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Wednesday, April 06, 2005

The Game Spreads

Dhoni, the new star of the Indian cricket team, is from Jharkhand.

Think of the stars of Indian cricket in the past few years. Sehwag from Delhi, Yuvraj from Punjab, Kaif from UP, Balaji from Tamilnadu, Pathan from Baroda....

Looks like the days of the Mumbai-Karnatak monopoly are over. Now the Indian team is truly pan-national, with hardly any state association having a big chunk.

This is a good sign because it means that talent from all over the country is being unearthed. The game is spreading all over the country.