Virat Kohli is pushing Indian cricket to a new highby Opinion Express November 1, 2017 0 comments
A country of 1.3 billion people just blindly follows Politics, Cricket and Bollywood. Just watch any TV channel for an hour; the content will have political news, prominent leader speech, and commercial with cricketer or a film star. The amazing transformation was pushed by the advent of television in the 1990’s and it became bigger and bigger with huge money chasing politics, cricket and Bollywood. Narendra Modi , Virat, Sachin, Shahrukh Khan, are household names in any part of the country courtesy TV, Radio, Newspaper and social media. The personality cult surrounds superstars is phenomenal story for the people following them, the pressures to keep up the demands of over billion people are huge too. Leadership can transform a country, so the team of eleven men can be motivated by aggressive competent leadership. Virat Kohli is outstanding sportsman and huge influence on the Indian cricket team. The Indian Men’s Cricket Team is in the recent times seems to possess a Midas touch. It appears that everything that team under Virat’s command touches turns into gold. With the recent conclusion of One Day Internationals (ODIs) series against Australia, India has/the team has finished on the top of the Cricket Ratings in both the Test Matches as well as ODIs. The phenomenal success of the team has been attributed to many/several factors, one such being the smooth transition of the captaincy in the hands of Virat Kohli’s hands. In the test cricket, India has quite successfully clinched last eight test match series in a row. it is just one short to equal/level the record of Australia, nine consecutive victories on a roll. The formidable form of the team must be decoded in detail and also the roles of young players especially Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah being pivotal to achieve the desired goals on a consistent basis.
On the economic front, Demonetization and GST has become the main political agenda of the present political scene. But the principle agenda that needs immediate focus is NPA of the banks in India. There’s no doubt that the UPA left poison pills behind; but the Government must get tough. The Indian banking sector is in crisis and someone needs to call out the culprit, the UPA Government, which allowed ridiculous loans to be approved. If facts are investigated, it will emerge that several gold plated loans were given to favoured businessmen. It is, therefore, not surprising that journalists, friendly to the previous regime, are flying kites and are trying to discredit legitimate business loans given to people close to the current administration. When Congress leaders attack the Modi Government for allowing defaulters such as Vijay Mallya to ‘escape’, one cannot but be astounded at the hypocrisy of such spokespersons. It was the UPA that gave massive loans which did not have a semblance of logic. Anybody with a modicum of intelligence could see that Mallya’s airline was in a tailspin and was going to be crushed under the one time liquor baron’s immense ego. The problem is beyond Mallya and it has reached to many known corporate houses where the amount of toxic loans are higher than the Mallya golden benchmark bad loans. Surely Gujarat and HP state elections are important for both the national parties but the main reason why the Indian economy is bleeding is never addressed by political elites, the reason is simple industrialists taken loans are close to both the parties so debate is conveniently transferred to GST and demonetization. Healthy economy can ride on healthy banking system but the state of banking in India is pathetic. NPA has broken the backbone of banks in India; it is high time that policy makers must get serious about the most serious issue that has paralyzed Indian economy.
– Prashant Tewari, Editor-in-Chief