Cricket vs Football

football vs Cricket

If you are a football fan, read it to get a bite of reality. If you are a cricket fan, read it to be proud on cricket.

Most people would believe that football is far more superior game than cricket. It might beat cricket when it comes to the size of the ball, but in other areas.. think again!

1. Even the shortest version of cricket is twice as longer than any football match, thus providing entertainment for longer duration of time!

2. In football, for 90minutes you wait and wait for a goal which may or may not happen. But in cricket there is some action-a six, four, bowled, run out- on virtually every ball. Thus, providing more reasons to cheer!

3. Football provides just one time slot (ie half time) for advertisers, while in cricket there are atleast 40 time slots (in T20 format). And then, if its IPL you can have ads in between deliveries also. Thus, making it more commercially viable!

4. In football, for majority of the time you are shown just one camera angle. But in cricket, broadcasting is a challenge! You need cameras in every corner of the ground, you require technologies like hawk-eye, speedometer, snicko-meter, zoomer, hotspot. Thus making cricket more technologically advance!

5.All commentator do in a football match “Kaka.. Kaka to ronadinho, to giberto, passes it to Julio…”. (Thanks, vuvuzella, now they are not required to do even this much!). While in cricket, you have to  analyze each and every delivery or if its IPL, tell the whole world about the MRF blimp hanging in the sky. Thus, making the job of commentators tougher and more professional!

6. Cricketers get full clothes to wear along with safety gears like helmet, pads, ell guard, chest guard. While footballers only get a small nicker to wear. Thus clearly showing that cricketers are richer and very well fed!

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7. In terms of weekly salary to players, IPL is ranked No.2 in the world after NBA, while EPL is at 4. Again showing cricketers are richer than footballers!

8. Talking about popularity, here is some stats- Total population of 32nations participating in football: 1541millions. Population of just 3 cricket frantic nations (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh): 1572millions. Clearly, cricket is popular among more people!

9. The word “football” is not even recognized worldwide (in USA, football means rugby!) while there no such confusion with cricket.

10. Football doesn’t enjoy the privilege of three different formats.

11. Nobody would disagree on this. Cricket is by far the gentlest of gentlemen’s game when compared with football.

That was a desperate attempt of cricket fan to put cricket is the same league as football. But we all know what the reality is. Cricket is still a sport played by handful of nations. The revenue generated by ManU alone is more than total revenue of all IPL teams multiplied by 10. Even in its religious hub India, the capacity-wise largest stadium is not of cricket, but of football.

One could only hope that one day cricket would beat football! For the time being, Kookuburra is too small in comparison with Jabulani!!

 
 
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    • Foot ball is the most popular sport no doubt about that but just imaging cricket plays only few countries specially in the common wealth countries. but football is popular through out the whole world specially most of the countries which have a higher income. but on the other hand cricket is in the developing nations so all together i has around 2billion of a crowd. but football despite playing the whole world still the football crowd is higher in a small margin even that wiil be taken over when the t20 is getting popular among other non cricket playing countries. T20 format will spearhead cricket in next couple of years backing up by IPL.

    • 1)Cricket matches are mostly fixed and no investigations take place while juventus(who were caught in match fixing) were heavily fined and were relegated .
      2)Football is followed all over the world(including india) and not only in the 32 WC participating nations and is hence watched by many more people than cricket.
      2)Like every 4 or 6 or wicket in cricket, Football includes dribbles, pannas, tackles, saves, etc. every minute.
      3) Football is continuous and any team can score any minute. Counter attacks can change the game any moment.
      4) Football fans are the 12th man as they get behind the team, cheer for them and play a vital role while cricket fans are not cheerful and hence cheerleaders are used.
      5) Football is a team game and not even the world’s beat player can form a one man army if the opposition is average but in cricket if a single player scores 200 runs or takes 8 wickets than its a one man army.
      6) Football games create drama when a team scores in the last minute.
      7) Football works more for charity and also promotes moral values like ‘Say No To Racism’.
      8) For the one who said that in 2015 cricket WC final, cricket will make World record of highest attendance at the Melbourne with 1,25,000 people, football highest aattendance will be still much higher because 1950 FIFA World Cup final’s attendance was 1,73,850 at the Marcana Stadium.
      Proof:-http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uruguay_v_Brazil_(1950_FIFA_World_Cup)

  1. cricket is an all time suck.It sucks you for 5days,5hours and 3 hours in different formats.Criket is popular only around select countries,while football is worlds favourite sport.IPL is an exact copy of EPL. Cricket is the 15th most popular sport in d world and football stands at no 1.Now about the money,football stars are way much richer dan dis fellows.Just look at dese crickeys,pot bellied,fat ,obese,unfit.fuck dis cricket.

    VIVA ESPANA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • I do agree football is far far more popular than cricket. But don’t you dare and say that cricket sucks. At least in cricket u don’t have players fighting among themselves and with referees. That’s y cricket is the gentlemen’s game, and not of the grown up kids who are constantly acting, lying and fighting! In football, its only about goals. But has so many dimensions- runs, wickets, overs, time! And that’s probably why cricket is not that popular (not many ppl have brains 2 understand cricket!).
      You enjoy your football and I enjoy my cricket!!!

    • Football is totally stupid game. Most of the times one team get 0 goals. but players get money and the fans of that team get the disappointment and the anger. But in cricket even though the team is lost they scoured some amount of runs. Then the fans can satisfy from that.

    • CRICKET IS 100 TIME BETTER THAN FOOTBALL ,,,,BECAUSE,,,INDIA AUR PAKISTAN KI FOOTBALL TEAMS HI NAHI HE TO HAMEY CRICKET HI ACHA LAGEY GA NA,,,,,,,,HA HA HA ,,,,,,,,,,,,,AGAR WORLDWIDE DEKHA JAE TO FOOTBAAL IS BEST,

    • some Punk said football is more popular than cricket yup thts fact but who cares with it cheap things have more buyers
      Andright now I remember 1 though from unknown person its in Hindi
      Kitne bhi acche programs nat geo PR kyu Na aate ho log to star plus pe sas bahu vali serials hi dekhenge….do
      It doesn’t mean what people likes most
      its on us what we like the most

    • I think u have made a mistake in the comment,cricket is the 2nd most popular sport in the world after football.football playing nations get united once every 4 years but cricket unites a nation every time while playing a test,odi or t20.

    • Who said you that cricket is world’s 15th most popular sport? Seems that you discovered that yourself. Cricket is the world’s 2nd most popular sport. Go and search anywhere in the web.

    • cricket haters put your own dick in your mouth some one wrote Cricket is 15th most poppular sport in the world hahah its on second number by forbes check your self and football lovers admit it you have doubt that which game is better thats why you are here so fuck you Cherry (cricket ball) is always better than watermalon(football).
      and by the way highest crowd in any sport is also in favour of Cricket “world Record ” Bitches and thats not enough World cup final 2015 is in Mcg and expected crowd is beyond fuckin 1,25,000 so fuck u haters smoke some weed to forget this pain while world cup will telecast or suck my smokie dick
      Cricket rocks and will always rocks

  2. u nailed it bro esp d population thing !!!
    cricket is way too more intellectual than football…
    football doesn’t test character as cricket does…
    in cricket u gotta show em ur metal both mentally and physically.

    both d games rock in der own ways!
    but i wont prefer football over cricket until its raining outside :D

    (in the name of michael jackson 1958-forever :))

    • Im indian and i fuckin hate cricket its all match fixing actually i live in oklahoma i ll say u order of most viewed games 1 football 2 basketball 3 cricket ” many ppl dont even bother to know a dumb ass game like cricket

  3. hi man……..wat you don understand is that football is otherwise called as beautifull game..ofcourse it has different format..in fact futsal (5 man team) is popular..there is also beach football…in terms of salary u got de stats wrong brother..cricket wc was hosted by icc,but there was no development in africa……..but fifa went to africa n spent billions to give free education n develop de standards of de people in africa…football fights for all people.de popularity of football players is more than cricket stars.de might of football cannot be compared.even if after 50yrs cricket cannot match football……by de way football is de first game to be telecast in 3D.

    • @harikrishna

      obviously v all knw, worldwide its only Football, cricket doesn’t stand anywhere. As i said “Kookaburra” is too small in front of “Jabulani”…
      And the stats about salary r nt wrong, but yes they r misleading! Actually the IPL season lasts 4 only 6weeks while the EPL is a 9month affair.. as a resuly IPL’s wekly salary comes out 2 b higher. But overall, i know cricketers earn only peanuts!
      And i really wish that cricket is soon telecasted in 3D.

