Are you kidding me?
Sure, playing a minor sport like basketball is difficult in India, fraught with numerous problems (corruption, poor coaching, lack of facilities, minimal exposure and no pro league). But everytime you feel down in the dumps, and think “This is just too hard and pointless and not worth the sacrifice” watch this video and remember, what REAL sacrifice means:
“A tearful daughter pays tribute to her martyred father by uttering the Gorkha Regiment war cry.”
Never, ever forget that you are incredibly lucky to be growing up in a vibrant democracy, where every day our #bravehearts are laying down their lives so that you can live yours.
#BasketballIsTough it seems. We can FLOOD the #NBA with #IndiaBasketball players. We can be among the top five in the world, just like China has been in the past. But the buck stops with YOU. The onus is on YOU to make things work. Research, read, network. In the age of the internet, be your own teacher. Be an #Ekalavya for God’s sake!
(That’s by Gandhi FYI, who also happens to be Indian only)
India ballers, the clock is ticking.