hardwork + results

Hard Work + Results

I am often wrong about many things. I try to understand things from my experiences and beliefs. One such misconception I had is: hard work always brings results. I don’t say everybody believes that. But a lot of us do. I did, in the past.

I, however, changed my view on hard work and results. They often go hand in hand, but not every time.

I have been following the football world cup. If you are American, pardon me, its soccer world cup.

32 teams qualify for the event. And, in the end, only one team wins the world cup. All the remaining teams put a lot of effort and hard work. If they don’t win, does that mean they have not done the hard work? Absolutely not. Luck, I hate to mention it, skills and timing, all play a role, believe it or not.

What I’m saying is, hard work is only a factor, maybe a major one, but that is not the whole picture.

I have to remember that the next time when I’ve worked hard and didn’t get what I wanted, I don’t have to beat myself up.

Thoughts On Arjun Tendulkar’s Selection

He is the son of Sachin Tendulkar, the greatest cricketer, and batsman of all time.

Now, the skepticism is that Arjun is selected in the Indian Under 19 team only because of his father, and many say it’s nepotism that single-handedly helped him to get into the squad.

Do you think that it is possible without talent, dedication, and passion to get into the national team? And, that too to be in the team of cricket loving nation.

OK, let’s say, Arjun has been given a free pass. How many of them can he get?

If he has failed, how could he handle the trolls and media?

He has already faced a lot of adverse criticism. Why put more pressure on him?

Yes, there are supporters of Arjun too.

But, why one has to be so skeptical?

Is your MLA the perfect guy ever in the ruling? Bother about the leaders who rule you and the nation, not about a guy being selected in the U19 team.

Why not think about the things that do affect your life? Why you have to rant about nepotism on social media?

On the other side, the question is, can he deliver for his team? The answer presents itself at the end of the Sri Lankan tour.

“Arjun bowled very nicely in the nets to the England team. He swung the ball in to the right-handers and away from the left-handers. He has good control and bowled very well.”

That is what Paul Farbrace―assistant coach of England Cricket Team―had to say about Arjun Tendulkar―when Arjun was in the practice camp in England.

And, in the last nine matches he has played, he took 18 wickets.

So, why doesn’t he deserve a chance?

We love AB de Villiers hitting sixes even when it is against our nation. So, leave the skepticism behind.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the game.