Should cricket be given the title of national game

India
January 22, 2009 3:01am CST
Is it right to call hockey as the national game.?But the fact is that it cant be called a national game as it doesnt have half the popularity as that of cricket. Becuse if we rewind to last year it was cricket that grabbed the healines of newspapers most days than any other game. Even newspapers are forced to include cricket news in tham as it has charisma to attractindian audience.We have seen the love of public for cricket in the IPL . Stadiums filled minutes after the tickets were sold. All this shows that cricket is infact a religion in India. Hence it is high time to replace hockey with cricket as the national game.
4 responses
• India
22 Jan 09
i do not think hockey is no capable to be national game .for me cricket should be national game.Even media doesn't show any thing about hockey.
• India
22 Jan 09
yes cricket shd be given national games status...bcoz we r doing gud in dis field and it has a very crazy and emotional fans all over de country..certainly credit should be given 4 dis..at de same time hockey team is also not performing enough
@dawon007 (184)
• India
22 Jan 09
When we think of national game we should consider about the pride that is generated in the people if the national team wins certain matches. I do agree that hockey is loosing and cricket is gaining. Also both the games have a colonial origin. So no need of any emotional attachement to anyone. Cricket is becomming one of things with which India is being identified now. It is gaining popularity with the 20-20 matches. But Hockey is loosing ground in the international stage. I think the government should make a rethink.
@subhakars (934)
• India
22 Jan 09
i think hockey should not be called the national game because it looks very funny when we say our national game is hockey and we dont even qualify for the olympics. and more over we dont seem to do well in any other team sport