Cricket is the most followed sport in India. In fact, it is said that cricket in India cricket is an emotion and a religion for some. And because of that India is the home to one of the biggest and best stadiums on earth. These stadiums are always filled with fans especially during India vs Pakistan. Which one of the most intense matches on earth. Other than that the stadiums are packed during the famous Indian premier league aka (Ipl). The energy during IPL matches is unbelievable. Here are the 6 best cricket stadiums across India where every cricket lover should go.
1) Eden Garden
Whenever I think about cricket the only stadium that comes in my mind is Eden gardens. Located in Kolkata the Eden Gardens is India’s largest stadium and world’s second-largest stadium. It has a capacity of over 68,000. And has witnessed numerous matches that consists of victories as well as losses. The fun fact about this stadium is our fierce rivals the men in green have never won here. This stadium was built in 1864 and is a legendary stadium.
2) Wankhede Stadium
Located in the bustling city of Mumbai Wankhede is like the heartbeat of Mumbai. It is located near the queens necklace and is the stadium that experienced the historic moment of world cup finals. Here the master blaster Sachin Tendulkar lifted the 2011 world cup. Established in the year 1974 this stadium has a capacity of 33,100. Every ODI match was held here whenever India hosted the world cup. This stadium is the home to the famous IPL team Mumbai Indians. This team has lifted the IPL trophy thrice and is a historic team.
3) HPCA Stadium
HPCA stadium is the highest stadium in India. Located in Himachal Pradesh this stadium has a capacity of 23,000. This one of the most ideal stadiums in India because it comes with snow-clad beautiful peaks at one side and the beautiful game of cricket at the other. This ground is known for its fast pitches and therefore is the ideal and favorite pitch for all the fast bowlers.
4) Feroz Shah Kotla
Famously known as the lucky charm this stadium is Indias second oldest stadiums. This stadium was built in the year 1883 by all the cricket freaks in Delhi. This stadium is known as the lucky charm because the men in blue I mean the Indians have never lost a Test or ODI match here in 28 years. This stadium has been a home to Delhi daredevil also known as the Delhi capitals now.
5) M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
Formerly known as the Karnataka state cricket association this ground was built in the year 1970. This stadium is very popular and is particularly known for one thing for its solar panels. This is the first stadium that solely runs on solar energy. Apart from cricket, various concerts take place here. This stadium has hosted all kinds of matches ODIS, test, 20-20, etc. This stadium is the home to Royal Challengers Bangalore this team has never won the tournament. But has witnessed one of the most magnificent matches. The biggest sixes, the biggest scores, etc. It has a capacity of 40,000 and is a must-visit stadium.
6) Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground
Whilst talking about stadiums how can we forget about this one. This is the most famous stadium in Rajkot. Before it was a polo ground but later it got converted into a cricket ground looking at the popularity of the sport. Other than cricket this has basketball, volleyball, tennis, badminton, and squash courts too.
If you want to experience this ground at the best and the most electric mode one should visit this ground during the IPL matches or world cup matches the crowd is wild. The stadiums are jammed packed and you can experience cricket at it’s fullest.