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GD Topic: Cricket has spoiled other streams of Indian Sports

Published : Saturday, 24 January, 2015 10:45 AM
 
After having cleared cutoff scores at MBA Institute, you will be invited for Group Discussion and now it is must for you to practice with variety of GD topics.
 
Read and develop points for discussion and make sure that you are concluding with conviction
 
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Cricket has spoiled other streams of Indian Sports
 
Number of participants: 5
 
Time: 20 Minutes
 
Rahul Reddy Started:
 
Good Morning everyone, it is my pleasure to be seated with you all for this exciting discussion. Let's fully participate in this and try to come up with a concrete end remark.
I think, it is not justified to think cricket as a national obsession. It is the one game through which we Indians are able to hold our heads high. We won two world cups and have been on top in tests for two odd years. Whatever it has brought is quite appreciable. In other sports as well, like Abhinavbindra winning gold medal in Olympics, Indian hockey team winning 8 gold medals in past, etc are also highly appreciated. But it is also a fact that it happened when TV's and internet are on full bloom. But, in 1983, when India won the world cup, the TV's were just becoming popular. Still, cricket fever was high on everyone's head. That made it more popular than any other sport. Every Indian wants to play cricket in streets. It is in Indian blood and no media is required for cricket. Cricket is, and will be the most popular sport in India although I hope other sports also will do well. 
 
Smriti Nigam said:
 
Hello everyone, I do agree with my friend here.
 
Even I don't think that cricket have hurt any other sports. If cricket is more interesting, full of excitement, inculcating a nation patriotism feeling, then it is not the "SPORT'S" fault. I think it is just because cricket has a very interesting format and that is why it has become so popular and loved by all. It is followed as a religion and the cricketers are worshiped as God in our country. But also the fame that cricket has given to India, cannot be ignored. As far as other sports are concerned, they have not lost their importance. Whether it is tennis, badminton or hockey they are still very popular. But yes, it is a fact that cricket is more popular and followed by more people.
 
Himanshu said:
 
Good Morning friends,
 
I don't think cricket as a national obsession is a deterrent to other sports. Cricket has got popularity because of the legends cricket has given to us like sunilgavaskar, kapildev, sachintendulkar, etc. Just because of the achievement that these peoples have made in the game of cricket, it is appreciated so much in India. Recently, if we take an example, when Rajyawardhan Singh Rathore won silver in Olympics, just after that we won lots of medals in shooting. So, if we want others game to be equally appreciated, then we need some great legends in other games too. And I believe that if other sports will also produce great players then definitely they will get as much appreciation as cricket in this country.
 
MayankAggarwal said:
 
Well, I personally feel that obsession with cricket is a detriment to other sports. It is all because of the way it is promoted. It is just like in the case of a movie, if a movie is hyped about, all of us go to watch it. But on the same time some epic movie just gets neglected because of poor advertisement. Also, it is not the case that there is less talent in other sports. If other sports are unable to match up to the expectations, it is only because of improper training due to lack of finances.
 
Smriti Nigam said:
 
Well friends, although I like and support cricket a lot, I fell that, unintentionally only but cricket has come to a point from where it has become detrimental to other sports. You can see among yourself only, tha how many of us watches other sports played by Indian sportsmen. Of course, a handful! Why is it so? One definite reason could be the hype that cricket gets through the media. People not only watch the match with shear attention but also the pre and post-match shows. Other main reason is the investment of money either by the Government and/or, now as we can see, by the business individuals which lures young minds to have a great profession in cricket. Lastly, I would say that the Government should definitely see to this and take necessary measures to allow other sports perpetuate.
 
Abin Thomas Concluded:
 
Now, if we conclude our discussion I would like to highlight the main points that were discussed.
 
First: Majority of us agreed that the Game of Cricket, in itself, is not spoiling other streams of sports but it's the audience that goes crazy for its favorite sport.
 
Second: Media should give as much exposure to other sports as much it does to cricket.
 
Third: Government and Corporate people need to fund other sports as well so that they could get better training and bring home as much popularity as cricket does. 
 
Remarks:
 
Team - A good team with members willing to participate as no one asked anyone to speak; rather everyone picked their own chance of entering the discussion.
 
Rahul:
 
Confident and aware of his stance
Knows how to take leadership 
Started the discussion and paved the way throughout
Aware of current happenings 
Believes in producing proper data 
Strong chances of getting selected
 
Smriti:
 
Confident but loses her stance
Gets drifted by others persuasive arguments
Believes in accepting what comes along
Strong analyzing power
Does stand a chance to get selected
 
Himanshu:
 
Not very confident
Spoke only once in 20 mins
Believes in joining the bandwagon
Not in a habit of going through newspapers and thus not updated about sport stars.
Does not stand chance of selection
 
Mayank:
 
Extremely confident
Believes in walking down his own path
Very clear on his stance
Knows how to put across his points and views
High chance of selection
 
Abin:
 
Confident
Aware of current happenings
Patriotic
Analytical mind
Does stand a chance of selection

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