By Dr. Abdul
Match-fixing is not a new phenomenon in cricket; it has been going on ever since cricket was introduced by the Englishmen as a sport of “gentlemen” in order to keep their colonies in good humors. No introduction is needed about India’s hidden agendas or to tell about Indian greed for big status in every thing and its fight for some importance in world affairs. It is using its militarization of Jammu Kashmir as a trump to showcase its military power to UNSC and come closer to the USA that has literally colonized Afghanistan and Iraq.
Australians are world champions in cricket, while Sri Lanka remains the Asian Champions in the field, while India has been crying over its failure to reach any where near. Recently years, therefore, India has been indulged in match-fixing to highlight importance of some of its players. Matches are fixed in such a way that the end result is foretold. The powerful cricket mafia, as it is widely known, is behind the matches and guiding the players via different techniques.
Current Test between India and Australia in India is interesting too. India thinks in today’s world only deceptive methods like “match-fixing” and bribing would be beneficial to Indian greatness. Instead of three or five, they have decided to play only four matches. Aussies are supposed to underplay to show they are weakened by a “strong” India and make Indian team appear a super team, and project Sachin the greatest cricketer of the universe so that he could be given some more national awards. First they helped Sachin to make a new record by breaking the Lara’s world record. Then they gave 100 runs to Ganguli as a parting gift. In order to make it appear they are not doing anything for India under Indian pressure for money, they also give some 50s and 100s to others as well in a sustained manner.
Nice Australian Guys allowed too many runs for Indian kids. As per match-fixing, it seems, Australia should get 3 matches and India the final one. The main goal of the test matches is to clear the case of Sachin, but the Ganguli case came up on the way when he declared to leave cricket for ever. Then the Aussies have considered his case also sympathetically and offered him 100. Now Indian guys should reciprocate by giving them all 100 runs. Indian prestige is at stake now. India has to honor agreement of giving Ponting another 300 runs in return for service for Sachin and Ganguly.
Australian cricketers or Aussies are indeed nice guys. This time Australians have helped Indians in a big way. Sachin etc make and break records as per match-fixing. They let Sachin to “set” his record straight, Indians don’t even thank them. Indians gave just 5 runs to Ponting and 54 runs to Hussy, why? Indians are obsessed with number games. What a people and what a country? Enough of dramas!
Zaheer Khan, who has been fined, is angry because the Aussies did not give him another 50 plus. But he should understand the match-fixing “rules” or norms. They have priorities, Sachin, Gaurav were more important than Zaheer. If he understands the “rules” he could even become the captain some day. Other wise, he could be thrown out of team and would never play cricket in life. After all Zaheer, a Muslim is just tolerated in Indian team. If he reads the writings by Indian cricket fans in Indian media being promoted by anti-Muslim Indian media controlled by intelligence, he would understand where exactly he stands. Indian media just don’t want Muslims gain any importance in the country, including in sports, and they mercilessly criticize Muslim players for not proving their “worth”. In fact the media don’t like Muslims to reach the top positive news items, except in areas like the so-called “terrorism”.
But Indians are ungrateful to Aussies. They don’t thank them, let alone appreciate their cooperative pro-India actions. Indians are tough & practical people who know the worth and value of money. Meanwhile, Australian team needs to be appreciated for their cooperative spirit playing against India hosts. Both Ponting (05) and Hussy (54) could be given an Indian government scholarship or a job or a coach post in due course, or even an award.
In the first test, Australia made fantastic total in the first innings but by underplaying the next innings, they voluntarily let the guests dismiss them and get a nice draw to appease the Indians. In the second Test, the Aussies allowed the host Indians to make very impressive innings and let themselves collapse altogether. That is the game India expects and seeks from its strategic partner in joint military exercises. As a nucleriazed partner of the USA, Australia very little choices and has to oblige India.
It appears, India has successfully employed US strategy of using Indian “terrorism” to coerce the “innocent” cricketers from Australia and hence the world cricket champions behave like little cats in front of Indian “lions”.
*Edited only for brevity & clarity at ABC – A Blog on Current affairs