Abhinav Bindra Creates History!

Abhinav Bindra picked up India’s first individual gold medal at the Beijing Olympics. A commendable achievement by the 25-year old.

There is plenty of press about it already. So I don’t wish to add to the clutter. What I liked most about this young man from the video footage was his calm and composed nature despite having created history. It is such a refreshing change from the Sreesanths, Harbhajans and Kohlis of the cricketing world.

His comments following the victory came across as “simple and down to earth”. He deserves all the kudos.

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2 Responses to Abhinav Bindra Creates History!

  1. C K Jaidev says:

    Pran : That benign smile of Abhinav seems to have fooled you. I quote the Times of India ‘When asked by a European correspondent what he does for a living, he shot back: “I have been drilling holes on a black paper for 10 years. That’s what I do for a living.” Bindra has no patience for run-of-the-mill questions. He has no patience for unwanted criticism either. He simply clams up. He has been criticized often for his attitude, his arrogance, his tendency to simply switch off during interviews.’ And not to mention his dad who has been ‘shooting’ his mouth off to all the TV channels about the great things he has done for his son (without a modicum of humility).

  2. pkurup says:

    mmhh…I based my post on two things. His behavior during the medal ceremony and his interview via phone on TOI. Both of which sounded and looked pretty mellow. Its possible it took time to sink in and then he (and his Dad) went out of control.

    Besides, I think I had a little too much of our angry young men in cricket 🙂

    Whatever be the case, I think we got to give the guy credit for the achievement. He has made it happen in our life time.

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