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India Obsessed with Cricket
Author: Sławomir Rompski Blog / 10 August, 2011 / Age: 10 yrs

Cricket is the most popular sport in India. It's even more popular than football for Europeans. It's a national obsession. You can often encounter children and adults playing cricket on the streets of India. Almost everyone watched the 2011 Cricket World Cup. India played their hearts out and qualified for the finals. On April 2nd the streets in Indian cities, usually crowded, emptied of people. That day India won the cup with Sri Lanka by six wickets. It was its second victory after the World Cup in 1983. The match was watched in India alone by 67.6 million viewers on TV although other sources estimate a figure of 135 million. After the match had finished, people took to the streets to watch fireworks and celebrate the victory till late.

Sellers are watching the India vs Sri Lanka Cricket World Cup Final in one of the Pink City’s shops in Jaipur. Rajasthan, India.

Boys are playing cricket on the field near Amber Palace. Rajasthan, India.

A rickshaw driver is watching the India vs Sri Lanka Cricket World Cup Final, while waiting for his customers visiting the local clothes manufacturer. Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.

A man is reading the newspaper the day after the India's victory. Rajasthan, India.

Young cricket players. Bundi, Rajasthan, India.

A boy is playing cricket on the Hazratbal Shrine temple area. Srinagar, Kashmir, India.

Men are playing cricket on the rooftop. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.

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