In India, cricket is not considered a sport but rather a religion, and players are considered idols, which unites the people and makes them forget their differences. The love we share for cricket is unanimous and huge. We admire cricket so much that we always forget that it is not our national sport, but we have unofficially made it our national sport. India is blessed to have one of the best men and women cricket teams; all the team players, the coaches, and managers are the best.
Cricket brings out the best of emotions from us. This sport is enjoyed by all genders and age groups. Indians and their creativity can convert any space into an arena, and they just need a ball and bat. Our favorite space to play except the playground are streets; we call this type of cricket “Gully Cricket.” During vacations, gully cricket is the most seen sport in India.
This love for cricket emerged from the very second India won the 1983 World Cup; we all have been hooked to this sport since then. Our Indian players are our pride, everyone including M.S. Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, Rahul Dravid, Virender Sehwag, Sunil Gavaskar, Dinesh Kartik, Ravi Shastri, Sourav Ganguly, Zaheer Khan, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Jaspreet Bumrah, and many more. However, who knew that the digital version of the sport would be this successful. Fantasy sports were invented in 2001, but, recently, fantasy cricket has become this popular.
Due to the immense popularity of cricket, India welcomed Fantasy Cricket with open arms. Simply put, fantasy cricket is a gaming platform where you can create a team of real-life players who will be playing in an upcoming match; you will earn points based on how well they perform on the actual pitch. Your points will be based on every run scored and every wicket taken. People who connect with cricket and have knowledge about the sport can now play cricket within the comfort of their homes. Today, almost every cricket fan who enjoys playing cricket in real life also enjoys fantasy cricket.
Who does not want to feel the thrill, excitement, and happiness of playing on the field? You can play fantasy cricket in three forms: One Day International, Twenty20, and Test Cricket. Primarily people are crazy about fantasy cricket because of how closely it mimics all the action on the field. You feel that it is you who is performing in the arena. During Covid, more people played fantasy cricket due to extra time, boredom, smartphones, and internet data.
But you see, fantasy cricket is not everyone’s cup of tea, and you need to know the fundamentals of the sport and be skilled. You need to know fantasy cricket in and out, all the rules and regulations, and decide which players to keep in your team. Your team selection should be accurate and well-thought if you want to win.