Cricket is although not the national sport of country but has managed to accumulate the maximum fan following in the country. Cricket is not known as a sports but was regarded as a religion in the country till the IPL came. The IPL converted this religion into a cult.
You go to any part of the country, a city, a village or a town, you'll surely find a bunch of young boys playing cricket on roads, in grounds etc. Most of them not even possess a cricket bat but indulge themselves in the game in the most exciting manner.
This is one of the reasons that most of the young boys dream to be a part of Indian cricket team. The cricket mania in this country would surely leave an onlooker wonderstruck and amazed. This game has achieved immense popularity to such an extent that people prefer to watch cricket instead of movies and television serials.
Quite truly cricket is a religion in India and the cricket players are loved like anything. Cricketers have the highest amount of fan following, especially Sachin Tendulkar. Here's a list of the birthdays of Indian cricketers for their fans.