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What Is It With Cricket And Name-Calling?

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Is cricket really a Gentleman’s game? I don’t think so.

There is one thing I always notice in almost every match and that is – NAME CALLING. And it’s not started just recently. It is as old as cricket itself.

In India, cricket is religion. Be it kids, youngsters, or elderly, everyone watches it with full zest and absorption. But what is it that is demeaning cricket’s image? Sledging/ name calling. When any sport is watched by billions of people around the world, it automatically affects the mindset of people, especially KIDS. What are kids learning from these cricketers? That is how to react when you get any wicket, how to abuse your opponent when he hits a six, how to take out your anger by insulting your opponents. 

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There is outrage, anger, sadness, sympathy, disappointment and what not. People want nothing but death penalty for the criminals. But it makes me question – Is it the ultimate solution? Will such heinous crimes not happen ever again if we give death sentence to these criminals? Will there be change in the minds of people who commit these crimes or think of committing? Will there be change in the way women are treated today? Will there then be a new morning full of hope and positivity? If yes, then go for it. But, if you think that these things are still Utopian, then think again. Think again, before you go out on the streets and demand for death penalty.

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Yes, it’s true that this heinous crime deserves death sentence. But thinking that death penalty will stop such crimes from happening again then it’s absolutely wrong. There have been so many cases where…

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