I know it might be pretty late for this post but couldn’t help it posting as it is a special request from a special friend (name cannot be mentioned on personal request). He is a die hard fan of Indian Cricket but he have some issues with the Indian Cricket Team. He is not a writer, neither a blogger like me, so he wanted me to post his views in my blog. I was with him for almost 2-3 hours when we discussed the massive win by Indian Cricket in the World Cup finals 2011.
The post will be in the form of an open letter to our Indian Cricket Team captain, MS Dhoni. (I wish he somehow some day or the other manages to read this)
First of all, many many congratulations for the massive win in the world cup finals and I wish you keep winning all the games like this. You and your team has made every single Indian feel so proud.
I am sure you must be feeling like Bachendri Pal right now, on top of the world. The day was special, you were special too. As per me, you played the most mature and responsible captain’s innings and that last SIX of yours made me bow you at that very moment. Winning a world cup final with a SIX is something worth remembering forever.
The earlier generation has Kapil Dev, I believe they won by fluke. Today we have you and we have won as favourites. I am sure you will include me in the list of top MS Dhoni fans because I have promised myself to buy only Orient PSP0 fans, drink only Pepsi, get an Aircel connection and will drive Hero Honda from now on. If someday I have enough money, I promise to buy one of those Amrapali Apartments with granite slabbed modular kitchens.
I also promise that if I would be blessed with a son, I will send him to the same Cricket Academy where you got trained. I would be oblige if you can sign his bat with your autograph.
I was very surprised with all the news regarding captaincy blunders that were eventually cooked by Media. I have heard that you were forced to bring Nehra for the semis and he performed fantastic. Many people wanted you to bring Ashwin in the finals but I guess you had more faith in bhajji than any other spinners in the team. It is better to ignore these people and especially the media. They are just jealous with your success and at the end of the day you are the World Champions and not them.
Also, I would like to tell you that I have Rupees twenty thousand as a part of betting on India Win. I know I Know you must be thinking why betting and all which is not legal in India, but how does it matter, after all I earned well.
I am really happy and convinced with the over all performance of all the players and after the end of the match, I saved almost fifty pictures from web media including flickr and various news site. I will preserve them forever and show them to my grand children some day.
All in one, I would say that you have set the perfect example of hard working, leadership, planning and perseverance. I just wish that my son one day picks up these traits from you and become a fine player like you. When my wife will be pregnant, I will make sure that her room in the hospital is filled with all your pictures so that she blesses me with a player like you.
I would like to point out some observations infront of you. I know I should not interfering but these are just advices from your die hard fan:
1.) Trust me Piyush Chawala have some great potentials. Please stick him to the Indian Team for a while and he will definitely prove himself in world class cricket.
2.) It would be great if Yuvraj Singh can share his “Revital” with the rest of the team. I mean look what he just did for the team.
3.) Can you please ask Pepsi to teach the boys more batting and bowling techniques to the boys. The helicopter shot in the finals created magic which helped us win the match.
4.) Please share boost with all the bowlers of our team. They often look so malnourished. Munaf Patel runs slower than my mom and Nehra is injured most of the times. As it is his bones seem fragile.
Well these are just advices on my point of view, of course you know best. You are the great leader of Indian Cricket now.
Many rumours erupted during the World Cup finals, i.e. India had to win the finals because people say huge money was involved from India in the betting market. Not only this, People also told me that India had to win because of huge sum of money is invested for the betterment of World Cricket from India. I don’t understand who are these people to spread such shitty rumours?
Anyway I guess that is the part of Cricket and I know behind every successful person there will be 100 unsuccessful people to back stab him.
God Bless you always and I wish you all the best for your future tenure.
Phew!!!!! I guess that was enough from my friend and so I decided to end this post with a note. No matter who wins or lose, end of the day Cricket is nothing but any other form of Entertainment for people.