India is Team No. 1 in cricket. It has been a long, hard journey and the end result is certainly sweet. We all rejoice. I really hope we maintain this position for a long, long time to come. And we are the team that all other countries look to beat.
But spare a thought for Hockey too, which was once the pride of India. How many of us knew that the Champions Trophy is being played right now, as I type? We did not even qualify for the Champions Trophy being played in Australia.
We will play in the 2010 Hockey World Cup though. By virtue of being the host nation. Not because we won any qualifying tournaments (see here) But this is a chance. If India wins the World Cup, hockey will regain it position in India. I hope the Indian Hockey team is hard at work. They do not have much time. The World Cup Hockey will be played in N. Delhi from 28th Feb to 13th March, 2010.
Ok one more question: how many of you knew that the World Cup Hockey will be played in India in 2010?