  4. Here’s my critique:
    1. Entertainment for longer duration: ICC is constantly reducing the duration of their play since the 1970s. Test -> ODI -> 20-20. Clearly duration is not the measure of entertainment here. ICC understands that people are not willing to spend/waste a whole day over one game.
    2. More reasons to cheer: Thats a good point. This is one of the reasons I found it hard to follow soccer/football in the first place. But now I am hooked.
    3. Commercially viable: Haha ignorance is bliss! Believe me 40 commercials is extremely annoying! It has reached a point where ESPN in the US has started telecasting the Australian Open ‘commercial-free’.
    4. Technologically advanced: True, cricket uses more technology than soccer. Fact. But not havinga a camera on every corner of the ground! LOL. Are you serious? Have you ever watched a full game of soccer/football?
    5. Commentators more professional: Crap. That shows your ignorance towards soccer/football. Enough said.
    6. Richer and very well fed: Crap again. Soccer/football is a MAN’s game. Only ‘Gentlemen’ need that amount of protection.
    7. Richer: I wouldn’t comment on that. All of us know the truth.
    8. Popular among people: More than 40% people of those cricket frantic nations have no direct access to electricity! Leave alone Television. Nuff said.
    9. No such confusion: No doubt. Fact. The reason I am using ‘soccer/football’ everywhere!
    10. Three different formats: Again -> Since 1970s, ICC has reduced the duration of cricket from Tests -> ODI -> 20-20, just so that people don’t end up spending/wasting a whole day. Only people in the sub-continent have the time to spend a whole day on cricket!
    11. Gentleman’s game: INDEED. Only sissies with big bellies and below par fitness choose to play cricket. Sports like basket ball, football/soccer, tennis are a MAN’s game. You got to be a lot more fit to play these games.

    This is when I decided to write this critique: ‘Mr. Siddharth ‘Michael’ Sharma’ sayis “cricket is way too more intellectual than football. Football doesn’t test character as cricket does. In cricket u gotta show em ur metal both mentally and physically.” DUDE this is the lamest no-brainer I have read in my entire life!!!

    • @ EN-Boy
      First, I would like to clear it here, it is more of a satire on cricket and has nothing to do with football! Those commercially viable, richer, professional.. these points were just crap, I agree with this!

      See from my point of view, while football is like a 90minute movie, cricket match is a book! Though entertainment per minute is more in a movie, but overall books are more entertaining.

      I personally loves cricket and wants it to be as popular as football, though I know thats never going to happen.

      And thanks for your critique.

  5. listen you cricket loving shit heads.Cricket a game filled with pot bellied lazy guys.The person who wrote this article certainly doesn’t know anything about sports.In my region ie the northeast people don’t give shit about cricket.So don’t give us the population crap. You can fuck yourself up.I play for one of the best football clubs in my state.The cricket pitch i our is so nice and green and the reason for this no one plays on them, at least they don’t play cricket on them.Thanks to the EPL, Barclays, champions league football has three times the viewers than cricket in India.Don’t even talk about the world.Check it out on the times of India if you don,t believe me.Cricket can,t even reach out to a 100 countries in a 100 years like football has, so stop saying shit that Cricket’s more popular than football.

    • “Cricket a game filled with pot bellied lazy guys.”
      I think u havn’t ever seen cricket. Go to youtube and search fielding or catches in cricket. You will get your answer!

      “In my region ie the northeast people don’t give shit about cricket…So don’t give us the population crap”
      Yes, I know football is more popular in your region than cricket. But still cricket is way popular in India than football. And then do you think every English or Brazilian is hooked to football? So the population point is not a crap!

      “The cricket pitch i our is so nice and green and the reason for this no one plays on them”
      The reason for this is cricket has money is India, and unfortunately, footballers don’t get that level of infrastructure facilities.

      “Thanks to the EPL, Barclays, champions league football has three times the viewers than cricket in India.”
      Thats the funniest thing, I have heard!
      First of all, that article was about FIFA World Cup, not about club soccer, and i dont know what criteria they used. In actual, average TAM rating for FIFA was around 1, while that of Cricket’s Asia Cup (happening around same time) was 2.7. You can google it to get confirmation!

      “Cricket can,t even reach out to a 100 countries in a 100 years like football has”
      Yes I agree football reaches far more countries than cricket! But thats also coz cricket is more complicated and expensive to play.

      Plus I am again repeating, FOOTBALL IS FAR MORE POPULAR THAN CRICKET WORLDWIDE!! Dont take this article as anti-football!

    • cricket has been defamed due to FIXING and this is not in case of football.
      this is the reason i love football and not cricket. moreover cricket was developed in england ; the country that ruled India for 190 years. what a shit that we play their games and follow their laws.

  6. What a naive writing…Pls never refer this blog to any recruiter. He will immediately judge your logical reasoning and argument structuring.
    Also please do not give GMAT :D

    • “logical reasoning”, “arguement structuring” “GMAT”… what does this MBA do to the people… that they just cant think from any other point of view!!
      Who said that these are meant to be “logical” points??? Look at the category of the post, its in category “stupid stuff” and thats wat it is meant to be, not a thesis on cricket or football!!

  7. Ur absolutely right…. Cricket is future & football wil b past. Cricket is a religion in india. And we cant afford that if some one says against cricket. People gets united when ind win d match. All hindu, muslim, sikh get united when sachin scores century…. Cricket is a game of proud towards country. cricket is best……

    • @XIMRX
      u mean to say there hasn’t been any match fixing case in football? ha! ha!
      There has been so so so many cases of fixing in football, but in cricket there are only 1 or 2

  8. Whoever said cricket is 15th popular is dumb,illiterate,noob…etc
    AC Milan was Initially a cricket club!
    Cricket was initially popular in countries like canada where it was its national game.
    Canada vs USA Cricket matches was one heck of contest
    same with Netherlands vs Scotland.
    France vs England was played in olympics!
    Cricket has lost out to football because cricket is more lengthy.
    But football is for masses cricket is for classes!

  9. Hey sarthak u have written a great blog .I am a great fan of cricket but to remind u of ur mastake that cricket is not the national game of Canada.The national game of Canada is hockey.

  10. cricket ll always win over football…i dont want to discuss tat. . Wt i want to discuss is tat y there is more money in football…i think tat whenever we think of football its the club matches…epl, barclay etc.. .footballers hardly care about their country..they think money n tats y they play 4 clubs which r owned by many rich persons..n give me 1 reason. . Tat y cudnt messi score even 1 goal in the world cup n these days he keeps scoring goals 4 barelona. . .y didnt he play well for argentina…these footballers spend most of their time playing 4 clubs..tatsy they get more money

    • as fr messi u dumbass… barca is a team which donates a lot of money to unicef (if u r literate enough to know it). more of it how can this guy compare india’s 1.2 billion population to the world’s population.u think india is great bcoz it supports cricket. wat abt ur national game hockey… well if u have read books/newspapers mister sarthak (u say u like em) u wud come to know dat sachin was also a part of the match fixing in the game vs. sa. have u heard the proverb: men r animals, doesnt dat mean ur in a controversy abt ur sex? u dont even have ur stats right. dude a frog which lives in the pond thinks the pond is the world. u gotto get out of the pond and look around. sittin in india and talkin abt the world tells me ur somewat the frog in the pond. watchout … thers a sea around u.

    • “tat y cudnt messi score even 1 goal in the world cup n these days he keeps scoring goals 4 barcelona….y didnt he play well for argentina…” gosh…your spelling….anyway, talking about messi not scoring in the world cup and scoring hattricks for barcelona…i should draw your attention to the fact that in football….u just cannot score a goal whenever u like…no matter who u are…u need a really good midfield and wingers to help u and assist u….messi has this in abundance at barcelona whereas in argentina he has to make chances for his team..due to argentina’s lack in midfield…so tht naturally makes him a attacking midfielder…and its only natural that he assists more than he scores….plus also counting the fact that he hit the post twice….by playing in this role…nearly scored thrice….and created more chances than u could think of…footballers spent most of their time playing for their club because otherwise they would have to wait two months for an international match and do nothing meanwhile…this could be acceptable in cricket where training is not harsh and body fitness is not crucial….but in football…u need to keep training..whether u are in vacation or not. about the money…..dont talk to me like u wouldnt accept millions of dollars for what u do best….its not something everyone can do…they did not get this skill by birth..it’s their hardwork…unlike normal working class…they need to workout everyday…ask any athlete for that matter….the game is fun…but training for it and playing at a proffesional level is not that fun.

  11. frankly speaking with all due respect this is most stupid argument in favour of cricket.
    1.cricketers earn more cz they are auctioned dear…go out and auction any top footballer and u culd buy an ipl team…
    2.stop confusing btwn football and soccer..last time i checked cricked is an insect as well..
    3.have u ever heard football commentry???let me tell u that they say more meaningful things than cricket ones..
    4.just look at the crowd in the stadium…in cricket they all r making noises haphazardly n quiet fr most of the time…while in football they sing chant and shout all together..
    5.cricket is a game fr tea stalls and barbers who have full day to sit in front of the tv..but fr football u hv to take out only 90 mins…

    if u still have any arguments in favours of cricket…i am all ears..

    • Replying to your arguments

      1. In IPL, there is a spending cap for bidding on all teams. Thats why they have to spend judiciously and can’t bid haphazard amount for any player. Whereas in football, there is no such restriction on clubs. Plus till now in IPL, top Indian players like sachin and sehwag havn’t gone under hammer. Another thing is that there are so many leagues and clubs in football that it makes the demand side heavy and hence escalating the price. But I must agree that regardless of these points, a football player will earn more than a cricketer.

