Banta analyses India’s failure to defend World Cup

G.S. Vijay Kumar By G.S. Vijay Kumar, 27th May 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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It is a humorous story on the recently concluded Cricket World Cup 2015 in Australia & New Zealand.

Banta analyses India’s failure to defend World Cup

Finally, our people seem to have found out the reason for India’s defeat in the just concluded World Cup in Australia. Before, I get into the details, a little background.

India’s so-called experts, and we have many as everyone considers himself one, have already done their analysis for the defeat. Some of the reasons were, Shikhar Dhawan played a poor shot when he was reasonably well settled, Virat Kohli played an irresponsible shot, Suresh Raina played a lousy shot, Ravinder Jadeja should have been dropped, we gave away an extra 30 odd runs in death overs etc etc.

But the most intelligent analysis has been done by our national comedian, Banta Singh. He says that the only reason why we did not win the World Cup in 2015 is due to the following factor.
He says the last two times India won the World Cup, we had a Sardar in our team. We had Balwinder Singh Sandhu in 1983 and Harbhajan Singh in 2011. On this occasion, we didn’t have any Sardar in our team.

He goes on to add that in 1983, we had Gyani Zail Singh, a Sardar, as our president. In 2011, we had Manmohan Singh, another Sardar, as our Prime Minister. He concludes that No Sardar means No World Cup.

Now, BCCI has taken this seriously and has started working on these lines. Jagmohan Dalmia, the BCCI President has had a preliminary meeting with Arun Jaitley and they have worked out a plan for 2019. With PM Modi firmly in the chair, they are looking for a Presidential Candidate and this is likely to be filled up, most probably, by Navjot Singh Sidhu. Advani’s chances of making to the President’s office seem to have faded with this new development. After all, this is in our country’s interest as India has more cricket lovers than voters.
Now, the next item on agenda is to look for Sardar cricketers. The selectors as well as coaches have been briefed to look for potential Sardar cricketers in every zone. They will visit schools & colleges, mohallas in small towns, clubs in various locations as well as parks and playgrounds to identify potential players. Once they are identified, they will be given rigorous coaching so that they are match ready by 2018.

So, effective 2019 World Cup, Indian team will have at least one sardar cricketer as part of the contingent. Besides, one of the two posts, either the PM or the President, will have to be a Sardar. The government has in-principle decided to take this forward and has planned a series of meetings with major opposition parties. The PM is keen on building a broad consensus on this issue and in all probability they will make amendments to the constitution to that effect.

The immediate point that comes to one’s mind is that there will be huge opportunities for Sardars in Politics as well as Cricket. There will be a special emphasis on BJP’s membership drive for the next few weeks in Punjab. The party’s prominent faces SS Ahluwalia as well as Navjot Singh Siddhu see their chances bright in the days ahead. They are going to make an appeal to all Sikh families to dedicate one son from each family to the nation, either in Politics or Cricket. Finally, SINGH IS KING.


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author avatar G.S. Vijay Kumar
I am a management graduate and have worked as a senior executive for 25 years in the corporate sector.I am a columnist and write on management, Economics and socio-economic topics.

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