I am not an AB hater..I just find him to be so diplomatic that his hypocrisy is obvious even to his well wishers. If you followed his recent rant on why he declined to accept the honorary doctorate degree offered by the Queensland University of Technology, then you will understand why I want to ask him a very simple question – “How do you define racism?”. Because, if he really cared about Indian students getting killed or getting humiliated and being served injustice, then there have been quite a few incidents in the past, where he could have taken a strong stand – No I am not talking about incidents outside India. I am referring to decades of violence leashed out to Indian students in India. What has Mr. Big B been doing all these years? He could have stayed quiet. I would have had no problems or would have had no specific reason to highlight his hypocrisy. But, these are difficult times for everyone – Even to Mr. Big B – who is desperately craving to feed his insatiable ego, which incidentally keeps inflating with his age.
Enough about ego and age. Or may be not. Did ego bring down Dhoni at the T20 world cup? From being the media loved captain, MSD suddenly has become a questionable captain. No, I won’t question him. T20 is a very unpredictable format and there is no easy way to define a true champion because there has not been one team that has been consistent in this format for more than a couple of months. I am not disappointed that India got their backs kicked by England..I am sure, this tournament will be forgotten soon.
Who can forget No. 14 from Roger? He may owe some of his success to Soderling for keeping Nadal in a Spanish island. But, the moment was magical – To see him accept the honor from Agassi brought me goose bumps. Grand Slams are such dignified events – Compare them to the NBA final (which just ended and Lakers have won) or an NFL final – They are world apart and no wonder why games like Tennis will never be popular here. Federer let his emotions out and why not? It is not everyday you get to do what he did on that day at Roland Garros! Soderling was amazingly humble and fell short of falling at Federer’s feet. Federer was ever gracious and dignified. Age has not altered his Ego. At least, not yet!