Thursday, January 27, 2011

Indian Cricket Fans

You wanna know what’s the hottest news in India is. Na, it’s neither a Bollywood celebrity sex tape nor any of the hot Bollywood actresses decided to pose for Play Boy. It’s the 2011 Cricket World Cup that is pumping the blood of India at the moment. Though Am not a cricket fan, neither do I choose to follow the game yet its something that you can’t hide if you are in India. The entire country is boiling with excitement and as an opportunist what better than the 2011 Cricket World Cup to write to get some decent traffic in my blog.

Honestly I find cricket pretty boring, I know the rules of the games yet it’s a very boring sports. There is hardly any action in the game and no matter how hard I try I can’t stay awake for more than ten over. For some weird reasons I have always enjoyed watching games between India and Pakistan. Anyway am not going to bore any one with cricket matches but I’ll try and explain the different kinds of cricket fans we have over here.

I don’t know about your country but here we have three kinds of cricket fans. First the Hardcore or the real fans, secondly the passerby fans and the internet fans. The ‘hardcore Fans’ are the real fans; these are the people who will even make the lamest of excuses to escape work just to watch a cricket match, buy souvenirs and even watch re-runs. Then comes the ‘Passerby Fans’, these are the lamest of all the kinds. Some hardcore fans who can’t afford to miss even a single moment of that game will just stand outside a shop and watch the game there until the half time. If any of these ‘Passerby Fans’ passes through that shop they will just stand and watch even if they don’t know a shit about cricket and even if you ask them the score they won’t be able to tell you, though they have been standing there for some hours. The Internet fans are somewhat like the passerby fans except they refresh web pages every ten seconds that too when they are in office. If these fans were at home they would rather watch a cheezy Bollywood movie instead of that match, but just to let people know that we too are a part of something they will open these websites where they get score updates.

If you know any other group besides these three let me know…. To all the hardcore fans, may your team win!


  1. Yes cricket fever is gradually taking the country over. Youngsters, Seniors, Oldies, most of them are talking about cricket now-a-days. One can find giant signboards, advertisements (on major landmarks) showcasing World Cup Urn. In days to come we will find more TV advertisements, Cricket Anthem will be aired on TV.
    Cricket in India is like Soccer in Brazil. You really can't get away from this. Regarding Hardcore fans, yes there are plenty of them in India. They talk about different cricketing topics..whether to bat or to field first, which players to select or not select, pitch report, whether conditions, sufficient numbers of runs if batting first, and even cricketers linkups with page3 personalities. They simply live cricket in their everyday life. I have seen few hardcore fans maintaining cricket score in their notepad.
    Yes there are Passersby fans as well but believe me there are not many. 20-30%?? or more?

    This time world cup is held in sub-continent. I wish every match will be real competitive which will value to someone watching the game and that helps brand Cricket as well.

  2. There are a lot of things on my bucket list. Cricket is NOT one of them! Thanks for clarifying the fans. It sounds about right to me.

  3. The only time I'm interested in the game is when my guy and I are betting on it :P

  4. @R I try to stay away from Cricket...

  5. May this time our country wins..


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