History of Cricket in India
Cricket is by far the most favorite sport in India and played everywhere. Cricket was first introduced in India by European sailors in the 18th century. The first Indian cricket club was opened in Kolkata in1792.
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India’s national men team played it’s the first match on 25 June 1932 against England in Lord’s, London.
In History of Cricket in India Indian cricket team also was known as “Men in Blue” won two one day international ICC Cricket World Cup. The first one is in 1983 under the captaincy of Kapil Dev and the second is in 2011 under the captaincy of M.S Dhoni. They have also won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 cup under the captaincy of M.S Dhoni.
The Indian team has won all ICC competitions, which is the world record itself. Indian team shears rivalry with Pakistan team. India-Pakistan cricket matches are the most-watched television broadcast across the country.
Indian women’s National cricket team also nicknamed as “women in blue” made their test debut in 1976 against West Indies. Women in blue made their ODI debut at 1978 world cup. They have reached the world cup final two times, losing to Australia by 98 runs in 2005 and by 9 runs against England in 2017. History of Cricket in India
BCCI is the governing body of Indian men’s and Women’s National teams.
The domestic Indian cricket competition includes the Ranji Trophy, the Duleep Trophy, the Vijay Hazare Trophy, the Deodhar Trophy, the Irani Trophyand, and the NKP Salve Challenger Trophy.
BCCI also introduced the Indian premier league — a T20 competition in the year of 2008.IPL is the biggest cricket league in the world. History of Cricket in India
Though cricket is not the National sport of India, it is loved as National sport.
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Story of Priya Punia
Punia priya Is An Indian National Woman Cricketer. She Is Right-handed Batswoman. She Debuted In Indian National Team Against New Zealand On February 6, 2019.