We need athletes like them now... more than ever!

Aug 29, 2013, 08:45 IST | MiD DAY Correspondent

Amidst the farce that Indian sport is reduced to at times, here are a few people who should be celebrated for they provide some hope

Ashwini Nachappa
The former sprinter is heading a movement: Clean Sports India, which is striving to knock all those corrupt administrators off their perch. She has the supportof many like-minded people and it remains to be seen to what extent  she succeeds.

Abhinav Bindra
India’s lone individual Olympic gold-medallist, is proving to be a thorn in the flesh of sports administrators. He has sided with sportsmen and his opinion carries enough weight to keep all those power-hungry administrators on tenterhooks.

Rahul Dravid
Dravid belongs to that category of sportsmen who play it straight. Having retired from cricket gracefully: an honour bestowed upon a chosen few, Dravid has never shied away from speaking his mind on the sport and what needs to be done to change the perception of cricket. 

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