The foolish fan
Call me arrogant or anything, but I generally refrain myself from talking cricket with a lot of people. My reasoning is that many (atleast from those I come across) have too much of nonsensical views about the game I love and breathe. Two days back, I faced another incident which has enforced this thought even more in me. The current India-Australia series wouldn't be an Indian fan's delight and a true cricket follower would have definitely known it long back, irrespective of who is captaining the side and who is in the playing XI. If you didn't know already
, I admire Rahul Dravid extremely and I don't want to take nonsense about him. He was rested
for the last ODI in Mumbai, probably not a bad idea going by his form.
This friend of mine was so happy about it and he was vehement that Dravid was deliberately failing to make sure that Dhoni's captaincy wasn't getting too much appreciation and also to show to the Indian fans that no captain can do anything if the players decide to bat badly. Probably giving a message to the Indian fans on why he quit captaincy. I was shell-shocked at such thoughts from a fan, especially from one who wants India to win badly and I was more ashamed and hurt because he was one of the very very few guys with whom I used to talk cricket. Of course, I have decided to stop talking cricket with him anymore. Fans can be fanatic, but definitely not foolish.
I was just wondering what would he do, if his manager walked up to him and said "why are you deliberately making mistakes at work?" May be he wants to convey that with any manager the team's deliveries can go awful. Unfortunately, that manager happens to be yours truly.
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