Sport is more than just a recreation for millions of fans across the world.
It is more of a lifestyle for many who dream of playing at the highest level and even for people who cant fulfill that dream, the sport still remains a lifestyle.
Such is the importance the world of sport has assumed in the current generation. It has helped the youngsters around the world instill an amount of competition that also brings the will to win not only in the sport but also in life in general.
So it is no surprise to see the famous sportsmen across all sports, make sure that they portray themselves positively so as to not influence the youth in the wrong way.
This brings us to the matter of appearance of a sports person, which can have a drastic effect on his fans. In the world of cricket and football, the appearance of players is often copied by fans around the globe and it is important for the athletes to make sure that they do not set a bad example.
But over the years we have seen players in both sports try out different approaches to their personality and have become more popular that they were through the sport. But are cricketers more worried about their image or do footballers take more time off for looking good on camera?
This has been an age-old debate that has not found a pin-point answer but most times, the world of football is what takes a slight advantage.
In cricket, the teams from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, England, and India have some good looking players who are also used as models in their own countries.
The likes of Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, AD de Villiers, Brendon McCullum and Dale Steyn have all been used for advertising products across the globe as they have the ability to increase the image of any brand with just their presence.
However, in the world of football, where the whole sport is generally better organized than cricket, the number of stars who portray a peculiar image to attract viewers is large in number.
Over the years, the likes of David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo have been used not only to promote products but also to promote the image of the sport as a whole.
For any product, having a football player on their cover increases it’s brand value and it is not rocket science as to why footballers are preferred over cricketers for international brands.
Football as a sport is more popular all over the world and attracts more viewers on a regular basis. Though cricket is popular, it is nowhere near as popular as football and is only now slowly on the verge of reaching that stage.
So it is evident that the world of football as such is more popular which inturn puts pressure on the players to change their appearance into a more attracting one.
This is one of the major reasons why footballers are considered more handsome than their cricketing counter-parts. Though the cricketers can compete with the footballers in popularity, the amount of care taken on their appearance by footballers sees them come out as attractive and handsome.
When cricket reaches a state when the on-field appearance matters as much as the performance, it will change the way a cricket team approaches a game but for now, footballers should surely be considered as a more handsome group in relation to their cricket counterparts.