Ask any GRE student, he would say that the word polytheism, comes from two Greek words - Poly, which means “many”, and theo, which means “God”.
Yesterday, the religion called cricket became polytheistic. Till yesterday, there was one god - Tendulkar - and yesterday, another was added – Kohli! He is the Cricket God- version 2.0.
Any follower of cricket would know that, we Indians are a capricious* lot – we are quick to declare people as gods, and then consign them to the hell, if these gods fail to keep their promise to us. (*someone whose mood changes quickly and without much reason – for the benefit of non GRE students :-))
When someone wins what we have (or thought) lost – they are our Gods. When someone loses what we have won – they are the Devils.
We ARE capricious! But there lies an important learning and opportunity. There have been times when we have tried something and failed. I am sure many of us remember our embarrassment when we were called onto the stage, and there our mind, spirit and the body – failed us – shamed us! We saw others laugh. We saw others – declare us as failure! And then we did not try going onto the stage again! Failure made us the devils – in our eyes, and in the eyes of the audience. And next time when we DO go onto the stage – they would – thanks to our previous experience – expect us to fail.
But, what would happen, if we WIN what THEY THINK has been LOST? They would embrace us also as Gods! So cheer up. Know your audience – and go and fight.
There is Kohli in each one of us. Give yourself and the world a chance to see that in US.
Kohli rocks! India rocks! And so shall we!
We are entering the Cricket Season. With the World T20 competition about to start the cricket fever is about to grip all of us, and in our hearts and lips – we are once again going to say – Go India, Go!
For quite a few of us, there are many reasons why we cannot reach our goals. These include, our challenging circumstances, the non-supporting atmosphere, or sheer bad luck. But for a few, there are no excuses.