Can Gurgaon make a mark at Asiad or CWG this year?
| Thursday | 11th January, 2018
"In Haryana, rural sports are big, they're part of the culture in these places, a culture that's become amplified because people have started winning medals.
GURGAON: Probably the first time Haryana entered any sporting conversation was when Kapil Dev , the 'Haryana Hurricane', was swinging lustily (with bat and ball).
So, if not an Asiad or Olympic medal, a Gurgaon boy or girl can certainly conquer the clay courts or football stadia of Europe.Still, whatever part Gurgaon might play, expect Haryana to assume the lead role again in 2018.
"Mehrotra believes that for Gurugrammers, rural activities are less of an attraction than, say, cricket or tennis or football.
"If Haryana was a country, it would be fifth on the list of gold medal winners at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games," points out Kanthi D Suresh, an HR consultant who has been anchor at the Olympics, Asiad and the Commonwealth Games, a personal witness to many an Indian podium finish.