Since the very early days; man evolved many things to express his latent talent. Sports are the invention of this latent talent. There are innumerable sports which are played all over the world. All have their own significance and value for its players. Some sports are very popular and eagerly followed and loved while some are not equally popular. Cricket is one of the most popularly viewed games in the world. It has gained great popularity in recent time. There is craziness and enthusiasm among cricket fan is the reason that has contributed a lot in making the game quite popular.
What is cricket? Cricket is a game played in open big green field. There are two teams and each has eleven players including one captain, one wicket keeper and remaining being batsmen and bowlers. Cricket is not a game of running or achieving target between pitches. If it had been so, it wouldnt have engulfed entire world in its grip. The whole world seems to be crazy behind the game of cricket. Two versions of cricket are played in the present times. These are test match and one-day matches. Earlier, only test matches were played but with the introduction of the short version, more and more people have become attracted to the game.
There were only few countries like England and Australia, which would play cricket in beginning. But the popularity of cricket attracted even those countries that were not playing test match. Afterwards, West Indies, New Zealand, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe and more recently Bangladesh, Kenya, UAE and Canada have also entered the world of cricket. A total of nine world cups, including ongoing one in West Indies has been played till date. Australia has been most successful team in the world who has won this prestigious title three times. West Indies have won it twice while Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka have won it once.
Cricket has given many famous personalities to the sports world. Fans all over are crazy to catch a glimpse of their favorite cricketers. A number of records has been made and broken in the game of cricket. This has contributed towards bringing cricketers into the limelight. Cricketers all over the world are revered and respected by flowers of the game. Cricket is game of passion and enthusiasm for cricket fan. Popularity of cricket is growing day by day.
In, cricket nothing is certain and constant. Any player or team has capacity to turn match in its favor. A player or an entire team has to work hard to prove their best abilities on the field. There are very renowned personalities in cricket that are remembered by almost all. Allen Border, Clive Lloyd, Sunil Gavaskar, Imran Khan are some of the players who are remembered by all.
Now, cricket is no more the medium of self-expression. It involves money, name and fame for cricketers as well as for member of cricket board. Cricket, now has become a medium of making money for some aspiring youngsters. Cricket has evolved some new stories in recent past. Crickets name is, now associated with controversies.