The British brought cricket to India in the early 1700s, with the first cricket match played in 1721. In 1848, the parsi community in Bombay formed the oriental cricket club, the first cricket club to be established by Indians. After slow beginnings, the Europeans eventually invite d the parsis to play a match in 1877.
Cricket is religion in India. How many times have we heard that in the news, read that in newspaper, quoted in conversation? Though the National game of India is Hockey but it is cricket that has the Indian public's heart . People in India might not be aware of India n Hockey team's captain but they are aware of cricketers playing for the first time in national colours.