Cricket in India is a topic that has been discussed and written about so many times that any comments or remarks on it will sound like a repetition of already stated facts.
It is not that cricket has been the favourite sport of Indians ever since they were exposed to it. Earlier, sports like hockey and Kabbadi were more popular in India. Cricket has come up a long way to a point when it enjoys an unparalleled fan following as a sport. The excellent performance of Indian cricketers at an international platform is one of the major factors that contribute to the popularity of the sport. India has made its presence felt at important times on the international platform and has even dominated it on many occasions. Cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Saurav Ganguly, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and many more, the title of World Champions in 1983 an d 2011, the victory at maiden 20-20 World Cup, the honour of defeating countries like England, Australia and South Africa at their home grounds on several occasions are events that qualify and justify the claim of cricket as numero uno sport in India.
Last Updated on 12/7/2012