Glimpse of India – Crazy for Cricket

In India, we have an unofficial religion lovingly called CRICKET. People like me who do not follow this religion are looked down upon as strangers or more precisely, aliens. You can find children as young as 2/3-year-old posing with a bat and aiming to become another Tendulkar or Gavaskar. Parents too feel proud to see their children toiling for run-race.

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The beginning of India’s obsession with cricket goes back to the year 1983 when Kapil Dev and his Devils turned the cricket world upside down by defeating mighty West Indies in the World Cup final. Cricket started gaining popularity in India after the proud win. Proud because it was the first victory of this level to say, ” YES! WE CAN!”
Sachin Tendulkar made his entry to the world of cricket and people got their ‘God of Cricket’. IPL and the satellite television added to the flavour.

We celebrate the season of cricket in India and it is no smaller than any of the natural seasons. Well, literally!
The cricket season has its own characteristics.

1) You can find people listening to cricket commentary by bunking office, college or school during the season. People of higher authority can’t control the breach because the cricket fever grips them first.

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2) Kids learn to play Cricket in small gullies but their dreams are not less than touching the stars. Frankly, this is the only sport Indians find worth-following.

3) When there’s a match with Pakistan, even people like me whose knowledge about cricket is the lowest possible, stay glued to the TV. Nobody wants to miss the excitement.

4) Cricket fever grips all Indians equally. Religion, region, customs, traditions everything comes second to cricket.
Where else do we find an example of equality in diversity?;)

This post is a part of Blogchatter A2Z and Global AtoZ blogging challenge. I’m writing 26 posts in the month of April on the theme Glimpse of India. Follow my work on social media platforms with hashtags #AditiWrites, #CelebrateIndiaWithAditi

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41 Comments Add yours

  1. Pr@Gun says:

    Wow, India and cricket just inseparable. You are touching the soul of India with this series.

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    1. aditi says:

      Keep motivating ❤️

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  2. I am with you in this Aditi, but yes Cricket certainly brings out love for country, unites a group of people and is much loved and celebrated sports.

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    1. aditi says:

      Absolutely:)

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  3. In our country, cricket is not a sport but an essential part of our existence. Loved reading your post.

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    1. aditi says:

      I’m happy that you enjoyed reading:)

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  4. shravmusings says:

    Cricket and Indians are inseparable. You are really touching the core essence of an Indian

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    1. aditi says:

      Thanks Suhasini 🤗

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  5. Mayuri6 says:

    So True! In India Cricket is a religion!

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    1. aditi says:

      The religion people dedicatedly follow 😁

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  6. I am a cricket buff… And MSD is my favorite. Can you believe my ringtone during IPL is csk whistle podu

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    1. aditi says:

      Interesting 😃

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  7. I so identify with you. My knowledge about cricket is minimal but I too watch it just becasue I do not wish to miss the excitement.

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    1. aditi says:

      I feel you

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  8. I am also in the train! a cricket lover!!! my fav are MSD and Virat kohli!!

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    1. aditi says:

      Wow😍

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  9. arun_55 says:

    So true, cricket is an emotion in India and it binds ppl of different age groups!

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  10. Vartika Mehrotra Gakhar says:

    Could agree more Aditi. Cricket and India are inseparable.

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    1. aditi says:

      True 😊

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  11. You’ve captured cricket-mania so well! Who can forget the immense sense of achievement we all felt when India won the World Cup?!!

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    1. aditi says:

      Another Cricket lover spotted:D

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  12. Kaddu says:

    Hahaha! Indians are super crazy about Cricket! :))
    This post was a must in this theme! ‘Glimpse of India’ wouldn’t be complete without cricket!
    :))

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    1. aditi says:

      You’re right! Glimpses of India can’t be complete without Cricket:)
      Thanks for visiting!

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  13. Very true! For most people, cricketers are god and sport is life.

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    1. aditi says:

      India loves cricket and the fandom goes beyond limits.

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  14. Manas Mukul says:

    Nothing unites India like cricket does. Nice one Aditi.
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    1. aditi says:

      Thanks Manas!

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  15. mjothi says:

    Best match played in life is – the match played with the writing pad after the last day of exam in school!! Lol… Cricket, cricket & cricket.

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    1. aditi says:

      Hahaha…. cricket bug bites everyone:D

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  16. Rashi Roy says:

    Absolutely! India & cricket are synonyms now 😁 loved your theme 😍

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    1. aditi says:

      Thanks dear:)

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  17. Sudip Saha says:

    Cricket is the religion that unites 130 crore Indians.

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  18. aditi says:

    Nothing less than a wonder!

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  19. J says:

    Very well written.

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    1. aditi says:

      Thanks 👍

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  20. Cricket and Indian can’t be separated…

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  21. crickexpert says:

    Good read. Well written

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    1. aditi says:

      Thanks 👍

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