Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Sania Mirza and this blog

Sania Mirza and this blog share a very special relationship. No not because she is a contributing writer or a guest editor here, but simply because of the number of hits she has attracted to this blog! There was a time when people in counts of hundreds would be here looking for sania Mirza pictures or biography and stuff!

The number has declined somewhat recently but still the number of people who drop by on The Enginerd looking for Sania Mirza continue to amaze me. I mean, alright I understand India's obsession with its posterboy cricketers is on the decline and we're looking at alternate heroes like Narain Karthikeyan and Sania Mirza but there has to be some limit to the importance that we attach with them.

The whole nation made Sania Mirza sit on its shoulders and all she did was to excel a bit more than all her predecessors did! Everyone in India suddenly believed that we had found a world beater! What did she do? a) Won a WTA Title, b) Reached Round 3 at Australian Open beating an under 10 ranked player, and c) ... and that is all theres to it! Of course, I take away no credit from her, for her achievements are amazing and well beyond what an Indian has achieved in Women Tennis but all this adulation is a tad too much!

For their sake, our obsession with them has to end!

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