Test Cricket

Good Essays
Cricket has become the unofficial national game of India. No other sport is as popular as cricket
Cricket! Cricket Cricket! Switch on the television and you will find majority of advertisements with cricketers on most of the TV channels.
Listen to young India talking and you will find the conversation centered only on cricket specially when India is playing a cricket match.
With attendance in the faces hardly 50% the streets look deserted and they become a driver’s paradise. You can see groups collected in front of the television screen, tuning to a running commentary, in front of pan shops and dhobis.
You see cricket fans animatedly discussing players and the score betting is its all time high with the Dons controlling the matches. Families sit together, lied to the television, watching their favorite super stars playing. The ‘Ahs’ and ‘Oohs’ which rent the air, with each stroke played by our cricketers, enlivens the environment and makes the game even more fun.
It would not be an exaggeration to say that life in India comes to a stand still, when India is playing a cricket match, especially with Pakistan, which is like fighting a real battle at the front.
We are so passionate about this game that at times it is difficult to control fans. On a few occasions, when India had lost, the crowd went crazy and the game had to be literally stopped. It was the height of craziness when a cricket fan broke his television set when the Indians lost to the Pakistanis.
Cricket has in fact completely, replaced our National game Hockey. It is a game which is pursued as a profession which can make a cricketer a multimillionaire. Maximum sponsorship from big industries/houses is for this game.
Because of this extreme craze for this game all other games in India have taken a back seat. India can think of no other game but cricket. You can see cricket being played every where in lanes, in villages, in towns etc.
This game is popular because it has been glamorized by the

You May Also Find These Documents Helpful

  • Good Essays

    Test Cricket

    • 1437 Words
    • 6 Pages

    Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of 11 players on a field at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard long pitch. Each team takes it in turn to bat, attempting to score runs, while the other team fields. Each turn is known as an innings.The bowler delivers the ball to the batsman who attempts to hit the ball with his bat far enough for him to run to the other end of the pitch and score a run. Each batsman continues batting until he is out. The batting team continues batting…

    • 1437 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Test Cricket

    • 610 Words
    • 3 Pages

    did one against South Africa. At stage they were looking very comfortable with 267-1 on the scoreboard but within no time they were on the ground defending 296. Which is by no means is a difficult score to chase down in current scenario of one day cricket. Still they again looked competitive and lost fighting. I am not questioning India’s strength with the bat. A mere fact which could be of little concern is that in most of their WC matches this season they haven’t taken a single wicket in first…

    • 610 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Rules of Test Cricket

    • 1182 Words
    • 5 Pages

    Rules LAW 1 Number of Players and Captain Nomination of Players NOTES (a) More or Less than Eleven Players a Side A match may be played by agreement between sides of more or less than eleven players but not more than eleven players may field. LAW 2 SUBSTITUTES AND RUNNERS: BATSMAN OR FIELDSMAN LEAVING THE FIELD: BATSMAN RETIRING: BATSMAN COMMENCING INNINGS LAW 3 THE UMPIRES Appointment Change of Umpire Special Conditions The Wickets Conduct and Implements LAW 4 THE…

    • 1182 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Better Essays

    Cricket

    • 2941 Words
    • 12 Pages

    Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of 11 players on a field at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard long pitch. Each team takes it in turn to bat, attempting to score runs, while the other team fields. Each turn is known as an innings. The bowler delivers the ball to the batsman who attempts to hit the ball with his bat far enough for him to run to the other end of the pitch and score a run. Each batsman continues batting until he is out. The batting team continues batting…

    • 2941 Words
    • 12 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Good Essays

    Cricket

    • 333 Words
    • 2 Pages

    Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of 11 players on a roughly circular field, at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard long pitch. Each team takes it in turn to bat, in which they attempt to accumulate as many runs as possible, while the other team fields, attempting to prevent the batting team scoring runs. Teams may bat once or twice each depending upon the format of the game. Each turn is known as an innings. The game progresses as one member of the fielding team known…

    • 333 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Better Essays

    Cricket

    • 1205 Words
    • 5 Pages

    Cricket (game), a high-scoring outdoor bat-and-ball game played between teams of 11 players that originated in England over 500 years ago. A team sport exceeded in popularity worldwide only by soccer and basketball, cricket can be found in over 120 countries. The game has been played in the United States since the early 18th century. II. EQUIPMENT AND PLAYING AREA Cricket Basics Cricket Bowler Bob Willis Cricket Pitch Cricket Bowler Bob Willis…

    • 1205 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    cricket

    • 258 Words
    • 1 Page

    CRICKET Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of 11 players each on a field at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard long pitch. Each team takes its turn to bat, attempting to score runs, while the other team fields. Each turn is known as an innings. The bowler delivers the ball to the batsman who attempts to hit the ball with his bat away from the fielders so he can run to the other end of the pitch and score a run. Each batsman continues batting until he is out. The…

    • 258 Words
    • 1 Page
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Good Essays

    Cricket

    • 340 Words
    • 2 Pages

    Future of Test Cricket Big-time cricket all looks so rosy. It is at the start of a $1.1 billion (£550m) television rights deal for international tournaments, which should keep the wolf from the door until 2015.(ICC) It is weeks away from the quite astonishingly lucrative Indian Premier League(IPL), a Twenty20 competition from which most of the leading cricketers in the world will reap rewards beyond their dreams and avarice. Money has done a lot of talking. Couldn't be better? Don't believe it.…

    • 340 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Cricket

    • 1275 Words
    • 6 Pages

    Technology in Cricket Introduction: For a game as steeped in tradition as cricket is, the question of how much to rely on technology is a perennial and is now becoming increasingly complex. The Decision Review System has been controversial since it was first put in place. If anyone needed proof that cricket 's new video-replay scheme, the Umpire Decision Review System (DRS), has completely changed the sport, the Test series in which England have just slumped to defeat against Pakistan in…

    • 1275 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Cricket

    • 845 Words
    • 3 Pages

    time the two met in Tests, they could not have had more disparate days. Defending a 1-0 series lead, Mathews embraced an extreme form of conservatism and his team drowned in it on the final day in Sharjah. With no choice but to launch an unrelenting attack, Misbah kept his side in the match long enough, until after a whirl of bludgeoned drives and reverse-sweeps from way outside leg stump, he hit the winning run to complete a frenetic victory. Pakistan have been dormant in Tests since that day, but…

    • 845 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays