IELTS Essay Sample Answer # Cricket
Cricket has become far popular than the national sports in the sub-continental countries.
What do you think are the reasons behind it?
Cricket, traditionally an English sport, is becoming increasingly popular in Australia, South Africa and Indo-Pak countries. But this popularity is highest evidently in the Indo-Pak sub-continent for commercial and historical reasons. Strange it might seems, but it is a fact that less than 10% people are interested in their national game while more than 90% people consider cricket as their passion in those countries.
The main reason for the popularity of the game is the exceptionally good performance of the teams, apart from this sport sub-continent teams do not have any presence in world arena. For instance, people tend to support a team in a game which they play well. Since, the sub-continent teams like India,Pakistan, Bangladesh play better in Cricket as compared to national games, the crowd tends to support them in Cricket.
The second important reason is the media attention that cricket enjoys, allowing them great endorsements and help the cricket stars to be constantly in the public eye. The cricket stars are taken as celebrities and any win in the field of cricket is regarded as huge and celebrated with pomp and show.
It is inevitable that people would participate in sports that they are good at, enjoy and has international renown and that’s why the national and traditional games which is scarcely known to the rest of the world have lost their popularity while the cricket has acclaimed its own rights to the people of this sub-continent area.