Favorite Video Games of Indian Cricketers: From images of M.S. Dhoni to a viral tweet by Virat Kohli. There have been several instances where our favorite cricket Icons have been found to indulge in gaming sessions, glued to their screens.
Although, a prevailing fact of the time is that Video Games are nothing but a waste of time. They add no value to our productivity and can also lead to a destructive path of addiction. We are encouraged to go out and play physical games that force us to catch our breath after every five minutes.
However, is that really the case though? Is it necessary to shed a bad light on video games in order to promote physical activity? This blog on Favorite Video Games of Indian Cricketers will definitely make a case against the notion that video games are a waste of time.
After all, how can PUBG be a bad influence if the leading cricketer of our generation, Mahendra Singh Dhoni is often found knees-deep in a battle royale match with the Indian Cricket Team?
Favorite Video Games of Indian Cricketers
Let us explore some of the instances when our Cricket Team was found hiding away from the field in favor of Video Game sessions.
MS Dhoni spends more time with Esports than cricket, according to Harbhajan Singh during the World Esports Cup Award Ceremony. During the virtual award ceremony for World Esports Cup on Friday, 14th February 2022, World Cup-winning India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh shed light on MS Dhoni’s fondness for Esports.
According to Harbhajan Singh, the majority of Indian cricketers enjoy Esports and spend time playing a variety of online games. The great spinner further stated that Dhoni spends most of his time away from cricket by sitting in front of his gaming devices.
Virat Kohli, Captain of the Indian Cricket Team, discusses his own video game and the gaming industry in an interview.
He then goes on to describe it as an odd sensation for him. He said “I’ve always enjoyed playing video games. I have always enjoyed playing cricket games on my gaming consoles, phones, and tablets, among other things. So now I have my own game. Obviously, this is quite thrilling for me because I know how much I enjoy games.”
In another instance, Virat Kohli, India’s Test captain, spent Monday (June 20) playing his favorite video game on PlayStation when rain in Mumbai stopped him from going to practice.
Yuzvendra Chahal is known as the cricketer who is most enthusiastic about playing PUBG. He enjoyed playing PUBG with other cricketers and well-known pals such as renowned rapper Raftaar, well-known comedian Tanmay Bhatt (AIB co-founder), and Samay Raina (co-winner of Comicstaan 2). Chahal appeared on OnePlus’s channels in many streams and a PUBGM competition.
Smriti Mandhana, Shreyas Iyer, and KL Rahul joined Yuzvendra Chahal in the OnePlus competition, which was televised on OnePlus India’s channel. Four of these cricketers shared the field with prominent esports athletes such as Scout, Dynamo Gaming, Jonathan Gaming, Godnixon, and well-known actress Ahsaas Channa.
Riyan Parag is a bright spot among India’s next generation of cricket stars.
The Assamese all-rounder has already created a name for himself by playing for his state team in the domestic circuit, being a member of India’s winning squad at the 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup, and becoming the youngest player to register a league half-century with Rajasthan Royals in 2019.
Unbeknownst to many, Riyan is also an enthusiastic gamer who enjoys CS: GO. And when he faced CS: GO player Ankit Panth and his team, the world discovered that Riyan’s passion for the game is matched by his talent.
Indian Cricketers and Their Playstation Addiction
To pass the time, Indian cricketers Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, and Karun Nair turned to play FIFA. This photograph was taken during Cyclone Vardah.
Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar Chill With FIFA.
Indian Captain for Sri Lanka tour and vice-captain caught playing PS4 at the time of bio bubble.
The Golden Age of Playstation
Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, Shardul Thakur, Shikhar Dhawan, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are all playing FIFA on the PlayStation. Shikhar Dhawan posted this photograph, which depicts the Indian players’ passion for Playstation.
The debate on whether video games are good or bad is a controversial one. However, our article on favorite video games of Indian Cricketers has come to an end. Also, read How Video Games Can Improve Sports Performance.