No matter how much Saurav Ganguly may go on saying that there is tremendous hype surrounding the Pakistan's tour of India, but as I see it this series is failing to create any buzz that any regular Indo-Pak encounter does.Any clash between these two cricketing giants is bound to raise the fervour, and in the past it has always done so.
But this time around things are seemingly different. While in the past we had media, especially print, covering any Indo Pak encounter (or for that matter, any touring Cricket team) ever so extensively, this series has failed to attract a coverage anywhere close to it. In fact, I'd say this has to be one of the least hyped cricketing event for a very very long time. Nobody's discussing the outcome of the series, no one is discussing tendulkar's tennis-elbow, nobody's doling out advice as to how should Ganguly adapt to playing short stuff from The Pakis. The Cricket pundits too seem to be in hibernate mode as of now!
But what we have is the nation saluting two unexpected heroes, heroes not on the cricket field. Yes, my Inbox just received three mail forwards all in three days, all filled with Sania Mirza pics!!! ( He received six.) And Karthikeyan isn't doing too bad either by winning praises from Schumacher!
Have we finally found alternate heroes?