It is no exaggeration to say that cricket is a sport that has caught the attention of all the people of the world. Cricketers are celebrated by fans all over the world. Cricket games that are full of money and fame are loved by everyone regardless of age.
England is the Homeland of Cricket
The game has been played in England since the early seventeenth century. Cricket was invented by the people of England especially to enjoy the summer holidays. But now it is being played in many countries all season. Public interest and involvement in this sport is increasing.
It is a game of eleven on both teams. Two members of a team play with the bat, and one of the opposing team throws the ball, while the other ten members of the team fielding. If the batsman leaves according to certain rules, another member of the team will come and play. Similarly, if ten batsmen are out, the players from the opposing team will play with the bat. Throwing six balls is called an over.
Test and ODI Match
As far as cricket is concerned, Tests and ODIs are played. Test matches have been played since 1877. For the first time, England and Australia played a Test match.
The game, which lasts for five days, is often drawn without a win or a loss. So the interest of the fans is likely to decline in Test matches. Occasionally they host one-day matches.
ODIs have been played since 1971. The ODI series has been reduced from 60 overs to 50 overs at present.
There are global matches in cricket every year. There were also triangular tournaments in which only three countries participate. But now those matches are not taking place.
Cricket was played at the 1900 Olympic Games. Then it was dropped.
The World Cup has been held since 1975. The West Indies were the first team to win the four-yearly World Cup.
The 1983 World Cup was won by our Indian team led by Kapil Dev and brought pride to India. After Kapil Dev, India won the World Cup in 2011 ODIs under Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Achievements that have occurred
Australian batsman Don Bradman has amassed a record 10,000 runs in Tests. After that, India's Sachin Tendulkar topped the list with over 10,000 runs.
Then in the test match, Indian batsman Sunil Gavaskar became world famous by amassing a record of 10,000 runs. Currently, India's Virat Kohli tops the list with over 10,000 runs.
Similarly, India's Kapil Dev took a record 400 wickets. Courtney Walsh of the West Indies then broke that record. Currently Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan has a record of over 800 wickets.
Kapil Dev went on to captain India and amassed many victories. After him Mohammad Azharuddin amassed many victories. After all, Mahendra Singh Dhoni bought many victories for India.
The interest in cricket, which is considered to be one of the greatest sports in the world, is increasing day by day. Cricket, which was played only in the UK, has spread all over the world and is now played in more than fifteen countries. The fact is that the longer it spreads the more the nations of the world will play.