people here are getting into the pros and cons of conferring the honour to sachin. Infact it is a mode of advertisement by the IAF.
if you think it is wrong precedence to confer the rank, then think of a shampoo advertisement. Aishwarya rai might have used the advertising shampoo in her childhood,defenitely not today, but still promotes the brand.
so IAF can capitalize on the brand value of Sachin to promote more capable people to opt for IAF.
if one remembers the ban on onscreen smoking the picture will become more clear. Youngster will imitate anything the icons do. When sachin takes up rank in IAF, any youngster who is a fan will follow it, since he cannot take honorary position, defenitely he will try for normal mode of selection.
Re: Re: wise move
by revulagaddasreenu on Sep 04, 2010 12:35 AM
yes i do...and a million of our young will...i understand well that i have the liberty of writing this mail only because someone else is flying them even not taking into count the risk. is it fine?
Re: Re: Re: Re: wise move
by revulagaddasreenu on Sep 04, 2010 12:56 AM
'a stupid is a stupid who thinks all others are stupid'...fine. i suggest you take some anti depressants. and if you are india, 'the bakras' like me will save you from external threats and thanklessly enjoy the life.
Good gesture by IAF. It will help brilliant youths to think of joing IAF instead of becoming a professional. IAF is a great Service and spending youth for the country - there is simply nothing like this. I have an experience. Welcome Sachin to our FAMILY. It is larger than cricket.
now the air chief can be made honorary captain of the indian cricket team.silly bestowing such honours os jokers;the air chief was returning the salute to sachi.. but was not wearing a cap;clumsy, the whole thing.
Re: Re: What a waste of honour
by BISWARUP RAY on Sep 03, 2010 11:48 PM
Why only a cricketer should be honored like this? Isn't there any other sport in India? Kapil Dev & his men won the ONLY Cricket World Cup. Sorry to say Sachin played mostly for himself...How many match winning innings has he played? His record outside India specially Australia is horrible!!!!
Re: Re: Re: What a waste of honour
by Ritwik Bhuyan on Sep 03, 2010 11:59 PM
Sachin played for himself with a strike rate of almost 87? Is that the new logic for you, Ganguly with a strike rate of 73 played for his team , but Tendulkar with a strike rate of 87 played for himself?
How many match winning innings has he played? Well to be accurate, he has more than 61 ODI Man of the match awards. I guess those were just gifted to him without any base right? or maybe the BCCI just gifted him those awards without them helping India win matches, right?
His record outside India and Australia? Lolzzzzzzzzzz ..... you are embarrassing yourself. He averages 58 in Test cricket in Australia with 6 centuries. He averages 55 odd in test cricket outside India, and 52 odd in Test cricket outside Asia.
Next time please check your facts before making hilarious statements.
Firstly Indian Air Force is giving a wrong signal to youngsters i.e playing Cricket is more meaningful & rewarding than to defend our country against enemy/natural calamities through IAF/Army/Navy.Secondly, Sachin Tendulakar is representing a sports ( likely he , Dhoni & clan to get selected so early in Cricket & to be able to perform mainly for Millions of Dollar/year) which has got hardly any following outside India/Pakistan/Srilanka/Australia & England ( plus some others) Bookies.I do not think India should give so much importance to this game , as such Sachin or no Sachin, India has not been to finals of World Cup for decades, correct me if I am wrong, I do not follow this game like others ( people will certainly say how many 100s/50s Tendulkar made/missed but no one can say how many Mig 21s/23s/29s have crashed killing Pilots since 1971, FYI India did not loose so many fighters in that war , all put together).Let's all rise to the occasion & Salute all the poor but Brave Airforce Pilots & crew who have been sacrificed time & again by IAF/Govt. ( Refer findings of Kargil war).Forget Cricket, it's game for gamblers some legal many illegal.Jai Ho....
Re: Wrong Move
by bijo m on Sep 03, 2010 11:20 PM
Indians attitude will never change..God save our counrty and our narrow mnded countrymen. They are speaking about a person who served his country for a long 20 yrs. Sachin we salute you as we salute our Nation.
Re: Re: Wrong Move
by ARUMOY DAS on Sep 03, 2010 11:43 PM
To become a Group Captian in IAF one has to serve more than 22 years , only if fighter pilot can make it within that time frame, of course a fighter pilot is flying a war machine worth million of dollars , unsung, while a Icon like Tendulkar has to ammuse some number following spectators/bookies/public with a game which has hardly any following outside old colonies of Britishers (should be left for gamblers).Cricket looks good only in Lagaan & when enemies are outside our borders.
Re: Wrong Move
by Rajesh Kulkarni on Sep 03, 2010 11:19 PM
Mr.Das, your comments are understandable but do not think in one track mind. You need be representing India being in armed forces alone. Focus on the honor he has earned within the country. He holds the rank of highest entertaining sportsman in India anyways. I guess nothing was wrong in this process. Most of Indians know the bitter stories behind those pilots you are referring. Moreover, these stories do not have classified information but rumors...I would definitely agree with anyone who represents India as a brand ambassador.
Re: Re: Wrong Move
by BISWARUP RAY on Sep 03, 2010 11:51 PM
By honouring Sachin IAF has insulted the other aports men as well as other people in Armed Forces who have led down their lives!!!!1 Shame on you IAF!!!!!!
by Asit Chakraborty on Sep 03, 2010 10:55 PM
Real gesture from every mother will train their son as tendulkar, need not to be educationists, doctor or any other player but a cricketer who is earning a lot and at the end could be prime minister, president, novelist, governer or even a chief justice of India and a real God of Indian. Salute India, salute your gesture.