So, The Indian Football Team defeated Nepal 2-0 on aggregate today and progressed to the Second Round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.
The funny thing is, there wasn’t a single telecast of the match on any of the sports channel. *Sigh*
Yes, India is a Cricket Crazy Country and even I LOVE Cricket as well as Football. But, neglecting such a global sport won’t take us far. Most of them don’t even know who’s the Captain of the Team. :3
Just look at the Indian Media. *Rolls Eyes* Not a single freaking channel was concerned of even broadcasting the match and letting the people watch on TV. Many of them, whom I know had to catch up to a stupify LIVE STREAM on the Internet. How do you expect other sports to grow in India? If, this is the state. And then, these News Channels would bring in a Panel of Football experts during a Big Football event like the FIFA World Cup and tell the Nation in front of the camera, that when will India qualify?
Duh! As you’re the Media, you should use your power of letting more people aware of Football and other sports. By this, then only an interest would be certain in people.
Ah, Forget about Media. What is our Prime Minister upto? I doubt is he really an Idol for Billions of we Indians or just a freaked up story teller. Grr! He can easily Tweet and wish the Indian Cricket team with best wishes for the Cricket WORLD Cup and yet he didn’t even congratulate the Indian Football Team for progressing to the second round of the Fifa World Cup 2018 qualifiers. Mind you, this team achieved this without much of Media Footage or proper endorsements and sponsors.
Mr, Prime Minister. Continue doing your Jhadoo Pocha with the Swacch Bharat Campaign.
All we can do is, Cheering for this team. Don’t you think they too deserve our Shout out too? :’)
As I Love Cricket and Football too, I believe we need to give equal priority too to sports.
The thing that baffles me the most is the way our Media is more focused about who had an affair with whom, who ran with a Dog or who can gain more TRP’S. 😀 such lame things. 😀
Whereas, One of the European Football Club “Tottenham Hotspur” from the English Premier League Tweeted about our Football Team’s Victory today.
Hats off to you, Tottenham. I’ll be kinda rooting for you too from now on in EPL, along with Manchester United. 😉
In short, expecting something sensible by the Media to make people more aware of achievements of other sports in India. There should be a change, isn’t it? Hopefully. *Fingers Crossed*
#IndvsNepal. #FifaWorldCupQualifiers. #BlueTigers. #IndianFootballTeam.