Reminds me of the equivalent passion for Rugby in New Zealand, and the All Blacks. Kids are involved as well from toddler stage. They live for rugby there. And it usually shows in the results.LiveWire said:Cricket is quite popular sports in India. Children play cricket in streets and everywhere. They become streetsmart like Indian Cricket Team captain M.S.Dhoni. Local cricket league like Indian Premiere League and adding young talent in the Team India has done great improvements in the outlook of cricket players in India and results have been amazing: 2007 T20 World Cup, 2011 World Cup, 2013 Champions Trophy and counting.