Much is being written on the New, Unafraid, Fearless India after the Brisbane test and the series win over Australia.
Actually, the India that gets to play now, small town and village India, was never afraid in the first place. So it has not become unafraid.
It was so that till now, because of poverty, small town and and village India was not able to afford to play.
The permanent looting….. arre… I mean ruling elite of India used to play, and the permanent looting…..offffoo…. ruling elite of India was and and still afraid of their colonial masters, the White skinned thugs.
Yes, the invaders could never move out of the few big Indian cities. Villages and interior India stayed free, in the true sense of the word. But the big city elite of India has become totally dhimmified, looterified, corruptified, and de-Homo Sapiensfied because of 800 years of bootlicking, bowing and scraping to the invaders.
Rest of India carries no such baggage. So they play without any mental constraints, as equal human beings. Most modern sports are a costly affair. The socialism of the looters of big cities was keeping them rich, and was keeping rest of the India poor. After liberalisation of 1991, rural, interior India got money and is therefore playing and winning.
(Don’t agree with the above? Well, Indian media is still controlled by the big city looters. The just concluded India-Aus series was much more Bodyline series than the original Bodyline Ashes series of 1932-33. Australian bowlers consistently targeted bodies of Indian players. But did you hear a single squeak in media about it? A single mention by the former players of big cities? They were telling you that Indian players were getting injured, but they never told you why. गोरे साहेब नाराज़ हो जाते। Junior को वीज़ा मिलने में problem आ सकती थी।)