Saw a blog today on Cricinfo...http://blogs.cricinfo.com/meninwhite/... And I must say was very very disappointed by it and a lot of the comments posted. It is a no brainer that soccer is far more popular than cricket, but the way cricket is made out to be... I must say it disappoints me. What I mean to say is that cricket is such a beautiful sport and for it to be looked on as boring is quite baffling to me. And to see Indian children think this way is even more disappointing, and I can tell from experience because my own cousin and his friends perceive cricket as boring.
Tbh, I don't expect cricket to ever be as popular as some other sports, but to have a significant portion of youth in countries with cricket as the main sport consider cricket as boring is not a good sign. And just because the Indian team is not as dominant or does not win often, it doesn't mean you "betray" them and lose interest in the sport itself. And I must say, having lived most of my life in Canada, I still have so much passion for the game and will no matter what never ever "betray" the Indian team and will continue to be a passionate fan, even if India becomes worst Test nation.
Also, the comments disappointed me as well... For example, the one below.
"Too many cricket games, nobody has time to spend the whole day for Cricket now. Would rather see the highlights. And with the test cricket forget it 5 days. Everybody is pressed for time, so this trend will be seen in the future. Even Golf, people watch only because of Tiger, if he doesn't play they don't even turn on the TV."