|Indra in action for Singapore selection against Selangor Selection in 2009 SOS Cup|
Some of the feedback I gathered from the grapevine were disbelief and surprise (not shocking though), while contrastingly, for those who are long enough in the local scene would not be too much a surprise of the SAFFC's striker decision to quit the national team.
Ideally speaking at his age, it's pretty normal for players to prioritize his objectives in life and normally most players would opt for club football instead fighting for the nation.
In the past, I would have deemed this as “unpatriotic” act for turning down the nation in times of it, but having a thought this afternoon and this is the conclusion.
If like what Indra had mentioned “playing football for the national team was a privilege that he no longer sees himself fit to enjoy”, and “I think I have done all I could for Singapore. I will just focus on club football from now on” as quoted in this article on Singaporesports.sg – I think we shall not fault him.
The thing is he had done his part and felt he can't contribute further beyond that, I think we all should respect his decision and let him leave the team while he's still at the top.
Although, it came at time when the team are at its lowest ebb for those negativities surround them lately.
Anyway, things like these are bound to happen, it's just that are all really to accept and move on?
Thank You, Indra...