Top 10 Most Popular Sports In India

10. Basketball

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In the majority of high schools, colleges, and institutions in India, basketball is played. Additionally, a large portion of the younger generation plays the game. As we all know, men and women of all ages and skill levels play basketball in India.

09. Table Tennis

Table Tennis

In India, table tennis is a well-liked indoor recreational activity that has gained popularity in places like West Bengal and Tamil Nadu. The recognized governing body for table tennis in India is the Table Tennis Federation of India. As of 2017, India's Sharath Kamal is ranked 43rd in the world.

08. Wrestling


One of the sports with the highest viewers in India is wrestling. It's interesting to note that teenagers and young people in India tend to watch wrestling. To draw spectators in India, WWE has promoted The Great Khali, a former police officer in India who is now a professional wrestler.

07. Motor Sports

 Motor Sports

In recent years, racing has become very popular in India. Although participation in the sport is not extremely prevalent among Indians, it has a sizable fan base. In addition, the popularity of Formula One in particular has increased in the nation in recent years.

06. Chess


Since the previous two decades, Viswanathan Anand, a chess Grandmaster and former World Champion, has made chess one of the most popular sports in India. As everyone is aware, Anand is revered as a hero by many Indians. His ascent to the top of the chess world has motivated an entire generation of young Indians to learn the game.

05. Tennis


In India, tennis has long been a well-liked sport. India hasn't been a major player in the singles competition, but it frequently performs admirably in the doubles and mixed doubles divisions. The genuine inspiration for Indian youngsters comes from Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna. 

04. Badminton


In India, badminton is a well-liked sport. After cricket, it is the second most popular sport in India. The Badminton Association of India oversees badminton in India. India has had some excellent badminton achievements on the international stage.

03. Field Hockey

Field Hockey

Along with Pakistan, India's national sport in the Olympics is field hockey. In terms of men's field hockey, India is one of the most successful nations. India has won more medals than any other team in the globe, including 8 gold, 1 silver, and 2 bronze. In 1975, they triumphed at the World Cup in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

02. Football


The second most popular sport in India is football, sometimes known as soccer. The Indian national football team is ranked 96th in the FIFA rankings despite not having much success at the international level. In addition, India recently hosted the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2017. However, among Indian sports lovers, football is the second most watched sport. 

01. Cricket


In India, cricket is by far the most popular sport. When it comes to cricket profits, the Board of Control for Cricket in India is at the top of the list worldwide. As many of us have seen the posters stating that "Cricket & Film" are India's two official religions.