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Bhupathi' has refused to play with leander in tennis for the Beijing Olympics.Friends,do you think individual interest should be given any attention before national interest.Pls enlighten qna members with your views

Asked by vinod, 23 May '08 07:30 am
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National interest always takes precedence over self. What has happened here between Hesh and Paes is that they have let their egos take over some misunderstanding. Paes said that he is willing to play with Mahesh and his words were splashed all over......but what Mahesh actually did was he had told the ATA earlier that he needed time with Paes and without sufficient preparation & better coordination between them... .it wud be very diffcult for them to play together as they had not played together since Doha Asian games....and Paes did not respond to this call and mahesh simply vented his frustration on not hearing from Paes.. Mahesh has a point though....but Paes being better at PR has come out smelling like roses and mahesh looks the bad guy.
It is high time both of them buried the hatchet and played for the country...they have brought laurels together and they shud continue to do so putting the past bitterness behind them.
Answered by sumitha, 25 May '08 12:52 pm

 
  
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they should play for the country,., and their rivalry shoul be in between them
it should not affct the country
Answered by vinay sagar, 23 May '08 07:39 am

 
  
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That is a blot for our proud tricolour in the world of sport- not getting political.

I am a FUtebol fan moreso.....and I know Indian Futebol history. In 1948, on our first ever international, we were looked upon as perpetual jokes and as lolwuts, considering we faced POWERHOUSE FRANCE! The result? 1-0 (2-0 was it? not sure but pls check). France. They won, but we tugged 'em good.

We didnt even have money to have futebol shoes, but on invitation from France....instead of going yuppy, or political "Oh we are mocked etc" we faced 'em and put a fight .

And with out tennis reps bowing out like this, this is ridiculous. And a disgrace of Indian tennis. Now his comrade Sania Mirza, a fellow rep of Indian sport, and others, reping' us in TEnnis- this will be in an unnecessary dilemma .

Bad form , BHupati, sorry. He was an anchor veteran on firebrands, and no thanks to him ,they now have 1 less vet to rely on... :( Bad, bad, bad.
Answered by A Moin, 30 May '08 10:41 pm

 
  
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Bhupati is nothing but a cry baby of indian tennis. He is crying over anything and everything. Leander has been a hero and bhupati is not able to digest the fact. This whole attitude of his has jeopardized his career way too early.. but u bet few people just know how to be in news..
Answered by Deepak, 23 May '08 01:57 pm

 
  
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they both have ego problem specially bhupati and hence this problem and even if they will play they will not coorndinate with each other so better not to play
Answered by babu rao, 23 May '08 09:51 am

 
  
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However Leander is ready to play with Bhupati for the country. Bhupati should also rise to the occasion and do the best for the country. Afterall it's the country which has made him so big.......
Answered by MuKesh Nigam, 23 May '08 07:46 am

 
  
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there are two approaches to this question..........one is the idealistic,and the other realistic.
ideally speaking both of them shouldnt have washed their dirty linen in public...they should have stuck to their image of national heroes and served the nation ,likewise,notwithstanding the personal differences,like u rightly pointed out. reasons are bigger than individuals and both of them should have realised that.
both did have a an on the court tuning of a perfect team,and they should have made its optimum use to make sure that the country sees another high.
but what about reality...the truth and the given complexity of the situation,which should be seen from a psycho-analytical angle....both of them have gone to the extent of giving statements in the media,about their irreconciliable differences...problems which they themselves are not willing to look into.....whatever the bigger picture maybe.
now in the given circumstances,hoqw prudrnt would it be,to make them drop everything p ...more
Answered by shintsie, 28 May '08 08:54 am

 
  
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Definitely not, Bhupathi is having huge ego and that should not be encouraged by the AITA. Whatever differences Bhupathi and Paes are having, they should keep them aside for the time being and fight for the elusive medal for our country. The differences or fights can be brought to the center stage once the event is over. Paes should also keep his mouth Shut till the Olympics over and let Bhupathi say whatever he wants to say. That way it will calm down the anger of Bhupathi and we will haev a good chance to win a gold at Olympics. No doubt - both of them are great players India has ever produced in any sports arena, but they should come forward for the country for the one last time
Answered by Krish Dey, 23 May '08 02:09 pm

 
  
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They are supposed to play doubles as a team. If they can't get along personally, there is no point in forcing them because they will get knocked out pretty early. Of course I agree that country comes first and personal ego has no place in the equation.
Answered by Sushant Santra, 23 May '08 01:37 pm

 
  
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You are right...Nation's interest must be first priority........
Bhupathi might felt.....if due to reasons ..........
mind does not corelate with coplayer...
there is possibility of defeat.....
In his view he may be correct....
Mindset is more important for sports......
Answered by anantharaman, 23 May '08 08:11 am

 
  
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