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National pride and patriotism inspired the cricketers during the Bradman era. No monitory rewards those days. What about today?

Asked by Good Citizen, 25 Mar '09 03:08 pm
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There definitely is a sea of change in the attitude of players. But i think we must no grudge them. The normal professional life of a cricketer is very short, by mid thirties they retire, while it is still considered too young in other professions (in politics even 50 is young:)) ) So if they continue to perform well and there by bring good name for the country while also making extra buck by appearing in commercials, i think it is ok. Please remember there are only 15 palyers or so in a team and they are selected out of billions, so they are special. Also can you say that tendulkar or sehwag or rahul are less patriotic than bradman? I do not think so. I think they all are patriotic, yes the way they plan their career (in a more professioinal way) has changed.
Answered by shona nair, 25 Mar '09 04:07 pm

 
  
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National pride and patriotism inspire every normal person.
In case of cricketers also this feeling is there. however, with the amount of money invovled they do get lured into it and that also becomes a motivational factor. This is good till the time it is not hampering his performance and the team. However, few of the cricketers just to be in that favorable position and limelight try to manipulate the team structure and so on for their personnal benefit. This should not be there. Else with the money involved there is always something rewarding waiting for them which makes them perform better.
Answered by bindaas, 26 Mar '09 09:12 am

 
  
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Players of every sport are having lot of national pride and patriotism irrespective of the era in which they are playing. now a days a player is more professional as his bread and butter is that particular sport , So he tries his level best to perform best.
few match fixing incidents are exceptions and can happen in any time
Answered by rajgaddar, 25 Mar '09 03:14 pm

 
  
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Still there are some who play for passion and pride but PEPSI sponsorship is more crucial these days to be in the Indian team at least. Others are equally greedy.
Answered by Goldie Anand, 25 Mar '09 03:12 pm

 
  
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That is flooded up re
Answered by Shekhar, 25 Mar '09 03:09 pm

 
  
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