Is passion for Hockey dead in India?Hockey - is our national game. There was a time when Hockey was one of the few games that India was the best in the world at. We were the undisputed champions of the Hockey field once, but now when I see the forum space allocated for discussions on Hockey under the sports section of ISC forum empty, I wonder if there is any passion left for Hockey among young Indians at all.
I believe their are multiple reasons behind the recent unpopularity of Hockey among Indian youngsters and common people.
. Cricket has overshadowed everything else as the sponsors and the spectators are only interested in cricket.
. The constant poor performances by Indian hockey team has made the fans turn away from the game.
.The corruption in all departments of Indian administration has gripped the Hockey federation and has degraded Indian Hockey.
These are the few reasons that come to mind at this instance but I leave the rest of the discussion to the members of ISC to figure out the true scenario of Hockey in India.