I got told by someone that cricket is considered to be the "national game" of England. The person did acknowledge that football is obviously bigger, but said historically.........cricket is considered England's national game....perhaps English fans can clarify this.. Seems kind of strange though because one would naturally think the most popular game is the national sport....but not according to this guy.
It got me thinking about the main cricketing nations and what is their national sport ....and without knowing I'd think.....
AUSTRALIA - Cricket (aussie rules massive in some parts but cricket everywhere, swimmings pretty big to.)
ENGLAND - Cricket/football?? not sure
SOUTH AFRICA - Rugby (tradionally, some may argue soccer)
NEW ZEALAND - Rugby (no doubt)
PAKISTAN - I'd think cricket, but apparently Hockey???
SRI LANKA - Surely crickets no.1
INDIA - someone tried to tell me weightlifting but surely cricket??
WEST INDIES - seperate countries ...but some say Basketball ..again not sure
ZIMBABWE - cricket/soccer??
BANGLADESH - cricket ?? do they play other sports??
Firstly I wonder if countries do always actually acknowledge they have one "national sport", and if so I'd appreciate any comments on the above countries..