Aug 14, 2013

I write for IBL #1 - India's Another Sports League!

Indian Badminton League (IBL) is taken off today and is expected to prove to be the best ever platform for the Indian shuttlers to prove themselves before their home crowd. As far as the foreign shuttlers are concerned, it might appear just as if any other series to begin with but as the matches go on, they would get to know the Indian badminton supporters and media more. 

Saina, Kashyap, Chetan Anand, Ashwini, Jwala and of course Gopi Chand have been the players who made the world look at Indian Badminton in the recent years after the heroic feats of Mr. Prakash Padukone back in 1970-80's. The new addition to this successful Indian player league is none other than the P.V. Sindhu, the world badminton championship bronze medalist and the youngest ever Arjuna awardee from the game. With her stunning performance at the worlds'13, she has not just won the medal, award etc but also won the crores of Indian hearts in the span of just two matches! Of course, that was not about two matches but about the hard work involved in the back ground and that too since years. 

Well, all these players have been the different faces of the game in India. Now with the inaugural IBL would mean a lot more than a tournament for every player/coach and audience as well. I really hope for a success of this tournament. And why not I hope! India is made of many other sports and sports personalities apart from the ones who often come into lime light be it a win or a loss. No, nothing against anyone. It's just about bringing up the nation's capabilities to the world stage such that India will be a sports hub one day. I'm sure everyone who is directly or indirectly involved in this league will put their best efforts to establish themselves strong enough. 

At the moment I'm not interested in choosing out any of the teams. I'd first like to get into the league before I raise my thumb for any team. This time, I'd not like to go by the city name! 

May the best win!

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