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Wednesday, 27 January 2016

6 Most Popular Sports in India

6 Most Popular Sports Played in India



sports are an important part of Indian entertainment, culture and tradition. various sports being played in India. In Below we are going to make a Top 10 List of Most Popular Sports in India. Popularity mean how many people are watching that sport, or how many revenue generated from that sport. popularity not suppose to success. for example, india has produced some great chess players, but we can’t say that chess is the most popular are 2nd most popular sport in india.


In soccer indian national team ranked as 156th team in FIFA ranking but still one of the most popular game in india, lots of people are playing and lots of watching from home. so keeping this criteria in the mind, here is the list of Most Popular Sports in India.
what you think about our ranking? need some changes, please let us know in comments.
6.Basketball 
Basketball in India is played in most of the high schools, colleges and universities. There is considerable patronage for the game among the younger generation. Basketball in India is played by both men and women of all ages and ability. Indian Basketball follows FIBA International Basketball Federation rules for organizing basketball championships.
5.Table tennis 
Table tennis is a popular indoor recreation sport in India, which has caught on in states like West Bengal and Tamil Nadu. The Table Tennis Federation of India is the official sports body to control table tennis in india. india’s Sharath Kamal currently ranked 30th in the world.
4.Tennis
Tennis has long been a popular sport in India. Though India has not been a powerful force in the singles event, it has often done very well in the doubles and mixed doubles category.Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna are the real inspiration for Indian youth.
3.Badminton
Badminton is a popular sport in India. It is the second most played sport in India after Cricket. Badminton in India is managed by Badminton Association of India.
India has achieved some very good success at International level in badminton. Indian “shuttler” Saina Nehwal was ranked second in the world in the year 2010. Prakash Padukone and Pullela Gopichand, both won the All England Open in 1980 and 2001 respectively. Saina is also the lone Indian badminton player to have won an Olympic medal when she won the bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics.
2.Field Hockey
Field Hockey is the national sport of India In the Olympics along with Pakistan. India is the one of most successful country in men’s field hocke. india has won with 8 gold, 1 silver, and 2 bronze medals, more than any other team in the world. they also won world cup hockey tournament in 1975 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
1.Cricket
Cricket  is by far the most popular sport in India. The Board of Control for Cricket in India is the global leader in profits in the world of cricket. I have seen poster more than one time written “India have two religen “Cricket & Film”. India Have produced Some Legend Cricketers Like Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar, Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar. These players Make Cricket Most Popular Sport Among Indian People. In India, Lot of Money Involved in Cricket after Introduction of IPL. Indian Premier League attracts cricketers from all over the world.
India has won All of the ICC Tournaments Including ODI’s World Cup 2 times (1983 & 2011), T20 World Cup 2007, ICC Champions Trophy 2013. so without any doubt Cricket is the by far most popular sport in india.

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