To say that Cricket is a religion in India would somehow be unjust. Religion, sometimes creates a divide but Cricket is that one unifying factor which transcends all barriers of race, religion, caste and even financial status.
You can see complete pandemonium outside a television store when India is playing a match. There are people from all sections of society who cheer at every victory and collectively grunt at every loss. This happens on every ball played. It is in these moments of mass hysteria and common agony that we all bond together and bleed blue for our team.