Think About It For A Minute
Nainita Zanje • onGeneral 11 years ago • 4 min read


It’s really a time to proud about our cricket team. Here are some of the awards announced to the team.

Ø Rs 2 crores as a tournament prize

Ø Rs 8 crores from BCCI for winning the final.

Ø Rs 4 crores from BCCI for reaching the final.

Ø Rs 1 crore for Yuvraj singh from BCCI

Ø Cash awards upto Rs 21 lakhs from all the governments of state to which the players are belonging.

Ø Rs 3 lakhs to Uthappa from Kerala government just for the reason that his mother is from Kerala.

Ø Flats worth of Rs 25 lakhs from Sahara.

Ø A new award, 'Jharkhand Ratna' honour is being introduced for the first time and will be presented to Dhoni for making the state proud, on the 7th foundation day celebration of the state on November 15 at Ranchi.

Ø Special News Bulletin, Editions and Highlights in almost all the TV news channels through out the night.

Ø Special News Editions, Cover stories and Posters in almost all the News Papers for the next two days.

Ø Heroes' welcome in Mumbai

Ø Welcome by the Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, Deputy CM R R Patil and their Cabinet colleagues

Ø 30 km long victory procession that lasted over five hours.

We also very much happy about all these and congratulate each and every one who is the reason for this famous victory.

But…………………. What is the status of our National Game, Hockey?

We won the Asia cup couple of weeks before.

Specific Features of this victory

Ø We did not lose a single match.

Ø We defeated the strongest team South Korea twice in the tournament – League and Final.

Ø We defeated South Korea In the final by 7-2 which is one of the huge margins in finals.

Ø We scored totally 56 goals and given away just 5 goals in the 7 matches that we played.

Ø We scored 20 goals in a single match against Sri Lanka and not even given away a single goal. This equaled the highest margin of victory in Asia cup record.

Ø We remained the lone team to maintain our slate clean (Rare all-win record at pool stage) among 11 teams and topped the tough six-team Pool B.

Rewards for this victory

Ø Individual greeting message by Our Honorable President.

Ø For the news channels and papers, it’s just news.

Ø IHF had announced an incentive for the team where they would receive Rs 1000 for every goal scored and lose Rs 2000 for every goal conceded.

Ø The state governments not even sent a congratulation note.

Is it the way of respecting our national game?

Read the below article published in India Today. As well as 4th Oct. Rediff News.


Indian hockey players to go on hunger strike

Press Trust of India Chennai, September 26

Irked by the "step-motherly treatment" meted out to the Indian hockey players, as compared to the emoluments given to the winning Indian cricket team, the team members have decided to go on a 'hunger strike'.

Chief Coach of the national team Joaquim Carvalho was peeved that while title victory of his wards in the Asia Cup was ignored, Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel and the state governments of Maharashtra, Haryana, Jharkhand and Karnataka announced cash awards for the cricketers for winning the Twenty20 World Cup.

"Why our hockey players are being treated like orphans and why our politicians are biased against hockey, the national game?" Carvalho asked.

Carvalho said, "We are grateful ever to the President of India for her sending individual letters congratulating the hockey players for their Asia Cup win, without losing a match." He said a coach and four players had planned to go on hunger strike before the Karnataka Chief Minister's house to protest announcement of Rs 5 lakh cash award each for the members of the cricket team, while "treating the State hockey players like dust".

Carvalho said, "The Karnataka CM till date has not congratulated hockey players from the state for the Asia Cup win.”

"Coach Ramesh Parameswaran, manager R K Shetty and four players (Vikram Kanth, V R Rahunath, S V Sunil and Ignace Tirkey) are to go on hunger strike before the Chief Minister's house," he said.

The same thing happen for Vishwanathan Anand when he won lot of international titles in Chess.

The government and the media should treat all the games in equal manner.

A Sensible, Real Citizen of India definitely think about it. You…….?



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