Cricket T20 is often seen as the ultimate sport. Players in it are famous for their achievements both on and off the field.
Cricket is now a very popular sport in Japan, the Philippines, and many other countries too. There are cricket tournaments in Spain, Finland, England, South Africa, New Zealand, USA, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Bangladesh, and many other countries. It is not just cricket, cricket has spread to all countries.
However, it is a team game where there is a whole lot of competition between players for several awards. And there are events, tournaments, and exhibitions which attract massive crowds.
Australia has never lost against Pakistan in its Asian tour, going from strength to strength. They have four wins and only one loss between them.
India plays a few matches in the UK and their results so far have been good. Also, India is a part of the ICC, where it has won the under-19 world cup and the under-18 world cup.
In China, as many as three tournaments are held every year, as against just one tournament in the United Kingdom. In South Africa, it is the turn of the cricket world cup where South Africa was championed for the first time.
The fact that the two countries have won the last two World Cups shows how much cricket has become popular across the world. Many professional cricketers are now playing for various nations, as they love the game of cricket and want to be a part of something big. They can play cricket for any nation as well as having a career.
The World Cup is such a tournament which involves the best players from all over the world. They compete for one trophy. To win the world cup you need to be world-class and even the lowly players will try their luck to win the cup.
For some people, the world cup is a fluke. The Australians, who were part of the World Cup, and had beaten England, who have won the last two tournaments, proved that the world cup was not just an illusion. There are other teams also which could win the world cup but do not have much chance to win.
The ICC has brought different teams together to give the cricket fans a variety. There is something unique about the World Cup because all the teams are in the same tournament and the players are all known across the world. This is a wonderful event and people from all over the world come together for the entertainment value.
Cricket is not just about the players, who are on the field. It is more about the people who make it what it is, a great spectacle. It is a team game and there is a big financial reward for winning.