing all for backing them. Frankly, it’s not the feeling that that’s all I can do makes me do so. May be, having seen many aspiring players from a little distance and having been a player myself, I connect myself to the rhythm of sportsman spirit quite nicely.
According to the spectator, whatsoever is the condition, whosoever is the opponent, the player whom he supports shall win. That’s perfectly ok, but expecting the player to win every time is definitely not fair enough. For a spectator its only the player appears on field. And then what about the hell lot of other issues make the player go crazy with his own very natural human mind, brain and heart? He has also been living in this crazy world, where criticism, failure, pressure, expectations do matter the most when it comes to affecting his own game and game plans. Apart from everything else, he also has got his own personal life, just like anyone of us.
Playing for his country itself is the greatest responsibility, but, come on, not every time he can meet a mere spectator’s expectations. After all, they are players, not supermen.
Yesterday I saw a news channel rebuking the Team India for it’s poor performance in it’s ongoing tour of England. Yes, relatively it has been poor show from Team India. But what about rebuking the BCCI for it’s never ending tour schedules? What about the relatively new ball made, of which the Indian players weren’t well aware of? What about the main players missing the tours due to injuries? What about the selection where talented players often do miss the opportunity? Of course, channels publish this news, but they keep it to a corner and ensure we almost miss it.
Also, the team members outing clips are being scrolled a number of times with brutal comments on their dedication towards the game after the loss. Now, questioning a player’s game can be in people’s court who knows the game, but questioning a player’s dedication lies with very few. A mere spectator’s name will not even be the last on the list. The fun part here is, when our own people fail to do things, we tell them, “come on man, and cheer up. It is all part of the game/life. Go for an outing and make your mood refreshed”. I wonder why it doesn’t apply for the players!
Dhoni? What an amazing captaincy record he has been having including the rarest ODI World cup victory? It is one of the well known facts that the records are celebrated crazily when they are created but they would be forgotten the very next moment unless for the sake of actual records or for awaiting a record breaking performance from another player. The same is happening with Dhoni right now. Everyone including Dhoni knows that a victory of Team India can turn all comments upside down, for which the quest would have been on from his end by now.
Who else play to win if not players? All we can do contribute to our team’s or our favorite player’s win is by giving moral support. Already enough analysts of the game overcrowded the commentary rooms. At least I feel, for me its giving the support, having belief that they would do well, will do good enough for a day.
Unnecessary criticism without having clear understanding of the situations/scenarios becomes the show stopper, only to make players even more pressurized. Let’s not do it.