Fruitless efforts for cricketFrom children to old aged people almost all and sundry seem to be crazy for cricket and are involved in it either actively or passively - some of the new comers are aspiring to have a career in cricket or some of them watch it for passing their time or some people play bet for fun or even gambling.
I have also wasted my time in playing cricket and the result was big Zero. I, often, think if I had done so much hard work in any other game as I did for cricket I would have excelled a good leap. Time has taught me this lesson that today's youth should focus on other games/sports than cricket and should try their best to play, at least, state level games if not able to play at national level. They will secure their future easily, however, those who have extraordinary talent can try in cricket too but there is a cut throat competition at every level, only lucky players or having solid source can go forward.
Since cricket is on top on priority against rest all games, even ministry of sports also prefers cricket to other games, so yourh don't go in other sports but in small number and this is why us despite having big population fail to win medals in Olympic games. Winning two- three medals is nothing for big India in comparison with several small countries winning many golds. India does not lack in talent but chunk of talent which can create history in other sports is lost in fruitless efforts for cricket.