The first name that comes to mind when talking about the game of India is cricket.

When it comes to playing in every house in India, from the youngest to the oldest, cricket will come first.

But cricket is not the national sport of India. There are differences of opinion about the Indian national game.

According to some, hockey is the national sport of India and according to some,

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kabaddi is the national sport of India. Although cricket is so popular in India, it originated in England.

Cricket is believed to have been around since possibly the 13th century.

That’s right cricket was around in the same era as the Mongol empire.

However if we’re on the safe side, the sport of cricket has a known history beginning in the late 16th century.

And you must be thinking oh it’s something invented by the noble elite of the time. No, who played it, sheep boys.