Indian cricket August 28, 2012

India U-19s should be kept grounded

After India's Under-19 World Cup victory, the media has heaped praise on the players

After India's Under-19 World Cup victory, the media has heaped praise on the players. While that is natural, says Chetan Narula in cricketnext.com, there is also a responsibility for the media and others to keep them grounded.

Already, if you notice some written pieces or what the news channels are preaching, we may have already found the next Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble, Kapil Dev, Bishen Singh Bedi and Sachin Tendulkar/Virat Kohli, in that order. In case you cannot identify, these analogies refer to Pujara, Ashwin, Baba Aparajith, Harmeet Singh and Unmukt Chand respectively.

For once, let us then forgive this urge to draw parallels and build palaces in air. However when we exercise this right, it is then also the responsibility of each of us to help keep them grounded at all times.

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