In a country of 1.3 billion people, it is estimated that when India's national cricket side plays a big game, such as India versus Pakistan, around 400 million people watch the game on television. And that was according to a survey in 2014. That figure is higher than the current population of the United States at 329 million. If we add the population of the United Kingdom, which is around 66.5 million, it almost comes up to the Indian viewership of a single game of cricket. Imagine these two nations doing nothing but watching a sport on TV for more than eight hours!
An average estimation of the viewership of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2015, which is the 15th most-watched television broadcast in the world, shows India alone constituted 635 million viewers of the total 1.5 billion.
According to the Guardian, over a billion people watched the India-Pakistan group match in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
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