Olympics 2012… the green Olympics so to speak as they are going to be first ever Natural Friendly Olympics with increased precautions to protect the environment. Now a lot of patriotic fellows would go out on a limb and fanaticize about other ways these Olympics would be green, namely by the colors of green of our country decorated by the colors of Gold and or Silver. Yes, a bunch of dreamers aren’t we?
The national flag was as we all must have memorized by now was carried by Sohail Abbas along with the hopes of a nation seeking realization of some sort of oh so maturish dream. Yes, it was the same Sohail Abbas that was shunned aside by the Hockey Committee but then recalled as the new “superstars of tomorrow” couldn’t perform for sh*t. It was the same man whose name is only taken on times when there are terms like hockey world cup or Olympics involved. Other than that he has no existence for any of us and why should he? It’s not like he is some Shahid Afridi right?
Seriously, for a nation who doesn’t even support any other sport other than cricket we sure give high expectations to people who somehow do manage to find themselves in a sport that not only gives the body a strenuous work out but also doesn’t require one who day to decide who’s the victor of a match… I mean, why should we right? It’s nice that we give them a little 10 minute spot on our television sets near world cup right? What more do they want? Money? Haha, good joke hockey players, don’t you know that is only for cricket players?
I mean we are that nation that would expect gold from our team but won’t support them for crap. We are the nation that would come out to greet them with garlands of shoes if they fail but would never say, “Hey, with the funding you do have, you tried your best. We are still proud of you for giving it your all and competing against world class teams who were there to win.” No, why should we? I mean there is no word as “Loss” in our vocabulary. We are the proud nation of winners and that is why we (well those who actually would bother to watch, which is roughly about 20% of the nation) only expect Gold from you and nothing else.
If you can’t deliver gold, then why did you even bother to go? I mean why did we waste our money to send you to London? Huh? Damn you! We should have spent that money on giving Shahid Afridi a new nick name or a brand new car! He has a family with kids who appear on the television during matches! Do you have those? Even if you do, the nation doesn’t care. You are just to rot in this country and play for us while we will criticize you even if you are dying of famine and decide to play in another country’s hockey league.
So, in short this is a message of an entire nation to our hockey team: BRING HOME THE GOLD OR DIE!!!