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Where there is a will, there is a way

The latest version of the Olympic games [the ancient Greek athletic festival held every 4 years or the international revival of this] were as exciting or breathtaking as ever, though Usain Bolt stole the show! As far as India is concerned, millions of sports lovers watched events despite the fact that our “stars” were outshone by other athletes.

While the real sports lovers of India are still hopeful of the fact that the days are not far away when our stars will out-shine other stars before long, there are certain traditional fault finders who see Indian cricket as the real cause for our poor performance!

What they fail to understand is that cricket in India became very popular because it kept on producing its superstars who were free from self-pity or undue personal expectations. Apart from this, we have to bear in mind that Indian Hockey touched the Himalayan heights when the one and only Dhyanchand represented India.

Author: P U Krishnan

First things first. I am one of those retired chaps who are young at heart. I watch cricket matches and jump for joy when Tendulkar scores yet another century. I read newspapers and books too, though I am not crazy about them. I think I have a mind free from hatred and I owe it to the wonders of nature and music. I scribble something now and then and call myself a writer! Though I have settled in Ooty, a lovely hill station in Tamil Nadu—I must emphasize the fact that I was born and brought up in Tellicherry in North Kerala and studied in the good old Government Brennen College. Of and on, my mind goes back to my ancestral house at Tiruvangad in Tellicherry in front of an ancient Sri Ram temple. I am indebted to this wonderful place which inculcated in me a love for cricket and literature. But all said and done, I am an Indian first.

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