Eight years ago, I visited this city, at that time, I did not like it much as it was very crowded as well as having language problem etc. Last year again, I came back to this city, this time not for visit only, I came here with the mind to settle down. My family and friends back in the city where I was staying were reluctant. But I was firm to come and settle here.
Many people may ask that what is good in this city, I have long list. If you are food lover, this city is for you, if you want to own your house in reasonable price, this city is for you, if you are into Information Technology, this city is for you, if you want to excel in studies, this city is for you, if you want to start your own venture, this city is for you, if you want your women safe, this city is for you. But I like the most, if you want to take Sports as a profession, this is the only city in India. This is the biggest reason, I came here.
You know that if anyone wants to make sports as profession, that person is very much criticized in the society, family, friends etc. But Hyderabad is the only city in India where people around you, will encourage. If you take the example of current sports persons representing India in world, the list is very long. If you take example of Badminton, only Hyderabad produced world-class players, Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Srikanth Kidambi, Parupalli Kashyap. If you take example of cricket, Mithali Raj, Very Very Special Laxman etc. If you take example of Tennis, Sania Mirza, an only Muslim girl represented India. The list is very long for other sports too. They are not only representing India, they are winning medals in world stage too. PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal won Olympic Medals in 2016 and 2012 respectively. Sania Mirza almost won medal in 2016. Mithali Raj made Women Cricket Team to World Cup finals twice and highest run scorer among all women cricket players across the world. I am not saying that sports persons are not coming from other parts of the country but Hyderabad Sports persons either get best trainers or zeal, which in result made them winners in world stage and made country proud.
I came here for the same dream, Sports. I would like my son to excel in sports and win Olympic medal(s) for India. He is very young and already his training started. If we start teaching academics at the age of three or four years to have them white color job at the age of 21, then why not we should start their sports training at the same age to excel in sports. If you take sports as your profession, it will not only make you fit, it will give you name, fame and now money too. And the biggest reason is that you can serve your country and make it proud in world stage.
I am fortunate that I got the chance to come in this city which is “Sports Capital of the Country”, Hyderabad.