In 2015, when Star India first broadcasted IPL matches, around 41 million people watched it on Hotstar. By the next season, the number had gone up to 77 million viewers. As of 19 January 2017, over 25 million watched just the second one-day international (ODI) match between India and England on the over-the-top (OTT) or on-demand video service platform.
Now, that big a number of people watching a match on their respective TVs, like the olden days, is one thing. On the internet, each user adds traffic to the network, therefore disturbing the seamlessness of the game, as it should be enjoyed.