Cricket World cup: one of the most important tournaments in India
Why Indians are into Cricket World cup tournaments
India has embraced cricket as the most popular and beloved sport. If you take a traveling guide about India, you will see amazing pictures of Indian people (especially the youngest ones) playing cricket on the streets.
Certainly, Cricket has become the biggest passion for Indians around time, no matter age or gender. It is a common leisure activity among people in India. Now, Cricket has been a federated sport in India and other commonwealth countries as well.
Cricket aim is to make runs and remove the batsmen by preventing them from scoring points. Furthermore, there are two scorers who oversee the marking reflecting the statistics of the match and two arbitrators who resolve the doubts arising from the same, ordering the series of pitches consisting of six runs per over.
In fact, cricket started gaining popularity since India won the Cricket World Cup in 1975 and 1979 respectively. Later, in 2003, the Twenty Cup was released and India won it then, proving once again why Cricket is relevant for Indians.
According to statistics, when a Cricket World cup is held, an estimate of 150 million cricket fans in India sit back on the couch and watch the cricket matches on television which are spread over five days with five hours of daily competition with other countries and different teams.
On the other hand, most of Indian fanatics consider Mahendra Singh Dhoni the leader or Indian cricket. This 27 years old man has become the champion and outstanding sportsman of the game in which his followers have decided to raise a temple in honor of his ability to worship him for having achieved so many victories in the team.
Now, all Indian cricket fans cannot wait for the Cricket World cup 2023 since India is the event’s host! In addition, the Cricket World cup has many other tournaments related such as Twenty20 (where India also lifted the major prize) or the ICC Women’s World Cup, which takes place this year.
According to the news, the Cricket World cup 2023 was supposed to take place from February 9th to March 26th, 2023 but the dates were rescheduled to October and November 2023, due to the pandemic. So, get ready for enjoying the best of Cricket World cup soon!
What to know about Cricket World cup
As mentioned before, Cricket World cup has been considered the main team-level competition for cricketers. The main teams have played there since 1975. Nowadays, 16 qualified teams participate from a total of 97 affiliated teams to the International Cricket Council, also known by its acronym ICC: the main cricket association.
After Football World Cup and the Olympics, this is one of the biggest sportive events around over the worlds if you check out the number of media attention it attracts. Currently, the champion is the England team, who defeated New Zealand in the 2019 final, lifting the Cricket World Cup for the first time.
According to its records, Australia has won the most victories, getting five titles. On the other hand, West Indies, a team formed of some Caribbean countries and India have lifted the Cricket World Cup twice. Moreover, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are the other two teams which have won that trophy.
The most outstanding cricketers worldwide – Cricket World cup
When you watch Cricket tournaments, no matter if we are talking about the Cricket World cup or any other, what makes it an exciting competition is the role that players take. Passion, technique, effort, perseverance, and more outstanding qualities lead players to perform giving more than their best on the Cricket field.
Cricket players become an inspiration for people since sports often make people challenge themselves, facing the worst fears but also achieving the greatest goals and learning meaningful life lessons which can be shared with cricket fans and many other people.
Now, let’s meet the 24 most outstanding male players in the history of cricket, rated by cricket media experts. Some of them have been retired but some others continue giving their best efforts on the cricket field, especially during the Cricket World cup: