Go Back   Team-BHP > Around the Corner > Shifting gears


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 3rd September 2005, 16:34   #1
BANNED
 
mclaren1885's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Bangalore (the city of modded cars) !!
Posts: 4,821
Thanked: 28 Times
Infractions: 0/1 (10)
Default whose the most overrated and underrated sporstman/sportswomen in india??

well guys this is a pretty interesting topic and each one of u will have pretty similar or completely opposed opinion to that of mine..
well coming back to the topic as to who is the most overrated and underrated sportsperson in india..
overrated:obviously got to be the very great and our very own sachin tendulkar!!! closely followed by yuvraj singh(retains his place even after performing once in 20 matches), leander paes,sania mirza(tennis),baichung bhutia(futball),harbhajan singh(one series against aussies and he is named "turbanator")..more to come but cant think of right now..
underrated:man who else than the very great grandmaster vishwanathan anand(doesnt get the hype he deserves after putting india on the world map of chess),mohammed kaif(his consistent performances are not given the praise they deserve),anil kumble(the main stay of indian bowling for nearly a decade and is not the 1st choice spinner),i.m.vijayan( great footballer but largely overshadowed by baichung bhutia),anju bobby george(7th at the olympics and blah,hardly do any1 know she exists) and last but not the least rajyavardhan rathore(come on he won a medal at the mother of all competitions and hardly see his name mention anywhere apart from the week he returned home with the silver)..
guys these are purely my views,so keep ur views rolling!!!

Last edited by mclaren1885 : 3rd September 2005 at 16:38.
mclaren1885 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd September 2005, 16:52   #2
Senior - BHPian
 
sandeepmdas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Varkala
Posts: 1,093
Thanked: 506 Times
Default

Here's my 0.02 c.

The entire Indian cricke team is overrated. But an Indian team with S10 in it, was not. He is an icon of a new generation of dashing, devil-may-care Indians -in all fronts, not only in sports- that superseded the previous generations without killer instinct and laden with inferiority complex

Among the most underrated - Robin Singh.
sandeepmdas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th September 2005, 15:53   #3
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pune
Posts: 80
Thanked: 3 Times
Default

Overrated *has* to be Sachin...
Underrated... Anybody else!
DrunkenMonk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th July 2008, 12:27   #4
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 41
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

Reviving an old thread, but Olympics are about to start and whole lot of underrated athletes have a chance to become superstars (not overrated).

I am backing Badminton And Boxing to put some fight (not literally) and maybe get that elusive medal for our country.

Any expectations from our Olympics Squad? Who are you backing? Any underrated potential?
maktags is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th July 2008, 14:26   #5
Senior - BHPian
 
normally_crazy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 4,368
Thanked: 383 Times
Default

Overrated - Sachin (cricket) , Sania (Tennis) , Anju George (Long jump), Harbhajan Singh (Cricket), Saurav Ganguly (Cricket)


Under rated - Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore (Shooting) , Mohd Kaif (Cricket), Vishwanathan Anand (Chess)

Will update more later as I remember.
normally_crazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th July 2008, 14:37   #6
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Technocrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Mid West
Posts: 14,861
Thanked: 2,398 Times
Default

Umm Why is VV Anand Under rated? Everybody knows his caliber & achievements its just that he doesnt have as many Fans thats it.
Technocrat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th July 2008, 14:39   #7
Senior - BHPian
 
Spitfire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Panaji - Goa/Bangalore - Karnataka
Posts: 3,240
Thanked: 600 Times
Default

Can we argue over other member's choice?
Spitfire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th July 2008, 14:40   #8
BHPian
 
sanjayatarizona's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: "God's own Shaap"
Posts: 352
Thanked: 5 Times
Default

Under rated: The Indian Kabbaddi team. We have won every major Kabbaddi medal and no mention of them anywhere? Shame on us..
sanjayatarizona is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th July 2008, 14:49   #9
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Delhi
Posts: 170
Thanked: 96 Times
Default

Over rated which actually is not required - Sania Mirza..

