As I finish my morning news duties at NDTV, I decided to surf NDTVSports.com and read some of the blogs that have been written over the past couple of weeks. Believe you me I wasn't surprised one bit that more than 90% of the featured blogs were on cricket. Should Dhoni be captain? Is India playing too much cricket? The never ending tales and stories of the BCCI or the celebration surrounding U-19 Captain Unmukt Chand's arrival in Delhi post their World Cup win.
Thus, I have decided to do my bit by not writing anything on the gentleman's game. Instead, why not focus on the beautiful game. Having said that football isn't devoid of the many off-field controversies that cricket witnesses and we as journalists love to follow (controversy = TRPs). To name just a few - John Terry couldn't keep his pants up, Ashley Cole never kept his pants up or the various embezzlement charges leveled against FIFA and its President Sepp Blatter. Having said that Lionel Messi is still scoring goals by the dozen, his latest being his 21st hat trick for Barcelona (The 2nd of which was an absolute cracker). Though his biggest and probably most precious goal till date will be the birth of his first child sometime this week.