Cricket may not be the most popular sport in the world, however it surely is one of the biggest. You can find cricket fans scattered all around the world, however there are some countries where Cricket is a lot more famous than in others.
Here’s a list of the countries where Cricket is most popular, ranked by regional popularity;
India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Australia, United Arab Emirates, Nepal, Trinidad and Tobago, South Africa, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Jamaica, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, Papua New Guinea, Oman, Botswana, and the list goes on and on.
By far, cricket is most enjoyed and adored by India. Not only is it the most popular sport in the country, it’s also a big part of Indian culture and everyone in India either plays the sport or watches it. There’s a lot of interesting things about the sport of cricket, along with a large number of facts that will leave you thinking, ‘How could I have possibly not known something that cool?!’
- Saurav Ganguly, former national team captain who is now retired and works as an Indian Cricket administrator, commentator and is the current president of the control board of Indian cricket,was the first and last cricketer to ever earn title as Man of the Match in ODI’s 4 times in a row.
- Cricket is one of the most famous sports to bet on in the world. You can find numerous online platforms to bet on cricket, and you can also learn more about cricket betting at places such as comeon cricket betting tips.
- Out of all the test matches played between Sri Lanka and Australia, Sri Lanka only managed to beat Australia once, out of 11 seasons.
- Ishant Sharma is held accountable for the top 3 scores conceded by India from Batsmen in the 21st century. Rather unlucky for the lad to have dropped 294 runs in Edgbaston 2011 against Alistair Cook, 329 runs against Michael Clarke in Sydney 2012, and 302 Runs by Brendon Mcullum in Wellington 2014.
- In the 1975 Cricket World Cup, in a heated match between England and India, England had set a 335 run target in 60 overs. Sunil Gavaskar scored an amazing 36 of 174 balls which is still unbeaten to this day. Even though they did not win the game, India managed to score 132 runs in 60 overs while holding 7 wickets.
- Sachin Tendulkar, the world’s best cricketer and 23 other world famous cricketers made their international debuts in 1989. The last one to retire before Sachin, was Chris Cairns from New Zealand, who retired in 2004.