      2. Cmon its not me, but the americans and english who confuses these two words.

      3. See in football, there is non stop action so u have to concentrate on that only. But in cricket, commentators have to analyze the replays, past records, stats, etc….. its just the nature of two sports, which require different commentary skills

      4. Crowd respond to the manner their team is playing. And watever noise they make, it is atleast better than the bee-buzzing noise of vuvuzellas. And if u really want to xperience how a cricket crowd can be, then get urself a ticket (if u can!) for Indo-Pak tie on 30th.

      5. As I have already said in one of my reply, while football is like a 90-minute movie, cricket is more of a book.

      Frankly speaking, I know that there is no comparison between football and cricket. The article is by no means an attempt to show cricket over football.

  12. YUP..TATS CORRECT..BUT IT MIGHT PROVE LUCKY FOR CRICKET..IT(IPL) MIGHT AND IS BRINGING A LOT OF MONEY TO CRICKET…N BTW..THE FEEL OF PLAYING 4 A COUNTRY AND TO BE REMEMBERED AS THE 1 WHO PLAYED 4 HIS COUNTRY ARE THE PRIVILEGES OF PLAYING CKT….WHEN SACHIN RETIRES HE WILL BE REMEMBERED AS THE 1 WHO FOUGHT 4 HIS COUNTRY…N M SURE WHEN WAYNE ROONEY RETIRES HE WILL BE REMEMBERD MORE AS THE 1 WHO PLAYED 4 MANCHESTER UNITED AND LESS AS A FOOTBALLER WHO PLAYED 4 ENGLAND…

  13. Good post…. I luv cricket….
    is any one hear ready to spend boring 90 min to watch 1 or max of 3 goal…. Think about the time it takes to score century (100) goals….. No footballer know the happiness it gives…. Be proud to love cricket….. Football deals only with legs… With there hands tied or removed…. Fk… Footballl…. Longlive cricket

    • “football is played only with legs with hads tied” .. do you pot bellied cricket lovers have ever played any sport.. ??? have you ever heard of body balance ..?? when running with ball and dribbling every part of ur body needs to be in sync .. physically u need to be in supreme condition.. not just like pot bellied cricketers…. try one thing out .. just run hundred meters with a ball in full control… then u will see what it takes .. stamina .., mind and body in perfet sync.. BTW .. 99% indians are crap .. so a crap party is ruling for 60 years .. our admin.. is crap .. infrastructure to policin to civic sense is crap .. so the indians love this crap game

  14. coccer iS far better cos’
    1.its over in lesser time making it more enjoyable.u dont hav 2 wait 4 d bowler to take a run up and bowl.its continuous & fast paced entertainment dat can b enjoyed by people wid even tight schedules.
    2.a single boundary or wicket cant change d course of a match.but in soccer sometimes its just a solitary goal that is reqd. 2 win.this wait 4 a goal creates a lot of suspense.
    3.footballers dont require protective gear and dats why they dont wear it..dis also makes football accesible to every person.you only require a ball 2 play.but in cricket u cant play unless u have all the gear.
    4.as far is popularity is concerned,only 7-8 nations can boast of gud cricket teams whereas football is played by every nation on this planet.
    5.more people might love cricket,but dey are mostly from poor countries and are of no value 4 d sponsors who shell out millions 2 get adv. rights.
    6.cricket has 3 formats cos people get bored by every format easily,.cricket has 2 constantly reinvent itself but soccer is evergreen.
    7.football is d beautiful game.
    8.present generation of cricketers is far from gentlemanly(sreesanth,nel,ponting,afridi)
    9.http://interesting-amazing-facts.blogspot.com/2010/01/worlds-15-most-highest-paid-sportsmen.html go to this link to find out how many cricketers r truly very rich.

    IT LOOKS AS IF U HAVE NEVER CLOSELY FOLLOWED FOOTBALL .IF U HAD U WUD HAVE KNOWN D DIFFERENCE.

  15. Cricket is boring.Cricket is played only in 10-15 countries.While football is played in every corner in the world.
    Cricket is more boring.1st a bowler bowls a ball.Then someone picks it up and gives it back(takes awfuly long time).Then he rubs it in his crotch,rubs it(some even bite it).Then he ball again!!!!!!So boring.
    Football is always different.Nothing is the same.
    Now about wealth.
    Are you guys stupid(which world do you live in)?.
    You must be drunk to say that cricketers are richer than footballers.
    Let me tell you an example.
    Salary of wayne rooney-90000 pounds a week from man.Utd.Its pounds not rupees(And without other advertisement money).
    He makes a week which sachin will make 1-2 year.
    So cricketers shut the fuck up about who is richer.Dhoni can make more money if he cleans toilets in cristiano ronaldo’s house.
    And just search the internet about real footballers salary and their wealth and cars cricketers cant even dream of.

    • Gautam Gambhir is paid 1.5 million pounds for a 7-week tournament. This is more than 200000 pounds a week. Double than your Rooney. And this is when there is salary cap for each team (a team can’t spend more than $9million in aggregate). Imagine when this cap is removed. Imagine when the demand for players increase with more teams and more such tournaments. Imagine when likes of Dhoni, Sachin, Sehwag are auctioned. Ask your Ronney to start practicing his moves. Next time may be Mallya would hire him as a cheerleader.

    • Bitch please.. wayne rooney’s weekly salary is 250k pounds!!..shame that mallya need to hire cheerleaders!! lol….paid cheerleaders !! really

  16. Cricket is a gay sport.Football is for real men. The whole of india does not love cricket. Football is number one in states like bengal,goa,manipur,nagaland,kerala,kashmir,mizoram,sikkim,meghalaya,assam,tripura,andamans,jharkhand. The Bangladeshis love cricket & football both.I am a bengali & i know that Football is in the heart of every bengali.

    • Have a healthy discussion on cricket and football, i don’t mind. But if you will make inappropriate comment on India or Indians or anybody, then I will have to remove your comment.
      Thank You.

  17. hey sarthak do not be moral guardian ..ok … In india proportion of child prostituition ..(underage boys and girls ) are highest … still in the name of culture we are afraid to legalize prostitution .. this f…anna hzare and gullible cricket loving public for publicity is raising hue and cry abt corruption .. but what is the root cause .. population .. resources are constrained .. that is surivival of the fittest .. and so much manipulation and corruption. i know cricket loving inidans and asshlole gandu (gandhi) followers will circumvent the real problem but generate hue and cry which is of little use but will just serve their hidden agenda

    • Just have a look at the place u r posting it. It’s a light hearted article on cricket and u r talking about stuffs like congress, crap Indians, prostitutions. Man, post these views on the appropriate forum.
      And stop being a cynical! If India wins a World Cup or a common man raises his voice against corruption, appreciate it. Just by cussing anybody and everybody doesn’t solve any problem.

  18. fuck of cricket…all underdevloped countries play it……cricket is nowhere to football….only 15 countries play it football is played almost everywhere around d world

    • This is the biggest illusion ppl have that cricket is played by underdeveloped and lesser no. of nations.. Cricket is most popular game in india and football in mainland eurpoe.. if u compare size of the two both india and europe are almost same.. It’s different issue that european ppl made 20 odd nations out of that amount of land and india divided in only 3 nations.. so obviously comparison by no. of nation will show wrong picture.. See the population involved u’ll get ur answer (see from CA’spoint of view) that y cricket is more popular.. and no game become inferior if it is played by poor people and no game becomes superior if it is played by richer people.. Football is extremely popular in extreme poor nations in africa like senegal, sudan etc. it does not make football inferior game.. BOTH GAMES ARE GREAT.. OFCOURSE CRICKET 1% MORE THAN FOOTBALL..:P

  19. Ofcourse sarthak, cricket cant be more popular than football. How it can be?.. How can nassuridin shah be more popular than srk although he being far better actor? And ekta kapoor’s “k” serial will always remain popular than NatGeo’s wild life programme.. Some best things are not made to be popular.. Cricket is one of them,,

  20. cricket is a shame nd not at all a game…foot ball is war…plz dnt compare dis two games bcoz cricket is a game of filthy,,useless,,crap pplz…..

    • If u want to enjoy WAR, go to Israel-Palestine or Kashmir border, or for that matter go to Libiya.. Dont abuse cricket.. Cricket is sports and its followers are not fool to make it war like football fan does..

  21. During a survey of about sports in 2000. Football stood mighty number -1- whereas in cricket was no. 14th and currently it is no. 13th.The highest ranking it ever reached was no.4th.

  22. IPL players are paid more because there is an opportunity
    in cricket to include a lot of commercials.Advertisements contribute a lion’s share of revenue for cricket.In that case cricket will make more money supported by the huge population to watch.(50×2 advertisements while very in football)So money making depends on the kind of game and is not criteria for the quality(still footballers are making a lot)
    In football we don’t just wait for goals.Every movement is joyful,each moment becomes critical,any second can decide the result,one silly sloppiness can cost intensely.Every good attack as well as defending of the team is delightful to the supporters and not ‘just’ goals.
    Once 2-3 wickets fall down early then batsman just struggles not to hit boundaries but to hit a decent score by ones,twos and this make the game boring.(anyhow T20 has improved the condition).
    Football needs great stamina so to be in good health a good choice.cricket doesnot give much exercise.
    Sarthakg you must admit that football is gaining popularity in india.I hope atleast in 2022 we will play the finals in qatar.Football is better than criket(my opinion)
    I think you expected more cricket supprotive comments than this,right Sarthakg?

