Indian cricket: From barren lands to powerhouse

With Virat Kohli & Co. steamrolling South Africa 3-0 in the recent three-match Test series and the BCCI having established itself as one of the important members of ICC, India is on top of the world, like never. | Image - Prathap Ravishankar

Slow and steady wins the race. The famous saying could well signify the growth of Indian cricket into a powerhouse that it is today. It took about 300 years for India to be counted among the greatest cricketing nations since the game was introduced to India by the British in 1721.

Cut to 2019, with Virat Kohli & Co. steamrolling South Africa 3-0 in the recent three-match Test series and the BCCI having established itself as one of the important members of ICC, India is on top of the world, like never.

Besides being a two-time World Cup champion and winning T20 World Cup and Champions Trophy titles, Indian batsmen and bowlers have rewritten record books and made legends of themselves.

Indians are also among the top paid cricketers, even ranking among the richest sportspersons in the world, as per Forbes’ list. The country also has the most number of cricket stadiums in the world, 52, which offer the best infrastructure. With the massive audience to cheer, in stadia and via broadcast, India has everything a cricketer would want.

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