Top 10 most popular sports in India

 Top 10 most popular sports in India

As we all know sports is essential part of any country. Every country has its own national sports and India's national sports game is hockey 🏑. There are many sports which are not popular right now but hope so it will be become popular after sometime in the future. Now let's see top 10 most popular sports which is famous in India.

1. Cricket 

Cricket is the most popular sport in India. The Board of Control for Cricket in India is the worldwide pioneer when it comes to profits in the world of Cricket. India has some fabulous cricketers like Kapil Dev, Rohit Sharma Sunil Gavaskar, Virat Kohli, and Sachin Tendulkar.

Every child in India once wants to play  cricket in his life. Every young wants to join Indian cricket team by this you can imagine how much cricket gain popularity in India.

2. Football 

Soccer or football is the second most favorite sport in India. However, the Indian national football team does not have much achievement at the global level, and the Indian national football team is on 96th rank in FIFA rankings. 

Who don't know about Sunil Chhetri , the captain is of Indian football team . Because of his efforts and support India gain a name in the terms of football all over the world.

3. Hockey 

Hockey is the national sports of India.India has achieved 8 gold, one silver, and two bronze medals, more than any other team in the world. India gain a name in the field of hockey because of their hockey men's team.

They also registered their victory at the world cup tournament 1975 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Lately, at the 2018 Asian Games, the Indian Women’s team has won the silver medal. Furthermore, the Men’s team has also worked to get the bronze medal at the tournament.

4. Badminton 

In India mostly girls wants to play badminton and they earn name and fame by playing this . This is 2nd most played sports in India . Saina Nehwal who is known for the playing badminton for the country. She ranked 2nd in the world in 2010.Prakash Padukone and Pullela Gopichand, both achieved the All England Open in 1980 and 2001 respectively. However, Saina is not alone an Indian badminton player who won an Olympic medal as P. V. Sindhu achieved the Olympic silver in 2016. Saina achieved the bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics.

5. Tennis 

Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna are the real motivation for Indian youth following tennis. I don't know whether they play well in single but they played well in double and in mix games .
Indian Tennis players have received pretty good spots in international tournaments in the last few years.

6. Chess 

Chess becomes the most popular sports in India for especially past two decades due to chess Grandmaster and former World Champion Viswanathan Anand. 
Vishwanathan Anand play chess at international level . He is inspiration of many of the young youth of the country .
The All India Chess Federation is the governing body for chess in India. Additionally, players like Harikrishna Pentala and Vidit Santosh Gujrathi has recently won pretty good spots in the 2020 FIDE ranking.

7. Motor sports 

As I don't know much about motor sports but i wish it will become more population and seen as a international level sport.

Motorsport has achieved a lot of popularity in India in modern times. Though it is not very common for India to take part in the game, it has a huge fan following. Formula One has taken off in the nation in the past few years, with the first-ever Indian Formula One driver competing in 2005 and the first-ever Formula One Indian Grand Prix in 2011. India has one of the best Grand Prix circuits, the Buddh International Circuit, in Greater Noida.

8. Wrestling 

Wrestling is one of the most-watched sports in India, and youngsters in India are a huge fan of wrestling. WWE has pushed The Great Khali, an Indian police officer turned professional wrestler, to draw Indian audiences’ attention.
Recently in 2018, the Indian team has achieved two gold medals and a bronze at the Asian Games.

9.  Table tennis 

Table tennis is a famous indoor sport in India that has caught on in states like West Bengal and Tamil Nadu. The Table Tennis Federation of India is the official sports body to manage table tennis in India. India’s Sharath Kamal has been ranked 43rd in the world as of 2017. Also, the Indian team has recently won two bronze medals in the 2018 Asian Games at Jakarta.

10. Basketball 

Basketball  in India is played mostly in schools, colleges, and universities. Furthermore, there is significant support for the game among the younger generation. Basketball in India is played by both men and women of all ages and abilities and, Indian Basketball follows FIBA International Basketball Federation rules for organizing basketball tournaments.

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