Under rated who were supposed to be rated atleast - Anup Shirdhar who has reserved a berth for Beijing Olympics in Shuttle Batminton
Sportygellar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th July 2008, 14:59   #10
Senior - BHPian
 
finneyp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 2,603
Thanked: 138 Times
Default

In terms of Sports:

Overrated: Cricket, Cricket, Cricket

Underrated: Hockey, Shooting, Archery

Underperformance: Tennis, Athletics, Football
finneyp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th July 2008, 15:08   #11
BHPian
 
vinayvtec's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 390
Thanked: 8 Times
Default

I was trained by a national basketball champion call Rajan, he has even represented India many times, and he has even broken many rings in his dunk. There are many sports men/women in India who is not getting recognized.

Only sport that has got high rated.
vinayvtec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th July 2008, 15:18   #12
Senior - BHPian
 
srishiva's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bengaluru
Posts: 3,465
Thanked: 692 Times
Default

Sania Mirza is the most overrated Indian.
People need to be innovative to promote other sports.
srishiva is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th July 2008, 15:21   #13
Team-BHP Support
 
Samurai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: B'lore-Manipal
Posts: 22,042
Thanked: 13,488 Times
Default

Are we counting Golf, Chess, Billiards, Carrom, Bridge, etc as sports? Hope not.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sportygellar View Post
Over rated which actually is not required - Sania Mirza..
Quote:
Originally Posted by vinayvtec View Post
Only sport that has got high rated.
What is the meaning of the above quotes?

I don't believe Sania is overrated. Before you call her overrated, check who is the next Indian in the world Tennis ranking and where they are in the list.
Samurai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th July 2008, 15:42   #14
Senior - BHPian
 
shankar.balan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: BLR
Posts: 8,053
Thanked: 5,304 Times
Default

Bang on.

100% correct that Sachin, Sania and Saurav Ganguly are hugely over-rated. Perhaps it is time for them to shut shop and go home instead of taking up space required for better, more promising youngsters who need a chance!

HOwever, V. Anand is more "low key" than under-rated.

Quote:
Originally Posted by normally_crazy View Post
Overrated - Sachin (cricket) , Sania (Tennis) , Anju George (Long jump), Harbhajan Singh (Cricket), Saurav Ganguly (Cricket)


Under rated - Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore (Shooting) , Mohd Kaif (Cricket), Vishwanathan Anand (Chess)

Will update more later as I remember.
Why should GOLF not be counted as a Sport? It IS most certainly a Sport.

The others, like Billiards, Carrom, Chess, Bridge etc are games but are broadly classified under the category of "sports"

Quote:
Originally Posted by Samurai View Post
Are we counting Golf, Chess, Billiards, Carrom, Bridge, etc as sports? Hope not.

What is the meaning of the above quotes?

I don't believe Sania is overrated. Before you call her overrated, check who is the next Indian in the world Tennis ranking and where they are in the list.

Last edited by Rehaan : 30th July 2008 at 23:13. Reason: Merged. Please use the EDIT button to add to an existing post within 20 minutes instead of postnig another consecutive post.
shankar.balan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th July 2008, 15:49   #15
BHPian
 
vinayvtec's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 390
Thanked: 8 Times
Unhappy

Quote:
Originally Posted by Samurai View Post
Are we counting Golf, Chess, Billiards, Carrom, Bridge, etc as sports? Hope not.

What is the meaning of the above quotes?

I don't believe Sania is overrated. Before you call her overrated, check who is the next Indian in the world Tennis ranking and where they are in the list.
I think its time for me to go to bed, sorry..
vinayvtec is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Review JK Elanzo, a grossly underrated tyre(EDIT: Rightly so!) tsk1979 Tyre & Alloy wheel Section 39 6th August 2017 17:17
2006 Volkswagen Touareg 3.0L V6 TDI : Underrated German Engineering SS-Traveller Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 53 25th March 2016 17:08
Wide Tyres - More Contact? More Grip? or Overrated? smartcat Tyre & Alloy wheel Section 61 31st July 2013 02:44
Tata Vista - Highly Underrated MJD hatchback compared to Swift ?! DCEite The Indian Car Scene 142 10th December 2012 16:26
Paintings: Overrated, or do you appreciate them? How much would you pay for them? e1t1bet Shifting gears 17 24th March 2010 14:35


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 09:41.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks