Cricket In India

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  1. 1. Indians learned cricket from the British.
  2. 2. Game of Opportunities
  3. 3. Unlike other games cricket was a game of opportunity for every one because it had many areas of performance. One could be a fast bowler, spinner, batsman, all rounder, wicketkeeper, fielder. And this was the prime reason for its acceptability.
  4. 4. U Could Play It Anywhere..
  5. 5. INDIA WON 1983 WORLDCUP India were underdogs in the tournament. Until this period most people had only listened to the commentary over radio but this time there was a difference. Color TV had spread in most parts of India and whole India was watching their team play in England. To the surprise of every one India performed so well that they had a dream run in the tournament and managed to defeat defending champions West Indies and became world Champions.
  6. 6. Cricketing Legends of India..
  7. 7. Some extraordinary cricketing talent rose in India. Sachin Tendulkar, Saurav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Verinder Sehwage and many others went on to display some extraordinary talent. This resulted into an increase in a lot of cricketing fans.
  8. 8. 1990s 1991 Industrial Policy opened the doors for foreign companies. Multinational Companies sponsored cricket to advertise their products. PEPSI was a major contributor. This brought a lot of money into Indian cricket. Cricket coverage. India was doing well on field.
  9. 9. Rise of Master Blaster..
  10. 10. 2002 Ganguly Marks the beginning The famous incident where Ganguly took off his T-shirt to celebrate their win against England in 2002 Nat-West series marked the beginning of a new Team India which was as competitive as any other international cricket team and was afraid of none.
  11. 11. 2003 World Cup..
  12. 12. 2007 world cup disaster..
  13. 13. 2011 World Cup victory
  14. 14. Meanwhile the IPL
  15. 15. The Indian Premier League proved to be an opportunity for young talent to groom under international exposure and earn handsome amount. It had an overwhelming response from the viewers. Because it provided to the increased apatite for cricket. It had brought together the two prime sources of entertainment for Indians Cricket & Bollywood.
  16. 16. Crickets domination over other games Criticizers have always said that cricket had been given more attention and that this has lead to lag in developments in other games. But the actual truth is that Indian cricket and cricketers have earned this place in the heart of Indians by their hard work and dedication, they have proved to be the best in the world and made their country proud. Also there is a huge misconception that hockey is the national game of India but the truth is there is no game mentioned as national game of India.