Dhoni tweeted this news recently, oh, and here is how the beast looks.
Hehe, makes me ask the same question - Is that a Bike? Never mind, its a passion for him, and he earned it. My full respect for it. However, the media is blowing this up, well, when its a beast, it deserves some attention right? Ok, accepted. Anyone would feel good on reading a news like that(pure Entertainment). However, what caught my attention, and made me write this post is the comments that followed the posts at - rediff and Yahoo!. I'm quoting a few here
" Fourteen bikes for what? If you can't think of anything else to spend your hard earned money, think of people - going to bed hungry, naked, dying without medical help having no shelter over their head etc. Think of doing something for them ... do something to least of your brotherin and you will be doing for God who is so good and generous to you. "
" These spoilt brats from Bollywood & Indian cricket should go out in the streets and send EVERY Indian kid to school, instead of buying bikes...Bollywood now makes more money for Pakistan thru its singers and stars in India than deprived indians who pampers these parasites."
" atleast he paid all the taxes and brought the bike..unlike sachin who begged...also why is the shame..he is earning he is buying..why u jealous..you also become indian captain if you have the ability "
These are the very few comments found on these sites. For some reason, none of these comments make sense to me, or is it me only? He earned his post, money and fame. Its his job, of which he is doing a pretty good name. These comments almost mean to me like this - If you earn a few extra bucks, don't buy a car - give it to Charity! You don't deserve the money, it's the people's money!. How in world does this make sense?
And to comment on the allegation of Sachin "begging", here is a text from Wiki
" On 4 September 2002 India's then finance minister Jaswant Singh wrote to Tendulkar telling him that the government will waive customs duty imposed on the car as a measure to applaud his feat"
Source : Wikipedia
I'm not jotting down much on this, I would like to know you thoughts on these, please do leave a comment!