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Cricket was brought to India by the British in the early 1700s. Then in the early 1900s, some Indians played for the English Cricket Team. In India, Cricket is considered as a religion rather than as a game. The Indian Cricket team made it debut in 1932, and since then it had risen dramatically and has continued to dominate the Indian sports scenario. Cricket flows in the blood of all the Indians irrespective of their caste, creed, state or religion. Though Cricket is not a national sport it has overtaken, Hockey the national sport in terms of viewer-ship and fan-base.

Famed cricketers like Kapil Dev, Suni Gavaskar, Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar are revered as Gods by the Indian masses. Cricket is termed as an obsession by the Indians.

The Indian National Cricket Team is also called as “Team India” are the “Men in Blue” and are fondly liked by people across the subcontinent. The Indian cricket team is governed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India or the BCCI in short. Currently India ranks first in One Day Internationals and third in T20s by the International Cricket Committee. Virat Kohli is the current caption and the Indian cricket team is coached by Ravi Shastri, a former cricket player for India.

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