Sport is the easiest way to stay fit as well as have a great pastime. It all boils down to how amazing it feels playing some kind of sport. Getting it started from childhood itself is a goal set by quite a few people, even though it is not really in a professional sense.
The prodigies in any sport are the cream are separated, since they are in a league of their own. Others who train hard and work on their skills consistently find their way through the ranks and get to the top eventually.
The colleges in the United States are the best when it comes to promoting any sport. As far as popularity is concerned, there are quite a few that are followed and played religiously in the US such as:
- American Football
- Ice Hockey
- Boxing etc.
Now, as you can see, it doesn’t have a lot of other sports that are followed around the world and other ones that are only seen or are in preference in the US only. Baseball and American Football are a few examples. Although Baseball has expanded to many countries, it’s not the same for the latter.
Technically speaking, there are a lot of differences when it comes to Cricket and Baseball. Cricket is arguably the 2nd most popular sport in the entire planet behind Soccer. The first official Cricket match to be ever played was between Canada and the USA in 1844.
19th Century was one time where Cricket was favored heavily compared to Baseball. However, as time progressed, it made a lot more sense to prefer the latter. First of all, the only form of cricket that was being played in those days was Test Cricket. It was and still is, excruciatingly long. 5 days of a game may not even yield any result.
On the other hand, Baseball was a quick, 3-hour affair that one can get it done rather quickly. As far as Modern days of cricket is concerned, the 50-50 Over and now, the 20-20 Over formats are popular. The latter takes an average time of 3 hours as well.
However, production and broadcasting over the years have made Baseball the prime sport to choose in the USA. Especially, the slo mo camera highlights, perfectly placed advertisements, engaging situations are far more balanced in the game of Baseball.
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