Why Playing Indoor Cricket is Good for You

Most Aussies I know play basketball, volleyball, futsal, and other team sports that are typically held indoors. On a more personal level, I prefer playing indoor cricket especially when we get to play under the roof of one of Action Indoor Sports’ renowned indoor sports stadiums all over the country.

You can also visit their website to learn where these stadiums are located so you can choose one nearest you. But why should you play indoor cricket, you might ask?

For starters, it’s a great way to sharpen your focus and concentration. A game of indoor cricket is similar to the one played outdoors. The only obvious difference is that, well, it’s played indoors.

But given that the objective of the game is to hit or bat the ball, this requires excellent hand-eye coordination and impeccable spatial skills.

The first time I played indoor cricket, I thought it was almost the same as baseball. Well, it is. But I found batting the cricket ball to be somewhat trickier and this requires skill. More importantly, one has to stay focused on the movement of the ball as it is bowled to you by the bowler of the opposing team.

You may not know it, but very fast calculations are already occurring in your brain. It’s trying to figure out the precise moment when the muscles of the arm will start twitching to get the bat ready to meet the incoming ball.

Everything happens in a split second. But do it many times and you’ve got yourself steadier hands, more focused mind, and lightning-quick reflexes. For youngsters, the sharpening of focus and hand-eye coordination can easily translate to better performance in school.

The same is true for adults as there are certain aspects of their work that require concentration and deft hands.

Indoor cricket is not only good for sharpening your cognitive and psychomotor faculties, however. It is also important in enhancing your overall fitness.

Sure, it pales in comparison to lifting weights or even doing a butterfly in the Olympic swimming pool, but it sure can work the muscles of the arms and legs.

As you bat the bowl, power is concentrated in the arms so that you can easily send the ball rolling, allowing you to score for your team. But that’s not all, running also targets the muscles of the legs and feet.

Unlike running however, the work performed by the muscles of your lower limbs is more explosive. Imagine you’re simply standing there. Then, all of a sudden, you have to spring into action. This can take your muscles by surprise. And this is how leg muscles get trained to be stronger.

Playing indoor cricket is also a great way to manage stress. If you’re like me who has to juggle work responsibilities with the other aspects of my life, then you know how frustrating it can be when you’re stressed out.

While there are plenty of ways by which we can manage our stresses, I find playing indoor cricket to be especially beneficial for me.

How? Like I said, it helps me focus on the task at hand. This alone helps me discard my anxious thoughts and replace them with more constructive ones. In this case it’s how I can hit the ball and score one for my team.

But the real motivation for playing indoor cricket is in the camaraderie and sense of belonging that I share with my teammates. Playing indoor cricket doesn’t have to be all about competition.

It can even be a friendly match which can be such a joy to have especially when followed by good food, great drinks, and plenty of laughs. Other indoor games can provide you with such a thrill, too.

Different individuals have different reasons for playing indoor cricket or any other game or sports activity held indoors. What I can honestly tell you is that indoor cricket is good for you.