Indian's are crazy for cricket. So much crazy, that other sports are not even thought by them.
Why are people so crazy only for cricket?
Well, the Indian people are not responsible for that. The media is responsible. Only Cricket is aired live on the Doordarshan (DD 1). I've rarely seen other sport live on the Doordarshan. If you look at the sports section in the news paper, you'll find news and articles related to Cricket all over, and that too with bold headlines. News related to other sports are situated in the corners with tiny headlines which don't make any sense.
Yesterday, India lost the T20 cricket match against Sri Lanka in Nagpur. Also, India won a hockey match against China in a semifinal in Argentina. Remember that Hockey is our national game. In today's newspaper, a very big headline stated that India lost the match with colorful effects and big images. The news about the Hockey game that India won was situated in the bottom of the paper and with no colors and images.
I wonder, if the media likes to see India loose and put their news in their papers.
This is the respect, the Indian MEDIA shows to our national game.
The most dreadful thing, many people think that Cricket is our national game.
The media is responsible for many things, they can change anything. This is the only reason why India gets 5,6 gold medals in Olympics.