Poll: Is cricket losing its popularity in India?
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Is cricket losing its popularity in India?

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I last watched a cricket match in 2004 and that was it. Now i just watch probably 30 minutes in an entire 100 overs match, I am a 90’s kid and was used to watch each ball of an ODI and pray for India to win . But now i don’t even follow cricket news.
I still remember when people can’t even sleep if india lost the match.
It is more like a festival and atleast we usually discuss a great century or a great catch for days.
But now… every body hitting sixes, simply hitting centuries, bowling is so weak and the rules are always favoured to batsmen.
Back then there is tough competition between bowlers and batsmen. Bowlers are gems those days.

I still remembered the pain of 2003 world cup final, but I don’t remembered 2015 world cup match where india lost. That’s how it changed.Atleast for me, cricket is not an emotion anymore.
India, pak, bangladesh , srilanka are the only countries that are mad about cricket. Australia – Rugby , its own version of Football. NZ – Rugby , Football . SA – Rugby , Football. England – Football . West Indies – Cricket has collapsed over there , people are looking towards football, athletics. I guess as Kevin Pitersen said, in next 10 years only 5 countries will play cricket .

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True…I believe the same

Moreover I live in tier 2 town here also kids don’t play cricket
Much interested in football and other games

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I don’t think cricket is losing popularity but now a days all other games also getting popular  previously all are only interested in cricket now a days all are interested in other sports too

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As you grow old your interest in earning increases than taking interest in other things, childhood is nothing but enjoying the life without any sort of worries , for most of the people

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People prefer being glued to their mobile phones than spending time with friends.

Open spaces for street cricket have reduced considerably over last 15 years owing to rapid development, especially in cities.

And then, people also grow up. Things other than cricket take priority at different stages in life

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20-20 / IPL / Greed for money destroyed this beautiful game .

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Thoda time nahin lag gaya?? Apun to Hansie Cronje ke time se hi haat utha diye iss se.. triumph

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Ipl aane k baad se sabhi ka yeh haal hai

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In my view, cricket has loose the excitement. I still remember when complete family was mad for cricket but nowadays numbers are few. No new contenders teams. But yes, IPL is turning to be an interesting event every year with its popularity increasing.

Hopefully ISL like IPL will create some football buzz in the country.

Tbf We are not obsessed with cricket anymore.
In year 2017 pro Kabbadi exceeded the viewership of Ind Sri cricket match. And that too without anyone’s appeal.

So, is India becoming a country where people actually watch sports other than cricket?
My answer would be: A big YES!

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Sunny__123 wrote:

In my view, cricket has loose the excitement. I still remember when complete family was mad for cricket but nowadays numbers are few. No new contenders teams. But yes, IPL is turning to be an interesting event every year with its popularity increasing.

Hopefully ISL like IPL will create some football buzz in the country.

Tbf We are not obsessed with cricket anymore.
In year 2017 pro Kabbadi exceeded the viewership of Ind Sri cricket match. And that too without anyone’s appeal.

So, is India becoming a country where people actually watch sports other than cricket?
My answer would be: A big YES!

Don’t forget we’ve been trophyless since 2014.
Bring back UPA government if you really want a Cricket World Cup/ champions trophy……. joy

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Will hate biriyani if force-fed every day.

IPL did that to me with cricket.

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Cricket has been commercialized and rules have been eased out to favour batsman, as audience enjoys more of 4s and 6s instead of dominating bowling. Cricket has just become excuse for many leagues promoting, marketing products….as u know in our times, in 90s we use to stick posters of our favourite cricketers but now there’s hardly any enthusiasm of having one, people have become practical, faced paced cricket is taking over, 60 to 50 overs, 20 to 10 and may be in future the toss will decide the winner….Kevin Pietersen is absolutely right….

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motabhaii wrote:

As you grow old your interest in earning increases than taking interest in other things, childhood is nothing but enjoying the life without any sort of worries , for most of the people

@Dealkeeper I too felt the same & I have always wondered and thought the same .I nvere used miss amy matches India played and keeped an eye other international matches would read the Scorecard in newspapers.
Will read the full Match Summary in English Newspaper.
Wud be too sad if India lost and If Sachin cudnt score well and always wanted to see Sachin raise the bat on centuries.

I’m not sure if it’s after Sachin Retired or its after getting into a job I lost interest in cricket , Now I don’t feel like watching cricket or keeep an update on cricket stories.

I would prefer Finding some deals or Buying things at a cheaper price or wishlist and filter items.

Hav I become a Shopaholic? 😬 No I think I just buy needful things but somethings in advance like dresses even if I don’t need it right now I wud purchase and keep if it’s available for a better price.

I wish and Always Imagine to put same effort in Finding Job Deals 🤗 so that I can Earn a Lot..more.
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In 90’s matches where not so frequent…. Now every other day there is a series or friendly matches….. People need to work and earn….. playing cricket is work for cricketers and looting is work of dimer….

Sabko aapna aapna karam karna hai…..

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deb3l wrote:

Thoda time nahin lag gaya?? Apun to Hansie Cronje ke time se hi haat utha diye iss se.. triumph

Yeah, even after

Saleem Malik
Ata-ur-Rehman
Mohammad Azharuddin
Ajay Sharma
Ajay Jadeja
Manoj Prabhakar
Hansie Cronje
Herschelle Gibbs

and so on… Cricket is still called gentlemen’s game wink

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Cricket has definitely lost its sheen because of unfair batting advantage, as someone mentioned above and is being commercialized way too much. T20 is more like a soap opera than a competitive game with teams just going thru the motion as I find the passion missing. Kids have stopped playing coz of mobile/TV distractions but still, recently concluded IPL had record viewership.

https://indianexpress.com/article/sports/ipl/ip...

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T20 ruined interest of ODI n TEST matches still cricket has not losted it’s charm n beloved by us..

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Kim_Jong_jun wrote:

True…I believe the same

Moreover I live in tier 2 town here also kids don’t play cricket
Much interested in football and other games

What is tier 2 city9

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Deal Subedar
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koi batyga cricket ki jagha log kya kr rhe h .
i m watching web series and you all

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In long run its good that people are shifting to other sports as it will give opportunity to many. Look how kabaddi has changed life’s of many.

I also used to watch cricket ball by ball but now rarely i watch a match even when i am free.
I watch ipl every season but for few days only then gets bored smile

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excess of cricket has made it loose its charm, specially with the advent of scripted ipl

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In a way, yes. But then again, you’re comparing it to yourself when you had far more free time and empty roads to play with friends. My cousins in college still play cricket a lot on holidays in grounds. But they cannot play on busy streets like I used to do with friends in school. And they have no interest in Test cricket or even IPL. They are more interested in ODIs and Ranji for actual state teams. Watching Kabbaddi is very popular among them.

When I was obsessed with cricket in school, elders would not even care about any match except if it was against Pakistan. That’s what is happening to us as well. We have other interests, job worries, money worries, family responsibilities, etc.

IPL has never interested me. I have never seen more than one or two IPL matches every year (aside from this year due to lack of cricket the entire year and it bored me many times). ODIs these days and 20-20s are all benefiting the batsmen which has made the sport lose its charm for me. I love watching batting, but its worthless if even a tailender can come and hit a top bowler out of the ground many times. ICC has gone to shyt and is destroying cricket.

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Interesting topic, I have similar query

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