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Top 10 Popular Sports In India

Top 10 Popular Sports In India

Sports is a biggest entertainment for Indian people. For each different sports, there are lot of die-hard Indian fans. Haha! Whatever it takes, they don’t miss to watch any of their favorite contests on the Television. But that doesn’t just happens in India; it happens in the whole world. Talking just about Indian sports and their die-hard fans, we have compiled a list of Top 10 Popular Sports In India. Scroll down to see if you can find your favorite one in the list too. 🙂

10. Basketball


Basketball is on 10th place in the list of most popular sports in India. It has too much attraction towards the younger generation of schools, colleges and universities. This sport is played by both male and female in India. Indian basketball follows the rules of International Basketball Federation (FIBA).

9. Table Tennis

Table Tennis

Table Tennis is on 9th spot in the list of most popular sports in India. It is a fabulous indoor attraction in India. Especially, younger generation in different parts of India, enjoys playing it. The Table Tennis Federation Of India handles this game officially. In worldwide rankings, India is ranked on 30th spot and one of their best table tennis players is Sharath Kamal who is ranked in top 50.

8. Wrestling


Wrestling is on 8th spot in the list of most popular sports in India. It is mostly popular because most teenagers and youngster do love to watch wrestling on their television. The former Indian police officer, The Great Khali also got promoted in WWE and that’s what attracted the Indian audience the most.

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7. Motor Sports

Motor Sports

Motor Sports is on 7th spot in the list of most popular sports in India. Apparently, majority of Indian people have just began to take more interest in it. People usually don’t take part in it, but there is a lot of fans of this sport in India. In last couple of years, Formula One has just drove in the country. The first ever Indian Formula One driver participated in 2005.

6. Chess


Chess is on the 6th spot in the list of most popular sports in India. It really has got extreme popularity in the country because of former Indian Chess Master and World Champion, Viswanathan Anand. Surely, the youngsters and teenagers are taking interest in this game because of this man who has gained great reputation in the world. All-India Chess Federation handles the game officially in the country.

5. Tennis


Tennis is the 5th most popular Indian sport in the list. It is true that India hasn’t got much greater rankings in Singles format of the game, but still Indian players are doing well in Doubles. Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna are the greatest Indian tennis players of all-time who have got fabulous career record so far.

4. Badminton


Badminton is the 4th most popular Indian sport in the list. So far, it is widely played in India and it is been quiet successful as managed by Badminton Association of India. Indian Badminton player, Saina Nehwal has got much reputation in the game, she is also been ranked at 2nd spot in the world Badminton rankings, in 2010. There are also some more Indian badminton players who have got much reputation in the game.

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3. Hockey

Field Hockey

Hockey (Field Hockey) is the 3rd most popular Indian sport in the list. It is the national game of India, along with Pakistan. India has got much success in Hockey around the world, especially in Olympics. They’ve also won the World Hockey Championship in 1975. So far, so good!

2. Soccer

indian soccer

Soccer is the 2nd most popular Indian sport in the list. Soccer has gained more popularity in India. Despite of being on 156th rank in the FIFA rankings, still Indian people love to watch the national team playing. Hopefully, they’ll come closer to the top rankings pretty soon.

1. Cricket

Indian Cricket

On the 1st spot is Cricket, which is the most watched and popular sport in India. On global level, Indian Cricket Team has got great reputation in the ranks and also The Board Of Control For Cricket has earned quiet incredible profits. Indian Premier League is the most profitable and so far, successful cricket league in India. Also, India has produced some fine legendary cricketers such as, Sachin Tendulkar, Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar, Rahul Dravid etc. India also have won numerous big ICC tournaments. It is my favorite game too! 😀

Well, that’s all we have got for now!

Which one is your favorite game? Let us know! Give us a feedback!

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