    • @anoop
      “You have more advertisement spaces in cricket, thats why cricketers earn more” Thats a ridiculous point!
      In India, we still don’t have pay-channel concept. We Indians don’t have to spend 1000s of bucks to watch our favorite cricket team. As a result the broadcasters have to find other streams of revenue and there comes the ads! Infact, on HD service provided by DTH operators, you have to pay Rs.150pm and get cricket without any ad!

      Frankly speaking, I hadn’t expected any comment. I never intended to ACTUALLY make any comparison between these two sports. Personally, I am a die hard cricket fan and watches football only once in 4years. For me cricket is a complete sport! In cricket, you don’t require skills like that in chess or athleticism of football. But you require bit of everything. There are so many kinds of skills required in cricket that football can’t even come closer. Similarly, though football requires more energy, cricket requires stamina to stand 5 full days!

      And btw looking at your reply, I don’t think so that you watch cricket so much. Cricket is a fight between batsmen and bowlers. Wickets are as much enjoyed as a 6 or 4. And so are 1s and 2s. You have a team struggling and two batsmen come and play sensibly and taken the score to a decent level. This is cricket classic! Not boring!!

      One last thing, India playing the football final in 2022! Thats too much of optimism!!!

  23. Football is v.famous because it is the most famous game in current powerful and rich countries of the world. But cricket is famous in the countries that going to rule the world(Asia). In about 10 years time cricket might v.famous because it will be the game of the world rulers.

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  25. WHOEVER SAID CRICKET IS AT 15TH IS ILLITERATE. CRICKET IS NO.2. GO CHECK YOUR FACTS.YA FOOTBALL IS NO.1 BUT FOR HOW LONG? I GO WITH THE “GENTLEMEN’S” GAME.
    WHOEVER CREATED THIS BLOG,I THINK SARTHAK, DUDE THE BLOGS’ REALLY COOL. IT SENDS SOME REALLY USEFUL INFO. HOPW EVERY FOOTBALL FAN READS IT.

  26. football is 999 times more thrilling and exciting than cricket……cricket is a LAZYMAN’S game…..footballers continously run from one corner of field to other where as cricketer’s sleep on a boring pitch….cricket is now played in INDIA ,PAKISTAN,SRI LANKA and BANGKLADESH only(seriously)….rest of the other cricket nations have qualified in football world cup 2010 showing their neglect towards cricket…except these four nations mentioned above none of the nations of the world is interested in boring cricket match.
    FRIENDLY MATCH BETWEEN ARGENTINA AND VENEZUELA IS GOING TO TAKE PLACE IN KOLKATA(INDIA) ON 2nd SEPTEMBER 2011.SHOWING THAT INDIA TOO IS SLOWLY MOVING TOWARDS FOOTBALL AND DOING EVERY EFFORT TO POPULARIZE IT IN INDIA TOO.IF INDIA MANAGES TO QUALIFY IN FOOTBALL WORLD CUP 2014 THEN SLOWLY THE MEDIA AND THE CITIZENS ALSO WILL M,OVE TOWARDS FOOTBALL AND BORING CRICKET WILL BE ERADICATED FROM INDIA AS PLAGUE WAS COMLETELY ERADICATED FORM EUROPE.
    IF CRICKET IS ‘X’
    FOOTBALL IS ‘999X’
    REMEMBER THIS AND MOVE ON

    • i hav also mentioned it one of my earlier comments… if football is like watching a 90 minute action packed movie, cricket is like reading a book!
      Obviously more people watch movies, the thrill and excitement levels of movies are much higher than a book, but what a book can offer, movie cant!

    • I am avid book reader but i don’t connect to your metaphor Sarthakg
      For me, cricket is like reading a c-grade old rejected piece of stray novel that has its place in trash…
      PS: sorry for being aggressive but that’s how i feel, after following both sports all round the year…

  27. football is 999 times more thrilling and exciting than cricket……cricket is a LAZYMAN’S game…..footballers continously run from one corner of field to other where as cricketer’s sleep on a boring pitch….cricket is now played in INDIA ,PAKISTAN,SRI LANKA and BANGKLADESH only(seriously)….rest of the other cricket nations have qualified in football world cup 2010 showing their neglect towards cricket…except these four nations mentioned above none of the nations of the world is interested in boring cricket match.
    FRIENDLY MATCH BETWEEN ARGENTINA AND VENEZUELA IS GOING TO TAKE PLACE IN KOLKATA(INDIA) ON 2nd SEPTEMBER 2011.SHOWING THAT INDIA TOO IS SLOWLY MOVING TOWARDS FOOTBALL AND DOING EVERY EFFORT TO POPULARIZE IT IN INDIA TOO.IF INDIA MANAGES TO QUALIFY IN FOOTBALL WORLD CUP 2014 THEN SLOWLY THE MEDIA AND THE CITIZENS ALSO WILL M,OVE TOWARDS FOOTBALL AND BORING CRICKET WILL BE ERADICATED FROM INDIA AS PLAGUE WAS COMLETELY ERADICATED FROM EUROPE.
    IF CRICKET IS ‘X’
    FOOTBALL IS ‘999X’
    REMEMBER THIS AND MOVE ON

  28. AFTER READING MANY BLOGS ON CRICKET VS. FOOTBALL THEORY I HAVE COME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT EVEN IF SPAIN,ARGENTINA,BRAZIL,FRANCE,GERMANY AND MANY MORE FOOTBALLING NATIONS LEARN HOW TO PLAY CRICKET FOR NEXT 30 YEARS THEY CANNOT DEFEAT COMPETITVE TEAMS LIKE INDIA,ENGLAND,SOUTH AFRICA AND AUSTRALIA….CRICKET IS A VERY TOUGH GAME AND THEREFORE EVERYBODY CANNOT PLAY IT.CRICKETERS CAN PLAY FOOTBALL BUT FOOTBALLERS CANNOT HOLD THE BAT PROPERLY.IF YOU KICK A FOOTBALL AND MISS THE POST YOU WILL THEN ALSO RECEIVE APPRECIATION,BUT IF YOU MISS A CRICKET BALL DIRECTED TOWARDS THE STUMP YOU WILL BE OUT OF THE GAME.CRICKET IS HARD AND NOT FOR MINORS.

  29. i m an aussie and like every ausssie i too hate football
    go cricket
    cricket rockssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
    and gay football suckssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

  30. we are 1.5 billions all over the world hates football
    football is gay and messi is pig
    no one in whole nation cares for it
    except england every cricket playing nation prefers cricket over football
    football is gay, sucked and fucked sport
    and cricket rockssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
    i m from hong kong

  31. Along with the ten reasons for ipl’s failure here comes the eleventh :People are bored of cricket and they want a change
    Earlier I meant Qualification for playing worldcup,not the final
    All lovers of criket just just keep on loving it and we football fans will love football
    no more abusing each other please Jeez………

  32. football is not loved in countries like china,india, usa,indonesia,bangladesh,pakistan,and in my country uae which accounts for 54% of world population
    so simply football is a dying,gay,stupid,nonsense,and fully sucked sport
    only europe loves it which has population only 800 million much less than of cricket crazy indians

    • Am an indian and i luv football more thn cricket…….
      and there r many people like us……
      go and compare this cricket,the suking game with some other sports….dnt even dare to compare this cricketin craps with football

    • china had played football world cup, USA too….watch their domestic leagues..u’ll get an idea…all time famous footballers like beckham,henry play in MLS league USA…Drogba,anelka plays for shanghai shenhu China!!

  33. ban football in world because my home nation india hate this sport.
    hardly any one knows who are two most famous gays, i mean ronaldo and messi
    football is truly stupid sport in comparison to our religion cricket

  34. Anybody think like this,cricket have 5 day match ,one day match, t20,football have only one,if the foot ball format changed into 5 day match ,can any one watch thd match or anyone play that match , no foot ball fuck off

  35. Rugby is not american football -u idiots. rugby is about tackles and raw strength And is more exciting its got scrums,rucks and what not. american football is where they were stupid gear and jump on top of each other and grunt like gay

  36. Football is the most popular sport in the world.there’s no doubt abt it,thats why it has conquered all the continents and nations whereas cricket is played in less than 20 countries and only 8 nations hav a better team..football rocks in every aspects..surveys says that football is going to be the major sport in india near future

    • This is something i would like to hear from Indian youth…Cricket is popular in india no doubt but what about other sports which r going to represent our country at broad international level…other sports need to be promoted..especially our national game hockey…does olympic include cricket?! NO….

  37. football is a beautiful game but cricket requires far more skill and technique.

    football is mostly popular as a sporting contest between clubs, with the exception of the world cup, cricket offers a contest between nations.

