Good morning everyone I will be speaking about cricket, a sport that is practiced, revered, and admired. In the late 16th century, South East England was where cricket first appeared. There are two teams of 11 players each, and the game is bat-ball. Cricket is now played in more than a hundred nations, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Australia, Bangladesh, South Africa, West Indies, Ghana, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, and India.
The British Empire introduced cricket to India in 1751, and the Calcutta Cricket Club founded the first cricket club there in 1792. Colonel CK Naidu served as the Indian cricket team’s first captain. India had participated in numerous test matches, ODIs, and T20Is. Under the leadership of Kapil Dev in 1983 and MS Dhoni in 2011, they each won two World Cups.
Virat Kohli is the current captain of the Indian squad, and Ravi Shastri is the head coach. England and Australia played the inaugural women’s ODI in 1973. Many Indian movies have been made around cricket, including Asutosh Gaurikar’s Lagaan from 2001, Kittusaluga’s Chain Kulii Ki Main Kulii from 2007, Chandrakant Kulkarni’s Meerabai Not Out from 2008, Ajit Pal Mangat’s Dil Bole Hadippa from 2009, and many more.
This indicates that cricket is popular in Indian society. In India, cricket has always been an enthusiastic topic of conversation. We enjoy discussing it and attending games. Indians enjoy playing, from playing on the highways to worshiping Sachin Tendulkar as the god of cricket. I’d like to conclude by saying that playing any sport keeps us in shape, and cricket is helping our youth stay healthy. Thank you.