Asian Wrestling Championship 2017 started from 10th May at KD Jadhav Indoor Stadium, New Delhi. Talented Olympic medalist Sakshi Malik was going to be playing as well, but why do we care? We have seen it all in the movies and the most we care about is cricket.
A women’s wrestling championship doesn’t comply with the Indian taste. Time and again, this bias comes to light be it the game of hockey, women’s cricket, or wrestling. Players suffer from lack of funds and followers.
Something similar happened at this year’s Asia Wrestling Championship during women’s wrestling feat when less than a hundred people marked attendance for the game. It is true that we have a gem of sports players, however, they come to our notice only when a movie is made to cash on their success and struggles.
The tweet says everything:
Less than 100 people came to see India’s women wrestlers fight for gold at the Asian C’ship. Dangal made 700Cr because millions watched it. pic.twitter.com/uNDeerrJhB
— Nikhil Naz (@NikhilNaz) May 12, 2017
Movies like Mary Kom, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Dangal earned sacks full whereas the condition of these games and sports personalities remains unchanged. Are we only looking for a dramatized version of their story?
The realm of Sports is where a country can leave a mark on the world. To be able to excel in physical prowess is a matter of pride for a country. If we expect these games to develop and represent our country on a better scale, then our duty as a citizen is to encourage our players and the games they play.