For Indians, the love for cricket is as perplexing as its feverish intensity. The nation of 1.3 billion people with different religions, traditions, food and language stands together when it comes to cricket.
Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian honour of India, was awarded to the cricketer Sachin Tendulkar who is considered as the God of Cricket by Indians. If any big game happens or there is a game between India and Pakistan, an estimated 400 million Indians watch it live on TV.
It is much popular than the national game of India, which is hockey. Though the game requires good space, expensive equipment, and good turf pitch to play, it still rules the heart of Indians. Only 11 players can play in a team and to be in those 11 needs it a lot of skill and luck. From the total population of 1.3 billion, only those 11 can be that lucky to don the Indian flag on their caps. For the remaining cricket lovers, it remains an unachievable dream until the online format of the game made its debut.
People loved to play online cricket games as these provided them the same excitement and high that they would have experienced if they were on the real field.
Many games are available in online formats, but as Indians are extensively familiar with cricket, it has become a very popular online game. They can put their knowledge and skill to test and come up with a dream team of their own. With this team, they can play as per their own strategy and while the actual players sweat out in real matches they get points based on those performances. It makes them feel as if they are themselves in action.
As cricket is too popular in the Indian subcontinent, the game developers also take a special interest in developing online cricket games as it provides a better commercial return to them. Whether it is a developer, marketer, investor or a promoter, all are obsessed with cricket in India along with the people who play making it a win-win situation for all. The result is good and amazing online formats of the game are developed and people play it whole-heartedly.
The game of cricket needs more of skill than physical power and Indians are naturally gifted with that. So, while they might not be very good at other games like football or tennis, they are exceptionally good when it comes to cricket. Online gaming provides them the opportunity to put their skills to use and earn some money too motivating them to play.
India holds two ICC Cricket World Cups, T20 World Cup and two Champions Trophies. The country is the world leader in this game. Cricket runs in the Indian blood today and even a kid is aware of the names of legendary cricketers like Kapil Dev, Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sourav Ganguly.
All these reasons contributed towards making online cricket an emphatically populist billion-dollar industry in India.