(I am most likely a minority in what I’ve got to say next, and it is likely I may get flamed for this post, but here it is anyway)
Yes. Indian cricketers have won the World cup – it is a great achievement. No doubt about that. And we as a country are proud of what our cricketers have achieved.
But I am somewhat disturbed about the amount of money that is being splurged on them. I don’t have a problem with BCCI giving 10 Million Rupees (or Rs. 1 Crore) to the players – after all they employ them. It is like a bonus for a wonderful achievement. But some of the other announcements, IMHO, is a bit much.
I don’t live in India anymore, and I don’t pay taxes over there – but if I was still living there, I wouldn’t like the money I pay as taxes to the government be splurged around to cricketers who are paid well anyway. There are surely other ways of showing our appreciation to them, don’t you think?