    In test matches, cricketers have to dig deep and show extreme talent skill and perseverance for 5 full days of grueling action. It may seem slow, but only to the unskilled eye.

    as some1 pointed out, u think cricketers are not fit ? think again, i guess u speak of only batsmen when u say pot bellied, and mind u these so called pot bellied ppl have really mad skills with the willow. their hand eye coordination, split second decision making,, shot selection requires mad skills and hence they need not be physically fit.

    AND if u want an example of fitness in cricket go watch fast bowlers or fielders in action on youtube.

    football never offers one on one contests… whereas cricket is both a team game as well offers contests between legends.

    NEVER compare money in the sports, there is no money in hockey or rugby but yet they are awesome sports nonetheless

    AS for fan following, well in numbers cricket does match up to football, its reach is limited to certain countries because it is a v.tough sport to learn, that being said i agree football also requires immense skill an control but cricket requires a lot more than that.

    FINALLY i would like to conclude, im a sports buff, i like football, i support barca and arsenal, one is pure magic and the other the epitome of sublime attack. BUT, its cricket that i fell in love with. if RVP, ronaldo or messi where born in India, i’m sure they would have agreed with me that CRICKET is far better than football. For now the football fans underrate cricket as it is sport with depths beyond their understanding and ken.

  38. plz google this…type cricket in…. And name of any country u like…u will find an official cricket team….thr r 63 members of icc as of nw…with the game being played in more than 150 countries…cricket is the second best sport being watched after football and the second most played….and tht too after requiring special accessories than football requiring just a ball…the cricket world cup has only 14 teams playing bcoz icc wants best teams only…threfore thr r qualifiers all over the world for places in world cup…top teams dnt participate..

  39. I think in the case of cricket the complexity of the game is the biggest obstruction to spread the game worldwide and it is also the fact that football is much older than cricket.I know many many people think that cricket is the ‘lazy menz game’ but it’s not true at all.kindly consider 70’s west indies fast bowlers….they were extremely fit and a 5’5” indian batsman faced them without any fear….yes I talk about Mr Gavaskar….or consider the historic 281 of Laxman what a beauty that was!!! Actually I think if you want to love cricket,first you have to understand the game properly.And excitement is not less in cricket…for reference try to remember the 1999 worldcup semi final between Ausies and RSA.I think it is not necessary to compare these two games.Both has their own characterestics and fan followings.How could you compare SachinTendulkar or Pelè??? Both are Gods.And Gods don’t like rivalry!!!So love both the game and enjoy both the game both has their own beauties.

    • The first International cricket game was played in 1844 between USA and Canada where as first international football game was played in 1872 between England vs Scotland. Then how football is older than Cricket?

  40. Peoples outside india (cricket playing nations) are not inteligents about sports so they loves football , baseball. But they don’t know what cricket. If they see t20 cricket they also love cricket. I love cricket.

  41. Honestly dude, you are a jerk when it comes to knowledge about sports….never argue without knowing both sides of the coin….u hve never heard football commentry, never realised its commercial viability and never understood its depth….I am an indian who follow both the sports and was once a cricket fanatic….and after tons of analyzation and rovering for entertainment….i will say, “i will prefer a normal el classico over world cup final b/w india and pak or ashes”

    • hey I am not arguing or is saying that cricket is anywhere above football.
      In reality, you can’t compare it. Just because more people like chocolate flavor over strawberry, doesn’t mean chocolate is better.
      ANd yes, even I know that in commentary and commercial viability, football is way ahead.
      This is just a light hearted post without any depth or a lot of logic.

    • Vishal bro..my story is same as yours….Im not against cricket…but it has surely affected other sports in india…Football,Hockey need to be promoted

  42. The thing is ure only looking at the end products.. the prob is soccer is unique in comparison to other games.. its nt ALL about goals.. ure just concentrating on the goals… no doubt thats the whole point of the game, thats why they are called goals.. but the ball and the players need to do a lot b4 the ball reaches the finisher from the defense or goalie.. u only look at the ball when it hits the net, not when it is in motion.. even if u do u only concentrate on the player who has the ball..there is an ebb and flow to the game and it really is a bit hard explianing it to u through the comment section.. but ill try:

    1) a lot of the modern game is about space, defense denies it and attackers create it with passes, off the ball runs, or even single touches, exactly how it is done is left to the creativity, wit and intelligence of the players..they need to think a few passes or runs deep into the game like chess whether they are in defense or attack(this is known as reading the game).. what u pass off as the ball going from one player to the other mite actually be a sublime pass that splits the defense or dumbfounds the opposition and compromises their defensive capabillites or is the first step in a wonderfull biuld up to the goal..
    this means that when there is a goal its a moment of unrestrained joy and exultation one that u simply cant compare with a six, touchdown, homerun or basket

    2) players like dennis bergkamp and zidane could capture the imagination of millions with one touch on the ball.. u concentrate on the headbutt, u frget hw aesthetically pleasing he was to watch, the magician that he was.. and u cant always sum the players up with statistics just like the game.. ronaldo(the old one) scored more than pele did in the world cups, but there’s no arguement about who the better player is

    3)and its also about chances on goal.. cant think of ne1 whose heart doesnt stop fr a moment when the ball is flying towards the goal, it mite nt get there bt theres a thrill to it

    4) cricket(i love the game, it has its plus points, m nt attacking it, just defending football) will never b able to overtake football: true, bt thats nt cause of the money and its complexity.. its the contrary.. imo its football that is the more complex game.. and over time this process of getting the ball towards the goal has evolved, football has changed, grown.. cricket needs major changes in rules to do the same.. cricket may have more formats than football but there are more WAYS to play footy, “total football” of ajax, “tiki taka” of barca etc.. 10 years frm nw football teams will play a completely different game than wht they r playing nw..

    5) contrary to what many ppl here seem to think football players require an enormous set of skills and techniques, dont believe me?? try and juggle the ball ten times, even amateurs in england can cross a hundred easily.. and thats just the trailer..the skills are differnt frm cricket and nt easily apparent, there are actually many who think that cricket requires lower skills bt i noe thats nt true.. they r just diffrnt…also football players have a list of choices: zonal marking vs man marking, counter attack vs possesion, attack frm wings or centre,etc(trust me there are lots).. football is a lot mre cerebral than u think: history hs shown time and again that the smarter tend to walk away with the victory.. besides ure a headless chicken on the field if u hve skills bt cant plan attacks or read them.. and that requires intense carefull planning and thinking at a moments notice

    ive tried my best, u mite nt be convinced bt well.. m nt the one missing out on the beautiful game.. ;) (and srry fr the length of the comment, like i said its hard explaining)

  43. WoW…

    well if we talk about sports/games, the very first thing which remind me is BALL

    BALL …
    BALL …
    Football,cricket, basketball,baseball, volleyball, golf, tennis, etc contains ball … This made me unique

    well..
    All these sports which contain BALL are favorite of mine
    whether it is kicked by leg or smashed by bat or hit by stick

    football is the world’s famous game on these time
    but..
    cricket is the game of future (T20)

  44. Cricket sucks always. . . . .
    If cricket was so interesting then y r u reducing its duration…….ths prooves tht cricket is nw a days so annoying to watch………..there are peaople who is ready to give their lifes for football clubs……..how mny people can u spot for an cricket club. . . . . .hw many cricket clubs do u have???………..hw many teams do u hav to play for ur world cup………about 200 teams tryin their levels best to just qualify into wc finals….even india is one of them……….

    u said about some confusion about the name football…………arent u nt aware about the fact cricket is a name of small creature……………almost everybody in world knows who is Messi……..bt hw many people in world knws sachin tendulkar,who is knwn as cricketin god……..

    • Have 5 days football match and then compare which one is more interesting cricket or football…

      and talking bout popularity.. who is denying the fact that football in more famous.. but that’s only because cricekt is more complicated…

  45. Cricket sucks always. . . . .
    If cricket was so interesting then y r u reducing its duration…….ths prooves tht cricket is nw a days so annoying to watch………..there are peaople who is ready to give their lifes for football clubs……..how mny people can u spot for an cricket club. . . . . .hw many cricket clubs do u have???………..hw many teams do u hav to play for ur world cup………about 200 teams tryin their levels best to just qualify into wc finals….even india is one of them……….
    ..

  46. Every cricket team play football to improve the fitness of cricket players…….

    this fact is more than enough to wipe out all of the above comments done by u….

    am havin the video of sachin playin football……..can u guys submit messy or ronaldo….playing ur game.????

  47. i think ur a indian,thats why ur praising cricket,it is a boring and waste game .i have ever seen ,if u r in uk u will know the craze for football.india is stupid of giving importance to cricket

  48. After reading this block i found all ur premise demeaning the game of cricket : 1)Even the shortest version of cricket is twice as longer than any football match, thus providing entertainment for longer duration of time!……..

    Do you really think people have so much time to waste….5 days,100 overs(one day)…4 hour(t20) to wait for a final outcome…. This is the major reason cricket is loosing to other sports, cause its a fast dynamic world where people cant waste so much time

    2)In football, for 90minutes you wait and wait for a goal which may or may not happen. But in cricket there is some action-a six, four, bowled, run out- on virtually every ball. Thus, providing more reasons to cheer!

