For Indian Cricket Team the T-20 World Cup Win has came after 24 years, a glorious moment for whole country. Chak De (the film with hockey team) is the theme song for victory but still we forgotten our National Game “HOCKEY” and our Hockey team who won the ASIA Cup and did not got any respect, award shows that only marketing works because only Indian Cricket Team got much recognition from Media, Society and various State Governments (Maharashtra, Haryana, Jharkhand and Karnataka) as well as Central Government. I truly support the comments of Hockey team when the call “step motherly treatment” from society and government for them. The only exception for Indian Hockey team is congratulation letter from President Kalam on their victory. They have been promised some minor rewards after their protest but it is not the right way to honor. Aslam Sher Khan, the Former Indian Hockey Captain says even British Ruler valued their game. Our hockey team and anyone of us is not against the victory of T-20 World Cup but why to ignore our National Game Hockey. National chief coach Joaquim Carvalho comments for State Governments and industry (SAHARA Group, sponsor of Cricket and Hockey team) is very true. And for all this Media is also responsible because they did not highlighted the victory of Asia Cup. If this will continue it will be major setback for our future sports-persons.
Please express your views and comments.