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Mamtesh kumar

Tech Lead | Posted 30 Oct, 2018 |

Is cricket losing its popularity in India?

grey stone

Blogger | Posted 14 Jan, 2019

Yes it is. Here's why :
There's just too much cricket these days. In the early 2000s, when cricket was an appetite, there used to be 3–4 series a year and a World Cup every 4 years. However, now, there's a whole new format of the game - T20. IPL every year, champions trophy, Asia cup, World cup in two formats, and then the regular series. This makes it very ordinary and easy to get.

Retirement of Sachin Tendulkar. A lot of people in India started watching cricket because of the consistency and the class of Sachin Tendulkar. His retirement was immediately followed by the decline in cricket followers.

The Fab 5. With the taste of Sachin, people also loved Virendra Sehwag, VVS Laxman, Rahul Dravid, Saurav Ganguly. These were some really good players. You could visualize them as the Pandavs, keeping Indian’s back in every battle. They all had different playing styles, different shots and everyone had a specific role in the team. Retirement of these players is another big reason.

Avtar Singh

Blogger | Posted 12 Nov, 2018

Yeah surely. I am a 90’s kid and was used to watch each ball of an ODI and pray for India to win . But now i don’t even follow cricket news .I think the major reasons are
High scoring matches .Cricket moved to dead pitches , smaller boundaries , rules bent in favored of batsman resulting in pure domination of batsmen . Score of 300 became normal and were easily chased by teams . Every score became reachable .Things became predictable .This led to loss of interest in matches .

Decline of teams like Australia . Now its like only India is playing cricket ,other countries have stopped producing quality cricketers . Competitive cricket is on decline .

Lack of good bowlers . Now we don’t see charismatic bowlers like shane warne , Shaun pollack , Mcgrath ,shoiab akhtar .It was exciting to watch them bowl .

Kuldeep Giri

Teacher | Posted 12 Nov, 2018

Well, As we do see crowd for cricket fans in India then we cant say its losing its popularity but who knows about future.

Even 20-20 made it more popular and its bad impact got on test cricket as there are only few lovers on compare of odi and t20.....