    First of all the game of football is not only about scoring goal… we get same adreanalie gush when a midfielder dribbles past three defenders or a header hits a crossbar which trust me is way over than a batsman hitting a six.

    3)Football provides just one time slot (ie half time) for advertisers, while in cricket there are atleast 40 time slots (in T20 format). And then, if its IPL you can have ads in between deliveries also. Thus, making it more commercially viable

    Sorry dude really we want your underwear adds to pop in between a sport…..continuity of the match in football is the USP not a disadvantage……..

    4) In football, for majority of the time you are shown just one camera angle. But in cricket, broadcasting is a challenge! You need cameras in every corner of the ground, you require technologies like hawk-eye, speedometer, snicko-meter, zoomer, hotspot. Thus making cricket more technologically advance!

    WHen was the last time you watched a football match bro…..If you watch it next time just count on how many camera angels there are…. and moreover hawk-eye, speedometer, snicko-meter, zoomer, hotspot ,frankly speaking we dont need it ………we want the human error to be there cause if we loose a football match we “fan” can blame the refree..*wink*…….thats a spice ,thats why goal line technology has not been implemented ……….

    5) All commentator do in a football match “Kaka.. Kaka to ronadinho, to giberto, passes it to Julio…”. (Thanks, vuvuzella, now they are not required to do even this much!). While in cricket, you have to analyze each and every delivery or if its IPL, tell the whole world about the MRF blimp hanging in the sky. Thus, making the job of commentators tougher and more professional!

    I dont remember the analyses but i do remember that one day there was a voting going on that should an ipl commentator (i dont remember the name ) trim his beard or not……and all commentator were talking about it rather than the sport…..Frankly speaking cricket comentator speak shit…but u cant help it u have to anchor it for 5 days or say 100 over..in case of ur shortest format ,still 4 hour, so they have to speak shit…not their fault

    6) Cricketers get full clothes to wear along with safety gears like helmet, pads, ell guard, chest guard. While footballers only get a small nicker to wear. Thus clearly showing that cricketers are richer and very well fed!

    Dude we like bleeding noses,fractured legs and injury….because thats a part of sportmans life…footballers are too fit and strong to recover from those injuries cause of intensive training and controlled diet they have……I swear i have never seen a footballer who doesnt have a ripped body and at the same time majority of indian cricketers have pot bellies…….

    7) In terms of weekly salary to players, IPL is ranked No.2 in the world after NBA, while EPL is at 4. Again showing cricketers are richer than footballers!

    Please just dont write any thing without knowing a proper fact..

    http://edition.cnn.com/2012/05/03/sport/sport-football-barcelona-best-paid/index.html/

    Please read it . FC Barcelona remain the best paid team in global sport measured by average first-team wages 2nd Real Madrid 3rd Man City 4th Chelsea 5 La lakers …….out of 10, 7 are football clubs……. Your cricket clubs dint have a stand anywhere near too.

    Owner of Manchester City Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan is from a family that is worth 1 Trillion dollar…. So you can estimate the amount of money that is in football..

    8) Talking about popularity, here is some stats- Total population of 32nations participating in football: 1541millions. Population of just 3 cricket frantic nations (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh): 1572millions. Clearly, cricket is popular among more people!

    During the football worldcup( I really dont know how but its true
    ) all this 1.5 billion of people +4.5 billions from across the world cup tune in to watch football… thats why bro as per TRP ranking football worldcup final is most watched followed by Olympics opening ceremony………

    9)Even the shortest version of cricket is twice as longer than any football match, thus providing entertainment for longer duration of time!……..

    Do you really think people have so much time to waste….5 days,100 overs(one day)…4 hour(t20) to wait for a final outcome…. This is the major reasoning cricket is loosing out cause its a fast dynamic world where people cant waste so much time

    10
    In football, for 90minutes you wait and wait for a goal which may or may not happen. But in cricket there is some action-a six, four, bowled, run out- on virtually every ball. Thus, providing more reasons to cheer!

    First of all the game of football is not only about scoring goal… we get same adreanlie gush when a midfielder dribbles past three defenders or a header hits a crossbar which trust me is way over than a batsman hitting a six.

    3)Football provides just one time slot (ie half time) for advertisers, while in cricket there are atleast 40 time slots (in T20 format). And then, if its IPL you can have ads in between deliveries also. Thus, making it more commercially viable

    Sorry dude really we wont your underwear adds to pop in between a sport…..continuity of the match in football wont even spare a minute for its viewer to get bored…….

    4) In football, for majority of the time you are shown just one camera angle. But in cricket, broadcasting is a challenge! You need cameras in every corner of the ground, you require technologies like hawk-eye, speedometer, snicko-meter, zoomer, hotspot. Thus making cricket more technologically advance!

    WHen was the last time you watched a football match bro…..If you watch it next time just count on how many camera angels there are…. and moreover hawk-eye, speedometer, snicko-meter, zoomer, hotspot ………we want the human error to be there cause if we loose a football match we fan can blame the refree..*wink*…….thats a spice ,thats why goal line technology has not been implemented ……….

    5) 5.All commentator do in a football match “Kaka.. Kaka to ronadinho, to giberto, passes it to Julio…”. (Thanks, vuvuzella, now they are not required to do even this much!). While in cricket, you have to analyze each and every delivery or if its IPL, tell the whole world about the MRF blimp hanging in the sky. Thus, making the job of commentators tougher and more professional!

    I dont remember the analyses but i do remember that one day there was a voting going on that whether an ipl commentator (i dont remember the name )should trim his beard or not……and all commentator were talking bout it rather than on going sport…..Frankly speaking cricket comentator speak shit…but u cant help it u have to anchor it for 5 days or say 100 over..in case of ur shortest format ,still 4 hour, so they have to speak shit…not their fault

    6) 6. Cricketers get full clothes to wear along with safety gears like helmet, pads, ell guard, chest guard. While footballers only get a small nicker to wear. Thus clearly showing that cricketers are richer and very well fed!

    Dude we like bleeding noses,fractured legs and injury….because thats a part of sportmans life…footballers are too fit and strong to recover from those injuries cause of intensive training and controlled diet they have……I swear i have never seen a footballer who doesnt have a ripped body and at the same tim majority of indian cricketers have pot bellies……. I willl counter your,who is richer part in my latter point.

    7) In terms of weekly salary to players, IPL is ranked No.2 in the world after NBA, while EPL is at 4. Again showing cricketers are richer than footballers!

    Please just dont write any thing without knowing a proper fact..

    http://edition.cnn.com/2012/05/03/sport/sport-football-barcelona-best-paid/index.html/

    Please read it . FC Barcelona remain the best paid team in global sport measured by average first-team wages 2nd Real Madrid 3rd Man City 4th Chelsea 5 La lakers …….out of 10, 7 are football clubs……. Your cricket clubs dint have a stand anywhere near too.

    Owner of Manchester City Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan is from a family that is worth 1 Trillion dollar…. So you can estimate the amount of money that is in football..

    8) Talking about popularity, here is some stats- Total population of 32nations participating in football: 1541millions. Population of just 3 cricket frantic nations (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh): 1572millions. Clearly, cricket is popular among more people!

    During the football worldcup( I really dont know how but its true
    ) all this 1.5 billion of people +4.5 billions from across the world cup tune in to watch football… thats why bro as per TRP ranking football worldcup final is most watched followed by Olympics opening ceremony………

    9) The word “football” is not even recognized worldwide (in USA, football means rugby!) while there no such confusion with cricket.

    There is no confussion bro…Stupids get confussed.. Its only in united states where football is generally refered to as AMerican football(not rugby its a different game
    ) other than that world wide football is football ….by the way its fair to a have three formats for a game but unfair to have two name..????

    10) Football doesn’t enjoy the privilege of three different formats.

    Really you need so much experiment to do to keep your viewership… First you had test cricket that was played on till result came out..then you had 5 days test cricket then one day now t 20….All this is being done because ICC know they are loosing , Viewers cant afford to waste so much time on a game …
    For us if we get to hear we have a football match we know it will be a 90 min game to watch tonight…. What i mean is football is already framed in a perfect mould where as with cricket they still havent got the right formulae.

    11) Nobody would disagree on this. Cricket is by far the gentlest of gentlemen’s game when compared with football.

    It was an old adage bro…..seeing your fixing and all i dont believe …

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006_Italian_football_scandal

    Fixing was in football too and the team who were found guilty were punished some relegated…I have given the link where people can read about the punishment imposed on team those were found guilty……. Will your IPL do it ever….answer is NO….. Cause they dont have the balls to do so……………

    Oh i forgot your balls are small….(pun intended)

    • Perfect!!! Exactly the point i wanted to make from the beginning….thanks for the link….
      Whoever the writer is, he has just written an idiosyncratic article….no facts to support his opinions…..Technique, money, legacy and popularity…cricket is just not far smaller than football but also other games too….

