This is my first visit to India during an IPL, and it's amazing to see how it has captured the imagination of a whole nation. I see it discussed on television, across news channels, I see it all over the newspapers, and I see the teams staring down at me from billboards.
Indians have always loved cricket and have now been seduced by the Twenty20 format. I was in Delhi for a few days, where people are passionately supporting the Daredevils, and I am now in Mumbai, where the Mumbai Indians are being followed with equal fervour.
Such passion and interest can only benefit the sport and, while I feel a little sorry for other sports in India, it is great to see the excitement around these matches. I do respect the traditions of cricket but I have no problems with change and innovation. T20 is all about innovation and I don't get worried by its surging popularity.
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