Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Celebrity woes!

I read this with some disbelief and I hope the report I saw is correct. Newly crowned Vishwanathan Anand was quoted ( sorry, I forget which paper or website) as saying that he wanted to see what sort of crowds he would attract when he returned home. He said he had heard about the rapturous welcome accorded to the Indian cricket team after their T20 win and he wanted to see how he would be received. (Reader Guru has since provided the link to TOI-,prtpage-1.cms)

I am sympathetic to the hockey players being deprived of cash rewards after their Asia Cup win but I thought Anand's remarks were rich! Anand takes home $400,000 as prize money, so he isn't exactly financially deprived. As for the crowds any winner draws, doesn't that have to do with the popularity of a sport? Like so many Indians, I rejoice in Anand's win but, sorry, I am not going to be able to show up at the airport when he arrrives.


Anonymous said...

Of course, The TOI. Here is the link.

T T Ram Mohan said...

Thanks guru!