It’s unsweetened but very true that cricket is a single sport dominating many other sports in India. Cricket passion dominated our national sport hockey. There is no doubt that today cricket is diminishing other sports in our country. People think cricket, eat cricket, drink cricket, wear cricket every day in India. Every children in school taught that hockey is national game but cricket is known by birth in the nation.
It’s very common sight that every street corner you can see children playing cricket in India, but children don’t know how to play or rules are involved in hockey? An aspiring sports child who is almost as tall as the cricket bat he says that someday he would be like Sachin Tendulkar or Rahul Dravid. Why not like hockey players Dhyan Chand or Dhanraj Pillay? In reality it’s very simple that they don’t know who these famous players are. It’s the parents, society or schools should be blamed and it is their responsibility to teach the national sport or other sports.
Cricket is the only game set back for the progress of other sports in India. Commercialization, advertising, media and television world have promoted the cricket to a greater extent, which is badly impacting hockey or any other sports in India. Cricket and its players get all the public attention during match or any public events but the same opportunity is not given to the hockey. Due to this attention cricket players make money in a very short span of time and become rich. But in hockey it is not the case for players. Many upcoming players in sports like hockey, football, or any other athletic sports cannot continue their dreams, passion because of financial support provided them for practice and to participate in the international level competition. Lack of government support, facilities, playgrounds, expertise in the same field, and corruption in the government departments pull down of young children in the sports.
Huge crowd will gather for the one day, test, or twenty-twenty...