Pull out of the tour ? What nonsense ! Hey guys – cricket is just a game which we lost ! It happens all the time, bad umpiring or not. Australia is a damn good team and really hard to beat. But we are turning out to be such a nation of cry babies ! Now all the politicians in India have got into the ‘ cricketing’ act. “Get our team back”. ‘We will fight this insult”. Soon I guess the Indian parliament will be in uproar, forgetting deeper more important issues like ‘law and order ‘ in India, where lives of the under privileged are constantly treated with indifference. Where abuse is the order of the day. The answer to all this is to beat the hell out of the Aussie’s the next match ….. if u can !
and Harbhajan must have said something to Symmonds for everyone to get so upset. But the Indian cricketers have always faced racial insults too. So I do not know what the fuss is about.
Though we Indians are probably one of the most colour conscious and racist people in the world .. The north Indians have traditionally looked down upon south Indians because of the colour of their skin. Our best selling cosmetic is a skin whitener cream. Brides looking for husbands are routinely advertised as ‘fair’. Whe I was at college, St Stephens College in Delhi, some African students were completely ignored. In fact at lunch, if an African student sat next to you, other students would just get up and go to another table and not think about it.
But whatever this is about – this is not a national issue – it’s just a game of cricket – get on wth it and beat the hell out of the Aussies – if you can – and fly home happy .. that’s what to do.