I don’t know if I am the only one who feels like this, but I think we have too much cricket nowadays, and that is perhaps the biggest reason for the empty stadia when the matches are being closed. It almost feels like the Indian team (or at least the players) are involved in something round the year. That sense of anticipation has gone away.
Also, the ‘larger-than-life’ players have reduced from all sides. An India-Australia series or an India-West Indies series had greats from both sides. Somehow, now, there seems to be more a sense of mediocrity now in the teams, barring a handful of exceptions.
I guess, times change. This is the new reality, like it or not.