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Sports in India - Cricket

Cricket is a game that interests many and has become synonymous of being the most loved game of Indians.

The magnetism of this game called cricket is apparent that this game is played in every nook and corner of the country.

Regardless of the age, everyone knows about this game and is watched by all. The people are influenced by the cricket stars to the extent that they have surpassed the fans list of even the great stars.

Cricket originated in south east England initially and then slowly moved towards the British colonies. The game has its roots and is bought to India as one of the favorite pastimes.

Hockey is the national game in India and represents the game at world levels since a very long time, yet as on date the same game has taken a back seat. On the contrary, cricket has come to the forefront and is extensively popular among the masses.

The strong presence and its strength of viewers have put this game in the highest pedestal and the players are well-known. Cricket in India since the early days has been producing talented as well as accomplished players and this includes Vijay Hazare, Sunil Gavaskar, Ranjit Singh, Polly Umrigar, C.K.Naydu, etc. Among them Sunil Gavaskar accomplished the highest status and the fans elevated in indefinite numbers.

Cricket is today one of the richest sports that is paying their players very well and the players receive utmost attention. The charisma of cricket from Sunil Gavaskar went into the hands of Kapil Dev. Kapil made a remarkable feat that people in India became crazy after the world cup victory in 1983.

This as well brought a new passion in cricket with the one day cricket. The new generation preferred the one day cricket than the long session of 5 day cricket. The excitement, thrill and the speed of the game hauled people making them addicted to this game such that India acquired strong position and led it to the international level and has made it a popular sport.

The cricket players accomplished more than other celebrities. Some of the other interesting players are Azharuddin, Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar. The cricket team brought more victories and the charisma never faded.

Sachin Tendulkar created fascinating records that cricket fans increased in a steep rise and this was followed with the Dhoni effect that quickly turned into an Indian cricket icon. Dhoni is leading the team successfully and the Indian players are proving their strength by accomplishing their victory over many trophies and championships.