Cricket in India isn’t a game – it’s a faith, an emotion, and a culture that binds all its sections together. In a country of a billion people, the sport takes a different seat and with the extra attention from the government, it has become one of the most nourished games in the country. From the time when it secured its first win in 1952 to the World cup of 1983, the national team of the country has produced moments that are worth remembering. The sheer excellence in the skill, the absolute honesty in the game, and remarkable growth in the sport is something that we all will appreciate.
This is an honor that is unlike others. Maharajkumar of Vizianagram is the only Indian who was bestowed with the knighthood, but as the country was decolonized and it became a sovereign nation, he gave up the title earning more honor than the initial knighthood had brought.
Indian team in the ’70s and ’80s was weak and there was speculation that it may be removed from international cricket due to the absence of talent. Even though the team had made some decent wins against the strongest teams, the international opinion about the team was unfavorable. However, India took the 1983 world cup. The Indian team has a world cup in all the three formats, such as in 60 Overs, 50 overs, and 20 overs. It won the first in 83, the second of T20 in 2007.
Tendulkar is popularly known as the master-blaster of the sport, but there is a lot that has remained off the limelight. Even though both of the nations share a bitter relationship and are rivals in the sport, Sachin is the only player from India who has played for Pakistan as a substitute which will surprise the Indian fans to the fullest.
Victories can’t be secured by a single individual, so the team must work collectively. The Indian cricket team is one of the strongest on the planet and the board BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) being one of the richest on the planet. Over these last couple of decades, the team has climbed to a remarkable summit. It ranks first in test cricket and second in the ODI.
From the time the team played its first match in 1932 to be one of the finest on the earth, the men in blue have gone through a lot of changes thanks to the extra attention of the country towards its sportsmen. As of now, the team has a name, a brand, and a reputation that is unlikely to fade with time. Being a country of a billion people, there is no dearth of talent and with the advent of a new year, the coming time will see many of the faces rising and records being broken. It appears that the sport in the country is set for a new change as the world moves on to a post-covid era.