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Sports Capital of the Country: Have you visited?

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Eight years ago, I visited this city, at that time, I did not like it much as it was very crowded as well as having language problem etc. Last year again, I came back to this city, this time not for visit only, I came here with the mind to settle down. My family and friends back in the city where I were staying were reluctant. But I was firm to come and settle here.

Many people may ask that what is good in this city, I have long list. If you are food lover, this city is for you, if you want to own your house in reasonable price, this city is for you, if you are into Information Technology, this city is for you, if you want to excel in studies, this city is for you, if you want to start your own venture, this city is for you, if you want your women safe, this city is for you. But I like the most, if you want to take Sports as a profession, this is the only city in India. This is the biggest reason, I came here. 

You know that if anyone wants to play sports as profession, that person is very much criticized in the society, family, friends etc. But Hyderabad is the only city in India where people around you, will encourage. If you take the example of current sports persons representing India in world, the list is very long. If you take example of Badminton, only Hyderabad produced world-class players, Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Srikanth Kidambi, Parupalli Kashyap. If you take example of cricket, Mithali Raj, Very Very Special Laxman etc. If you take example of Tennis, Sania Mirza, an only Muslim girl represented India. The list is very long for other sports too. They are not only representing India, they are winning medals in world stage too. PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal won Olympic Medals in 2016 and 2012 respectively. Sania Mirza almost won medal in 2016. Mithali Raj made Women Cricket Team to World Cup finals twice and highest run scorer among all women cricket players across the world. I am not saying that sports persons are not coming from other parts of the country but Hyderabad Sports persons either get best trainers or zeal, which in result made them winners in world stage and made country proud.

I came here for the same dream, Sports. I would like my son to excel in sports and win Olympic medal(s) for India. He is very young and already his training started. If we start teaching academics at the age of three or four years to have them white color job at the age of 21, then why not we should start their sports training at the same age to excel in sports. If you take sports as your profession, it will not only make you fit, it will give you name, fame and now money too. And the biggest reason is that you can serve your country and make it proud in world stage.

I am fortunate that I got the chance to come in this city which is “Sports Capital of the Country”Hyderabad.

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Woman in Sports in India – A challenging job to do

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I am a sports lover so whoever makes my country proud by winning medal or title, I feel good. I have seen that perspective of our own country towards Man and Woman in sports is entirely different. When Sachin Tendulkar made 100th century, everywhere people were talking about Sachin, but when Women cricketer Mithali Raj made highest runs in women cricket, no post or very few. She is captain of Indian Women cricket team and representing India in World cup. Roger Federer won Wimbledon title, my Facebook was filled with his achievements, just before one day India reached Semifinal of world cup but did not see any posts related to that in my Facebook wall. Isn’t it double standard of people who talk about their love for India?

I don’t know that people know about it or not but taking Sports as a profession in India, a woman does a lot of sacrifices. I don’t know any woman in Indian Cricket team married but in Men cricket most of the cricketers get married at right age. Because after marriage their sports doesn’t affected, they do not fear whether his wife or in-laws will let him play or not. But women do have that fear that is why they don’t want to get married. Mithali Raj is real example of that. She started her career in 1999 at the age of 16 now she is 34 unmarried. Very few men in the country want their wife as sportsperson. Yeah they may want their wife to be a beautician or an Actress but not Sportsperson. Why?

Women who are in sports today only because their parents supported. Don’t know any woman who became sportsperson without their parents support.Saina NehwalPV Sindhu (Badminton Legends),  Sania Mirza (Only Woman Tennis Player) , all women cricketers are example of that, But in the case of Man so many examples are there. MS Dhoni is one of them. A woman can not leave home to live her dreams because then she needs to fight with cruel male dominating society to protect herself from lustful eyes. In my college there was one phrase boys used “Akeli ladki open invitation hoti hai, turant accept karo” (Alone girl is open invitation, Grab it without fear). People in India always make their Idol who are Male why not female. There was interview of Mithali before world cup and reporter asked who is your favorite male cricketer, she answered beautifully , Said “Have you ever asked any male cricketer that who is their favorite Woman Cricketer.” Wonderful reply. How many ads Mithali is having compare to Virat Kohli? Both are Captain of Indian Cricket Team. A question to be asked?

I am cheering for Indian Women Cricket Team in World cup, ARE YOU???

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