are media persons forcing sports persons to wash dirty linen in public?
February 10, 2007 7:59am CST
Many things may happen in dressing rooms of sports arena. It is good if transparency prevails at all times and at all places. Sometimes, sports persons and managers may feel that it would be prudent to play a low key as any public discussion on a small scratch can lead to big ruptures and even bleeding. But the media persons ask provoking questions and catch the sport persons at weak moments to spill out the beans or make nasty comments about what transpired behind the curtains. Well, this may be the business of any media, as per their avowed objectives. Sometimes, even the sport persons may take the initiative and blurt out unsportive things to place others in embarrssing positions, and again public sympathy. They may be behind the media for getting an interview. What might have actually happened in the case of Rahul Dravid, Captain of Indian Cricket Team, his comments about the Team Manager Desai placed him in a tight spot. Normally, Dravid was reputed for maintaining his cool even in trying circumstances. Do, even the most disciplined minds and tongues have their bad days?