Sunday, April 17, 2011

Successful sports professionals can earn a great deal more money than people in other important professions. Some people think this is fully justified while others think it is unfair. Discuss both these views and give your opinion.

Sports today have become a full fledged profession. This has helped the sportsmen to earn astronomical figures as a part of earnings. This phenomenon has also raised a hot debate, as to whether the earnings that are often more than the people from other trades are justified or not.
Today the casual performers have been replaced by the well-trained & well-versed professionals. The players toil hard & train to improve & maintain performance for the next competition & to keep up the tempo. Also, it is always under a constant threat of disabling Injuries during a match or training. The life of the sportsmen’s career is generally too short that spans only over a decade & a half, beyond that the players will have switch professions. In this period, sportspersons have little time to earn for insuring rest of their lives.
Moreover, the players today are the National heroes & Idols for the Billions of their fellow countrymen & definitely rule their hearts. For e.g the cricketers in India have a bigger than life Image and any monetary reward bestowed upon them is always justified by their fans as deserving.
Although some sections of society are contrary to this view & regard it as absolutely unjust to other professionals from other streams. They feel that they too toil hard to perform & produce results, which could be in more important Industry & role for the Society, Economy & country. They consider Sports as a leisure & non-essential activity.
In my opinion, today sport is an independent industry which is not only generating employment directly or indirectly, but also a source of good commerce. It is practical & fair for the players, being an essential component to earn, huge & big, after all they deserve it.