Indian sports on a high

1 09 2009

Well,what a week it has been for Indian sports!
Indian national football team beat Syria to retain the Nehru Cup in a nail-biting face-off.The game went on to enter the sudden death where goal keeper Subrata Paul defied all odds and came up with the best performance of his life that won him the game and the man of the match award.

Indian team celebrating

Indian team celebrating

Indian football team is definitely going places as it was their 3rd consecutive title win;something never achieved before.All credit goes to captain Bhaichung Bhutia,coach Bob Houghton & the support from the crowd that was as intense as you would see only during an Indo-Pak cricket match.

Indian youth volley ball team qualifies for the quarter league after defeating heavyweights like Polland & Brazil in World Youth Volley championship.Earlier this month,the Indian Senior Volley ball team also shone to the top when they defeated top teams like Russia,Argentina & USA before going down to world champions Brazil.

Somdev Devvarman : Indian tennis' new posterboy

Somdev Devvarman

Indian tennis too got its share when Somdev & Sania Mirza entered the 2nd round of prestigious US Open.Somdev,thus became the fourth indian to do so.It was Prakash Amritraj who did it for India last time,way back in 2000.But this lad Somdev shows much more promise.

Indian contingent in Formula 1,Vijay Mallya’s Force India earned its 1st ever championship points when Gian Carlo Fisichella came up 2nd in the Belgian grand prix.It was a dream run for the Italian veteran driver who also won the first ever pole position for Force India.


In short,Indian sports is showing promise and is trying its best to come out of the shadow of Cricket that has virtually displaced Hockey as India’s national sport.All this eventually shows the coming of age of bold Indians who are willing to pursue unconventional careers & take up different disciplines of sports as a profession.Also,the encouragement they get from Government and leading Entrepreneurs is a good sign for Indian sport.Yesterday,Salman Khan-famous Bollywood actor-agreed to be the brand ambassador (free of charge) of Indian football after watching the tremendous performance of Indian team.




One response

23 09 2010

nice articles .. would invite you to submit your articles at Sportskeeda.. its the biggest indian sports community with 180 writers

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