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New generation indian kids are not that crazy about cricket?

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10 hours ago, Nikhil_cric said:

Lol Hyderabad is probably way better than Bangalore in that regard. The cool kids all prefer soccer. And has been so for a long time now. Cricket is simply not as popular as it used to be. 

You are right about Bangalore. Lot of kids in my apartment play soccer, hardly see anyone play cricket. 

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12 minutes ago, Mosher said:

You are right about Bangalore. Lot of kids in my apartment play soccer, hardly see anyone play cricket. 

Yep. Back in the day, in the apartments I grew up in we used to play cricket all the time . And this was true in every neighbourhood. Don't see that kind of interest now. 

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1 hour ago, gakgupta said:

As you are talking about popularity, i remember those days where ODI matches used to start @ 9:15 / @ 9:30AM.

As I wake up @ 7AM, i just used to wait for the match to start. I used to count every min and restlessly/desperately wait for 9:30 AM. Those 2 hrs looked like 20 hours or so. 

Inspite of all that, India used to invariably loose. Srilanka and Pakistan were much stronger.

Don't ODIs and tests in India still start at 9:00 or 9:30?  But yes those I used to get restless before any match against PAK - pepsi cup, coca - cola cup etc. etc. Now it's only during the CWC thstvi get that same feeling. 

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Just now, Nikhil_cric said:

Yep. Back in the day, in the apartments I grew up in we used to play cricket all the time . And this was true in every neighbourhood. Don't see that kind of interest now. 

Which is a good thing, anyone who's grown up in the 90's will know that cricket is irreplaceable in India's history, growth as a nation or towards a more sporting culture. Cricket will always be numero Uno but with other sporting leagues in India people can now enjoy more variety of sports & in some cases make a living or career out of them. Cricket helped the TV boom in India, also the TV in turn helped grow other sports.

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4 minutes ago, R!TTER said:

Which is a good thing, anyone who's grown up in the 90's will know that cricket is irreplaceable in India's history, growth as a nation or towards a more sporting culture. Cricket will always be numero Uno but with other sporting leagues in India people can now enjoy more variety of sports & in some cases make a living or career out of them. Cricket helped the TV boom in India, also the TV in turn helped grow other sports.

Yeah true. Can't disagree with any of that. 

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On 2/10/2019 at 11:19 AM, maniac said:

Well I get all panic attacky when there is one of those 5-10 second ads on YouTube and I am not a millennial :p:

Millennials are those who were born in 80s and and afterwards.

Unless you are a fat Indian Uncle like your Hero , you are a millennial.

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7 hours ago, Stradlater said:

Millennials are those who were born in 80s and and afterwards.

Unless you are a fat Indian Uncle like your Hero , you are a millennial.

I thought millenials are born after “2000” millennium  get it.

 

If what you are saying is true that is a very specific timeframe of 80 :laugh: and since I qualify as a millennial  I am happy to feel younger :yay: 

 

 

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In Delhi, more middleclass kids play soccer (not posers or anything, they play) , cricket also they play but less than before...more poorer kids/men Play cricket, some poorer people play Gilli danda also... kabaddi, not played by many in ncr

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There will be no shortage of players because of IPL riches but interms of viewership, it is already going down. I don't remember when was the last time I watched a full match. But it's a good thing. It's not worth it to waste your time on Indian cricket. 

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