The intensity of Indians for the love of Cricket is unmatchable with any other country. Cricket is not only a sport in India whereas, but it is also considered as the most influential sport of India. People are like obsessed with the sport, and their dedication towards this particular sports is leaving all other sports behind.
There was a time when Hockey was the most popular sports in India, and during that phase, India was the most dominant country in this sport. But eventually, after Independence, this love and dedication towards the sport have been faded. And slowly the love for Cricket arisen and this made India the best team in all formats of Cricket in the world. There are some main reasons behind the rise of Cricket as a sport and professional sport in India.
Easy and Cheap Sport for Kids
Cricket is a kind of easy sport to adopt for a child, and at a basic level, they don’t require much equipment’s to play the game for their entertainment or as a hobby. Kids need only a bat and a ball and a minimum of two players to play the game. As well as, they can play it in some congested or small area. Not like other sports (Hockey and Football) which require an ample amount of space to play and a proper team as well.
The kids are so much exposed to Cricket that they can play it in a congested area like gully (streets) or even at inside their home.
Good Coaching Facility
In India, there are a huge number of coaching institute or coaches are available at the initial level for a kid to start learning cricket. On the other hand, if we talk about other sports, it is very difficult for an interested child to find a good coach to learn the new dimensions of their favorite sport apart from Cricket.
The high demand of Cricket among teenagers is also the biggest reason which made the availability of these facilities and infrastructure in the Country.
Good Governing Body
As far the Cricket is considered, the governing bodies i.e. BCCI is the strongest and most influential governing body in India of a sport. For this, the authorities followed a good and organized method to establish their firm hand in front of the world.
Whereas, the other governing bodies of sports like Hockey, Football, and others are highly disorganized and filled with a huge number of internal disputes. All these reasons don’t let these sports to arise and face the financial crisis, which forces the players to opt for other sport like Cricket, where they could earn good money.
As well as, there are many other reasons responsible for the growth of Cricket in India as compared to other sports like endorsements, advertisements, huge viewership, and many more. But the authorities and government need to focus equally over other sports as well. So that India emerges as a good Sporting Country not only a good Cricketing Country.
The viewership for any sport can only be gained if the sport gets played or promoted in India among youngsters as another career option. Apart from Cricket, the young brigade of India is opting for Badminton, Wrestling, Tennis, Boxing, Billiards, and few other sports. Still, they are not getting that much recognition in Country what they deserve, whether from the viewers, the government, or the Governing authority. These type of neglecting attitude towards other sports could cause a huge loss to India in the future. So, it is high time to realize the importance of other sports and providing proper coaching facilities to students.