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    August 17, 2006

    Sporting Brilliance - Adore or Scorn?

    Rohit Brijnath's lesson on today's The Hindu was a very nice read. In a nutshell he says - Sometimes it's good to halt for a moment, inhale athletes' brilliance, and marvel at what they do.

    But, as always there are two sides to any coin. Some would agree to his words and believe that the internationals are a class apart and we should admire them even when they fall at some hurdles. On the other hand, one can also argue that we, as fans, have the right to complain as they are international stars only because they are equipped to avoid those hurdles. Also, they let down the faith of millions of people when they fall. Still, there are some people whom we love despite their failures - Sampras, Schumacher, Tendulkar,...

    Whatever stand one takes, I just loved reading these lines - may be because I am a Dravid fan, as you may already know.
    When Brett Lee bowls, he propels the ball at a speed beyond our understanding; 150kmph is meaningless to us, we have no frame of reference.

    From 22 yards, most people would not see the ball, would not register its course, before it arrives at their throat to complete an involuntary tracheotomy.

    Yet in these fractions of a second, as our brain arrests, Dravid has seen, recognised and categorised the ball, sent a message to his hands, legs, body to arrange themselves, blending memory and reflex and anticipation and knowledge, and as his bat rises, and soft hands ensure the ball drops right down to his feet, here's what you and I think. Dammit. No run.

    Cross-posted at Happily Haphazard.
    Thus spake Ganesh @ 7:43 PM |
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