Cricket is currently the second most popular sport in the world. Cricket is the most popular sport in the subcontinent. Moreover, cricket is very popular in England, Australia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, South Africa, West Indies, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, Scotland etc. Although cricket was born in England, its popularity is highest in India. In India, cricket is considered a religion. However, cricket is indeed popular only in a handful of countries. However, the ICC is trying to increase the popularity of cricket around the world. Anyway, let’s get to the main point.
Cricket is divided into three formats. The longest format is the Test match. Which is a game of about five days. Then there are one-day matches or ODI. It takes about a day to complete an ODI match. Where each team gets the opportunity to play 50 overs. T20 cricket is the shortest format of cricket. In this format, each team gets the opportunity to bat in twenty overs. It takes about three hours to complete each T20. In addition, two new formats have been added to cricket, one of which is T-10 cricket. Another is The Hundred Cricket.
How popular is cricket?
Cricket is one of the most popular sports in the world. Three cricket leagues are among the top fifteen spotting leagues in the world. The fourth most popular sports league in the world is the Indian Premier League or IPL. In sixth place is the Australian Cricket League Big Bash. Pakistan Cricket Premier League PSL is in 13th place. According to Al Jazeera, 144 billion is gambled around the world every year with the IPL Football, on the other hand, is gambled for only 60 billion a year worldwide.
Cricket is the most-watched sporting video on social media. According to YouTube, twice as many cricket videos are viewed on YouTube as football. Cricket is also a very popular sport on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Cricket is also a very popular sport in more online sectors.
Is cricket a boring sport?
We respect everyone’s choice. But, indeed, cricket is not a boring sport at all. Even a five-day Test match is not a boring sport. If you can watch the test match patiently. Then you will understand the real fun of a Test match. This is what people in Bitcoin, Australia and New Zealand understand. ODI cricket is one of the most popular formats in the world today. The 2015 India-Pakistan ODI match was watched by around two billion people from all over the world. Which are the most viewers in a single match. Never before have so many viewers seen the FIFA World Cup final.
Cricket has also been such a breathtaking match that many people have died of heart attacks. His childhood coach died of a heart attack after seeing Jamie Neesham six in the Super Over of the 2019 ODI World Cup Final. Many more such incidents have taken place. Moreover, many players have died on the cricket field.
So we can never call cricket a boring sport. Respecting every sport is the basic responsibility of a sports lover.