    • definatly
      if 90 % people watch dailysops it doesn’t mean it’s better thn 10 % (Man vs wild)
      some people never understand some things

  49. it’s just a bad idea to compare cricket to football…just the level is different fan following is huge in football…look at the stats how many football clubs are there in the rich list..Barca at the top… Motto of FIFA Development of country through football this is what they did in south Africa….

  50. ur stats are useless as you,just stop copy pasting into ur blog !!
    IPL is biggest nuisance !!
    time u waste in watching cricket is shit !! people do enjoy watching 11 idiots and 11k fools watching !!

  51. 2 points i wanna raise after going through these comments…..

    1st. Some “yuvi” guy argued Cricket requires more technique…a common argument which perhaps all cricket fans support. Just to clarify, cricket is not that technical than it’s argued. I am a medical student and i do study Kinetic physiology…Cricket requires last moment short term reflexes to master. It’s difficult for sure but overall, cricketing reflexes are EASIER to develop as compared to other sports. A good example is the case of Australia. They have a great sports culture and develop players who are not that talented but are hard workers. For the sports development in Australia, cricket has bore far more fruits than football not because better individuals came there. The reason is, it’s easier to master.
    Football on the other hand required both short term quick reflexes as well as great eye-foot coordination which is harder than eye-hand coordination physiologically because our brain/CNS has naturally more area of representation for our hands. So, it’s easier to train.
    And if someone think there is no technique involved in football, try to honestly play both and try to contest professional players of both games….there is a huge difference. Don’t comment without knowing both sides!

    2nd. Some guy said Football is older that cricket. No. Cricket is among the oldest games developed in the british isles before football. But funny thing is, when football do came, it showed cricket’s demerits. It’s a hard fact for cricket fans to accept but the madness to cricket in the subcontinent roots to a latent desire to prove ourselves above “the old rulers”. Cricket is followed more in india because it was introduced by the colonizers with more authority…THAT’S IT!. So, grow up and drop this mentality. Follow every sport now!
    England: Favored sport is Football (everyone knows after following EPL)
    South Africa: Rugby, football and Cricket
    Australia: Softball, football, cricket and the list goes on…
    West Indies: Now, this is a good example…they are mad about cricket but that doesnt make them ignore other “better” sports…these countries are world force in Athletics.
    Cricket Sucks although i still follow it witha hope that it will improve…but it never did…

    • then why you wanted to find out cricket is better or football is better
      coz your soul know the answer but you just trying to ignore it

    • are you kidding? You mean to say “cricket” is easier than fishing? In a hurry to prove your point you revealed ur stupidity without reading the webpage.

      This is what they mentioned. click on each sortable category to find out how our 60 sports rank in each skill. and cricket is not among them.

      Keep your medical theories for your phd. Many science theories will not consider lot many parameters. In cricket the batsman has to be more concentrated because the next ball will come to him in close to a minute. Also the probability of getting out is more for a less concentrated delivery than in football missing a goal. That is in football the loss of being less concentrated is less as most of the games are end up in draw than result oriented. Heck, there is no out unless the player kick his fellow player or referee.

      In football except for few top players, it is extremely boring to watch and most of the word cup matches are for namesake. In cricket a player has to adjust for external condition like pitch, wind, weather and there needs to be a lot of forecast has to be done by the players on the pitch. It is something logical which the brainless footballers dont understand.

      Football is physically demanding and Footballers are athletic but require a small push from opponent to call for a stretcher and medical assist.

      In overall, there are lot of moments in cricket where we can appreciate the skill and execution of a player where is football the game is pretty predictable for most of the time.

      The game of cricket is a beautiful blend of rawness and skill.. See how the game endured in 70s and 80s where most of the players used to play without any safety guards. Can these urban plushy living and so called athletic footballers withstand for an over with a 140+KM leather ball coming towards them?

      Passing, passing passing.. when the heck will be a goal? If passing is a master skill to be admired, then hockey is a superior game and skill required than football as it required one more additional coordination than football. (hand/ bat, legs, eye)

      How does no.of countries will make a game more skilled or superior entertainer than no.of people? Remember what they call… an indian subcontinent. Though it consists only less no. of nations, it has more people and equal if not more diversity to europe. So logically, cricket attracted equal no.of people like football. Remember, country is not a valid parameter but no. of people. For eg. hockey is played by india.. but how many indians watch?

      reg.. Length of the game.. I can tell it is other way.. Football has no scope to play beyond the 90 mins.. heck, in that 90 mins itself most part of it is non result oriented and boring.. can they keep on “Passing” the ball for next 5 hrs?

      But see at cricket, the 50 over game is still less boring if u compare to football match of same time frame.

      and money.. If one compares the Per capita income of top football playing nations to that of the cricket playing nations, the revenue that is generated by cricketing nations and the income of cricketers is faaar faaaaaaaaar higher than what footballers earn.

      Enough said.. Cricket rules.

  52. people says that leave this creep game and join our game
    but fact is your games are creepy our CRICKET is just best
    The world doesn’t start & end with America.If the truth be told the rest of the world laughs at your pathetic football with grown men wrapped up in so much padding they appear ten times their real size.Then there’s baseball,a cheap copy of cricket with steroid built men(?) trying to look tough.For your info we have basketball & our team just completed a winning series v China.Cricket requires great patience & intelligence which would explain why it isn’t played in the states.Our field hockey team are world champions at the moment.At different times both our rugby league & R.union teams have been world champions.So I suggest you do some research before critising Australia or any other cricket playing country.

  53. football is way ahead!!!football is not only about scoring goals!!there are many instants when football hits the post..there are glorious dribbles…tackles how cac cricket even match this!!i lose interst in most of one day after 15 over and test after 30 ..
    and 20_2m is not even cricket!!it’s entertainment just like films!!!cricket is a c grade sports!thats why it didn’t feature in olympics!!and now when it has it’s just b’cs of 1 billion indians!!though i think tennis is most metally and physically fatiguing sport

    • The most mentally challenging game “chess” is not there in olympics.. is that a c grade game? Stupid logics. Every game requires its own skill and merit. It is the other way.. Football is a c grade game where players and fans behave cheaply in game and so outside. Where as cricket is a gentleman game.

  54. Cricketers are richer than footballers …. ha ha ha ,. u need some mental treatment bro .

    Ronaldo’s one season’s payment is equal to Dhoni’s ( richest cricketer ) 2 year’s payment X 5 .

    Football rules the world and now india too . Euros of 2012 were watched more than india – lanka finals in india alone

    VIVA ESPANA HALA MADRID

    • HALA MADRID!!!!
      Thumbs up dude….
      Cricket lovers cry about how crazy and emotional they are for their teams….but they can never understand the loyalty and die-hard followership by supporters of gr8 clubs….From being a Madridista to a Gooner…..football has a soul that cricket can never match….fakely emotional….

    • shit what do u think after write viva espana hala madrid its shit man do u know this language bitch you wrote it in google after thn u understand its meaning
      u r full of bullshit
      cricket cricket cricket everywhere

  55. Hi guys..

    i am an Indian.. so it obvious that i know about cricket very well.. i started watching and playing cricket when i am too young. And somewhere in the line i came to know about football.. I started observing about different aspects of football(tiki taka, total-football , defensive games, etc)..And attracted towards attacking football(especially barca).Then i came to knew there is a whole lot of entertainment out there.. i know both the games are entertaining (and more of business oriented now a days) but after i become football fan and started following barca.. i have lot of vivid memories then i have for cricket.May be its just me..

