The empty streets and low attendance in classrooms and offices bear witness to the fact that a cricket match is not just a gentleman’s game but a passion for most of its fans. The players become international idols or fallen heroes depending on the result of the recently played cricket match. The international cricket scenario has seen the evolution of the game from simply a cricket match to a religion in many countries. The recently concluded World Cup served to reemphasize the importance that we give to cricket as a game. A cricket match also offers the perfect opportunity to show patriotism towards one’s country by vocally supporting the home team in every cricket match against rivals. Only when the home team loses out of a tournament does the next favored team find additional supporters.
A cricket match can turn out to be a colorful event in most cases. The many posters and messages that fans carry to the field, the painted faces, the waving flags of the playing teams swaying in the wind and the voices raised in cheering for their home team adds much passion and glamour to the on-going cricket match. The performance on field is suitably matched by the performance of the fans off the field. Many fans also enjoy the sudden and occasional coverage they get by the moving television camera that covers the cricket match as well as the enthusiasm of the fans to add excitement to the game. Often you can spot a famous face in the crowds and recognize some popular television and movie stars amidst the fans in the gallery who have come to watch the cricket match in progress.
Cricket has even transcended the physical borders and has become a popular topic in the internet leading to the creation of a host of websites that cater exclusively to the game of cricket. A cricket match now no longer glues you to the television set. A website dedicated to the game of cricket can provide you with all the cricket match updates and information that you require. Even a cricket match that had been played ages ago can come alive in your minds through the cricket websites. One simply needs to visit the news section or photo galleries to revive the feeling of past glory of an earlier cricket match. The online cricket scores and statistics of the cricket match being played live also enable a fan to remain in constant touch with the game currently being played.
A cricket match also commands a vast following and interest generation due to the nature of its unpredictability. The player who had scored a century his previous match may get out for a duck in the current one. It is all a matter of form in which the player takes the field. The inherent nature of every human is to get thrilled by the danger or risk factor in play so a cricket match appeals to this sense of risk caused by the uncertainty. A cricket match, be it a one-day match or a test series has its own attraction and the game will continue to enchant fans across the globe for many more centuries to come.