Should Cricket be the National game of India?

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To begin with, India does not have a national game as of now. Though ‘Hockey’ is taught to us as our national game right from our childhood but in 2012, Sports Ministry clarified that India has not notified any national game as such.

Now the question arises should cricket be made our national game?

Yes, Cricket should be declared as the national game of India:-

  • India has been performing outstandingly well in cricket from the past 20 years or so. It is the most popular sport in India. Children are madly passionate about it, people are deeply involved in the game, there is a cricket critic in every Indian house. The BCCI has been successful in brilliantly marketing and encouraging the game as well. BCCI is the richest cricket board in the world and the richest sports controlling authority in India. No sports authority has managed their game so well in India as compared to BCCI. We have won 3 World Cups, 2 Champion Trophies and many more prestigious tournaments.
  • Apart from the raw passion, the money and fame that follows are blinding. Unlike other players of other sports, the cricketers even at the junior levels earn handsomely, which is also a motivating factor that this game ensures financial security provided you play well.

No, Cricket should not be declared as the national game of India:-

  • Cricket basically originated in England and gained popularity in the colonial countries as the English masters used to play. The fine Englishmen used to bat all day and the tiring bowling work was done by the locals of the colonies. This game is a sign of the presence of colonialism.
  • We were champions of hockey even when we were not independent. We have won Olympic 8 gold medals in Hockey, highest in any sport. We had a glorious past, and we should work towards restoring it. Making Cricket as a national game may overshadow Hockey.

Conclusion:-

Looking at the above arguments it is quite clear that if India has to have a national sport then it should be cricket.

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5 comments

  1. To all the people who are saying Cricket must be our national sport
    Most of the Indians are also passionate about PUBG,COD etc games should we make them our national Sports.
    And If the trend changes after few years,
    And next generations start playing football are we going to change our national game to football
    At least think for once even though England haven’t won a world cup till 2019,Did they change their National Game??
    The Government of England supported the team till they won the world cup in the game they invented
    In the same way if government supported Indian Hockey Players the situation will change
    By taking inspiration from England:-
    Even though they haven’t won a World cup till 2019 they respected their National game not like us thinking “go with the flow/trends”
    Whereas we on the other hand has a glory of 8 Gold Medals in Hockey
    So, Instead of changing our National game, We must restore our glory in Hockey

  2. It is said that the origin of hockey is from the punjabi game called Khido Khundi . even though cricket has a great fan following and India has won championships , the other countries are doing equally well be it England or Australia. India has won the most number of medals in Hockey so Hockey should be made the national sport of India to make it stand out . Indian children should be encouraged to join more and more in hockey championships .

  3. I agree that we have been great in Hockey even when we were not Independent but that the trend have been changed since then.
    Currently people are crazzy about cricket and have started showing remarkable result s in World Cup and other championships.

    1. If the trend changes after few years.
      And next generations start playing football are we going to change our national game to football
      At least think for once even though England haven’t won a world cup till 2019,Did they change their National Game??
      The Government of England supported the team till they won the world cup in the game they invented
      In the same way if government supported Indian Hockey Players the situation will change
      By taking inspiration from England:-
      Even though they haven’t won a World cup till 2019 they respected their National game not like us thinking “go with the flow/trends”
      Whereas we on the other hand has a glory of 8 Gold Medals in Hockey
      So, Instead of changing our National game, We must restore our glory in Hockey

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