“The only thing I won’t watch is darts. And I don’t watch cricket. How can you like a game that requires you to take four days off work to follow a Test? And I don’t really like golf. I know a lot of English footballers play, but I know that if I go with the club to play, sooner or later I will end up trying to smash the ball with my foot.” – comments Arsenal football legend Thierry Henry. ( Football will overtake cricket )
India’s obsession !
Well Mr. Henry, the billions of Indian Cricketing fans belong to a totally different school of thought. Since India’s maiden world cup win in 1983, Cricket has inspired the entire nation into believing in a game with identical sanctity as that of a religion.
Many games have shaped Champions and Legends; Cricket has created “Gods”. Cricket has curved passion into obsession, winning into tradition and local talent into sensations. Amidst the vault of dominance of cricket in India, another game which has exhibited some level of influence is Football!