  56. U all shits…Cricket is jst popular in India..and Cricket has an active members of jst 8 countries where as football has 209 countries….Have you ever seen a English or australian group cheering for their own nations in Cricket while playing in India..???LEaavEE…They should come in Cricket World Cups.??During the world cup held in India..the match between sum countries, i think new zealand and southafrica,they had supporters in the stadium but wr ALL INDIANS…They have the shiit tym to spend all DAY…..But the popularity in India is too depleting..See the matches of recent times..The crowds r getting lesser..day by day…except for a few matches with pakistan…And you all comparing their popularity.?? :D :D…Have your ever watched matches held in west indies kenya aur zimbabwe…they play in a ground ….where jst the crows come to have a sit…Nobody watches Cricket….In pakistan ..Hockey is more popular…and in Bangladesh and Sri lanka I think Cricket is..rest No one watches cricket..In new Zealand south africa series …they play in a stadium where thr is hardly jst 4000-5000 seats..and the one WHO COMEs are for jst celebrating a weekend or having a picnic ina Nice day …..FOOTBALL is a war in the whole continent of Europe ..WHole continent of Africa(didnt you see what happnd in Egypt.??).. whole South America..MExico and the nOrth America..except USa..where it is popular but basketball and baseball is more…but dnt under estimate it in US..they hosted the world cup in 1998 ..which was fully packed in all the 50-60 matches..it was booked at the day the fixtures were anounced..But basketball is more…and in Australia …Football(game like rugby)is the most popular..Football ranks 2nd after that cricket…and what about English,german ,portuguese russian, spanish football..have you ever checkd their stadium…they have big fixtures like the derby and the el classicos..which are the most watched club match in the world in all sports..In england Football is a religion…every city in England have a club in which the whole population of the city rises when their respective club scores…And what about English cricket County…???now in india it has even stoppd broadcasting :D :D…when the matched in the county are held when anyone scores a six…the fielder of the opposite goes into the stadium to pick up the ball :D and ya see the spectators in a test match in england..90% of the British who come are Aged ,retired…(have loads of tym to spend)…Go check it out…and your compare the leagues…IPL with UEfa hahaha….or more bigger Champions trophy of cricket.???Karbonn mobiles of India (previously describd as chinese)is the major sponsorer..hahahah…SHhit cricket..and Kurkure is the sponsorer of the series between south africa and sum country. :P…AND ALSo…hahhaahh this is the most awssum sshhhiit thing….AMUL sponsors Netherland cricket nation team :D :D hahahah…the people of netherland i think dont even know that thr is a cricket wolrd cup goin and their is team of their own playing in it…In netherland its all about AJax Amsterdam and their football league..go check their stadiums…how much they respect it.??..and the Candian national team which played in the cricket world cup.. ahahhaha thr wr 6 indians ,3 sri lankans and 2 pakistanis in the team..No place for candians or what.??they dnt know what is cricket…have u seen the pic of mahendra singh dhoni in usa..having a honeymoon with her wife in niagara fallls.???none of the americans bothered him…jst passing by like a unknown guy…AND about Money..i know cricketers get well paid ..but its nothing comparison to football…though foootball is distributed among countries …ICC cricket world cup requires 4million us dollar to be hosted where as fifa world cup it requires 35million us dollar+Stadium making of xtra 900 million us d…hahaha see the figures…but Uefa champions league is top with money..go check out the forbes..the second division UEfa europa league..sots even double the cric world cup :D :D..Dhoni and Sachin are paid well..i am telling ..why will they not get where the whole country of 120 cr sponsors it ..??You all shhit HEads I have many things to say..it will sure help you to understand the blind comments you were posting with out a sense

    • Look u freak
      First your English is poor so join class or something
      Second its like religion for people in our country
      and I also follow western culture but fuck u if u kickass your religion
      I believe tht you r Indian so cricket is in your blood nd otherwise every famous thing is not good e.g. cigarette lol
      So u cannot chng our mind u change yours
      /

  57. Both the sport is entertaining , Everyone experiences all kind of emotion while watching either of the games, be it When ronaldo strikes a goal or when sachin scores a 100 an entire nation is happy and celebrating, or when England is out of the world cup or if sachin is out on 99 an entire nation is frustrated. Emotions are the same when it comes to either of the games. People have to start enjoying both the games and learn how its been played, rather than fight about which one is best.None of the games are easy to be played.

    Personally i like cricket, does’nt mean i hate football, nd the reason behind this is totally personal, coz I like drinking beer while watching either of the sports. With football its 90 min of action and i drink less, with cricket i can drink more.. More the beer more the Fun.

  58. Football is the number1 sport in over 100countries in the world!

    Football is number1 sport in africa – population 1billion
    Football is number1 sport in europe – population 900million
    Football is number1 sport in S.America – population 400million
    Football is number1 sport in the arab world- population over 360million
    Football is number1/2 sport in East Asia – population 1billion

    Football is the most popular sport in the world! Period!
    Anyone that says otherwise needs to go for a mental checkup!

    How many countries is cricket the number1 sport? Answer: 2.
    pakistan and india! hahaha

  59. fuck rthe cricket dont compare to epl to ipl the best comedy is (n terms of weekly salary to players, IPL is ranked No.2 in the world after NBA, while EPL is at 4. Again showing cricketers are richer than footballers!) IS the big comedy go fuck the cricket game of prostitutes. cricket is the bitch game ever .dhoni, sachin is not equal to ronaldo’s boots.

  60. Wow you watch cricket to see advertisement .. How funny …. FIFA has more members than United Nation … Even Cricket players Play Football for warm up….
    Football no ads only action … if you watch football just to see goals then u dont understand it sir … every pass is important every save is epic.. every minute you have to be watchfull.. last year Man City won league title by scoring in last few seconds.. 8 out of 10 football matches are unpredictable till end … on the other hand only 2 out of 10 cricket matches are unpredictable. I am not saying cricket is not good sport but you cant compare it to Football… Millions of Indian watch Football matches even though India is not playing…. According to Neo Sports 25Million people watched Euro Cup 2012 64.2M FIFA WC 2010 in India, Just Imagine What would happen if India will be in those Competetion. Look at those IPL Kit .. Red and Yellow ads all over their Shirt .. Author must be very happy with those ads

  61. Let me expose the indian 1billion population myth when they talk about cricket! Lets talk about facts here and stop the lies.

    India has 50% of their population that have no access to electricity. This is a fact which can be checked and verified. This makes 500million people who have no idea about cricket and what it is..Go to rural places in india where there is no electricity, they will not have any idea about cricket and what it is…

    Compare this with Europe. 100% have access to TV and Electricity! Population of europe is 1billion.

    I am not even going to talk about the rest of the world. just europe alone proves that football is far popular than cricket. there is simply no comparison.

  62. yeah I agree cricket is best sport all the way because anyone can change the game (test match). But every sport have its own importance its doesnt matter who have more money or popularity. Thing matter here is that what you like….

  63. popularity_ football record intendence less than 1.5 lakh and cricket record in intendence more than 9.5 lakh england vs aussies. Actually everytime india pak met in cricket ground the highest intendence record of football become average for this match.

    Football- player fight for ball. Cricket- player play with wall.

    • hhaha …comparing ashes with epl hahahahahahha :D :D …..which world u r living in Dude..One weekend with Epl crosses 8 lakh …if you dntbeleive in me..chck the official site….And prior to your cricket information…None of the tickets of a single match in the champions league cricket got fullly sold :D :D..And talking about ashes..??First carefully LOokout the public ppl sitting..thR…they are all old guys who have a shit all day to pass a time..Look into these// what I’m saying….Go and ask one Brazillian,spanish ,portuguese…What is cricket.?? : D:D :D :D

  64. woooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww what a blog
    i just want to one day cricket willlll lead
    soccer is played in prosperous nations but cricket is played in some poor countries like Zimbabwe and soccer in Germany
    but in time USA,china,Argentina,Brazil and japan

  65. i am a die hard cricket fan but i’d want to say that..
    SOCCER V TEST CRICKET-winner soccer(by a big margin)
    SOCCER V ONE DAY CRICKET-winner soccer(fair enough)
    BUT if you say soccer is better than T20 CRICKET..I’ll beat the hell out of you…i’ve compared both these games and no way soccer can beat this THRILLING VERSION OF CRICKET…it’s just the sport needs a lot of participation from other nations and boom it will rule the world..

    • yo thts true
      some fuckers don’t understand what is entertainment….
      i cannot spend my 90 minutes to watch 2 goals from both side and for tie match

  66. all the haters of cricket if you think cricket is nothing on fuckball ohhh sorry football then why are you visiting this website just to make sure that your game is greater than cricket it means you also have doubt about your shity game that it is good enough or not to compare with cricket….!!!

  67. article written by brain washed person, probably washed during british raj period..poor and pathetic victim of east india company. learn something better from your pathetic past moron. live in reality not in your crazy fantasy.lol

    • I don’t want to dignify such comments with a reply but I will just say…Ms. Mother India, pls have this much etiquette of not making personal remarks and limit urself to the subject matter…

  68. there is no fun on commenting on blog like this, but one thing i should tell you that subject matter should be meaningful, you cannot rip off some thing(football) to show off other thing(cricket) in an unrealistic manner without any respect and any proper knowledge of it(football). you are ditching football ignoring whole its reality and over emphasizing your cricket in ridiculous manner just because you think so. content of subject matter is clearly reflecting how much knowledge you have especially from your point 7,8 and 9.

    • I respect football as much as I respect cricket. And I admit I don’t have much knowledge about football. I believe you havn’t read the whole blog. After point 11, I myself is admitting that this is not the reality.

      “That was a desperate attempt of cricket fan to put cricket is the same league as football. But we all know what the reality is.”

      Its a blog written in light hearted manner and is far away from reality!

      Before making any personal remarks, please do read the whole blog and understand the context of what is written…

  69. Cricket is a stupid game !! its must b a girls game !!!! hit a little smail ball with a big hug beat !! Come one if ur man hit it with a part of ur body and enjoy the pain and felling of hitting
    a ball !!!!!!!!!!!

  70. hey mr author i know u r a cricket fan like every indian… (fuck indians) … but the truth is cricket is popular only in under developed countries like india, bangladesh, pak, (commonwealth countries/nations)…. n do u have any idea how much the world of football generate to global income…. it is 1000 folds that of cricket…. maybe u should start reading facts and figures before posting anything on the net… coz lil knowledge is dangerous…

    • Obviously I knw that soccer is way superior than cricket in terms of popularity and money. This post is meant more to be a satire than about facts…

  71. I am sorry for the first point of my reply posted on July 26 11:37 p.m. I cannot claim that cricket matches are mostly fixed and no investigations takes place. But I can sat that it has been subject to controversies

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