D Shah Rukh Khan starrer"Chak De India made us all very emotional.For many ppl who luv d game of hockey,it brought back memories.D movie went 2 become a huge hit at d box office,but in reality,our national game is not a gud business proposition.Dis is evident from d recent Indian Premier League auction, where many business houses any tycoons chose 2 invest in Cricket.But wld they invest d same money in hockey?It is considered 2 b a big risk.In fact,even SRK chose to invest in cricket,where d money lies, and not in hockey.Hockey needs supporters wth a golden heart, both on screen & off it.Cmnt
The Indian Hockey League, despite being promoted by a foreign channel (ESPN STAR Sports) has also not drawn enough attention, and has no worhthwhile sponsors.
The Government too had to be reminded to reward our hockey players; but our state govts fell over each other to felicitate our 20/20 cricket champs.
Our media and public treat our sportsmen like god when they win, and ridicule and ignore them when they lose. This needs to be rectified; and we need to ensure other sports, especially our national game in which our record is unbeaten in the world, is encouraged.