Countless people, standing in neat, long queues, and waiting for just a single entry pass to sneak a peek of their favorite cricketer, all in front of them.
What is this?
This is the love, dedication, enchantment and devotion that is hard to be expressed in words. And it won’t be an exaggeration if you term ‘Cricket’ to be a religion in India.
On a match-day, expect the roads to be vacant, the offices to be quiet, the students to be missing from the classes and most of the people glued to some digital score-provider.
Do not mind if you are watching the live streaming of the game on your digital device and any unknown person approaches you to ask, “Dude, what’s the score?” Believe me, you tell him/her the score and you are doing a deed of kindness.
Such is the fever of cricket in Indians and this runs in their blood similar to any kind of normal cells of the life-liquid.
The God Of Cricket:
If we consider this as a religion, we have also a deity whom we worship as The God. And this God is none other than our very noble and popular ‘Sachin Tendulkar’.
Synonymously known as the ‘Little Master’ and the ‘Master Blaster’, the God of cricket is a living inspiration for innumerable aspiring enthusiasts almost all across the globe.
If you ever approach an Indian kid that has a bat in his hand and ask him of what he dreams of for his future, do not be surprised if he says that he wishes to become ‘Sachin Tendulkar’ one day.
This little man is the uncrowned ‘king of the hearts’ of almost each and every Indian who worships cricket. And though the God has retired from all the formats of this game, he still keeps motivating others, not to become ‘Sachin Tendulkar’, but to earn a name of their own.
So, this is again a proof for the value of this sport among the Indian fans.
There are very less entertaining events in the world which could be compared to the entertainment, thrill, enchantment and enthrall offered by a cricket match between India and its ever-existing rival Pakistan.
Both the countries have a history of producing cricketing legends and when these two nations fight to win a match, even a non-cricketing-fan is bound to get lured. Each and every ball, almost every over and each inning of these kinds of matches is filled with countless emotions; the emotions that we bear for this sport.
And on the bottomline, cricket could undoubtedly be called as the lifeblood of the Indians which tends to engrave its roots better in the hearts.
India is a secular country with due respect to each and every religion. And amongst the popular ones, cricket too stands one, with a head looking more towards the skies.