The government’s decision to award country’s top civilian honour, Bharat Ratna, in the field of sports has been lauded in all circles. It was time that we honour people who have bought fame to our country in their respective sports. The decision to bestow this prestigious award to Late Maj. Dhyanchand and Sachin Tendulkar, arguably the legends in world sports community, is an apt one.
But hold on a second, before you bask in glory and pride, answer one question: Which one of them should be given the award first? “The wizard of hockey” or the “Little Master”?
Well this question (a rather idiotic one I’d say) has been raised by our media. The “piece” has been doing rounds on some prominent national news channels since last few days and it is a rather irritating that how our media can make an issue so small and irrelevant to a large part of population akin to some national security matter just for the sake of increasing their ratings. God help us all!! Can’t we just award both of them together? I am sure that Sachin Tendulkar is far too modest to make an issue out of it and last time anyone checked, Maj. Dyanchand can’t complain (apologies to all the fans if that sounded sarcastic). A suggestion to media: STOP PROPAGATING SUCH NONSENSE AND IF YOUCAN’T PROPOSE A SOLUTION, THEN PLEASE DON’T TELL THE PROBLEMS TOO.
Written by Ankit Rustogi