Most Popular Sports in India


Wrestling6) Wrestling: Next in the list of most followed sport in India is wrestling, a popular sport followed by teens and youngsters in the country. WWE has become a common passtime among kids in India.


Wrestling popularity

Basketball7) Basketball: Basketball is becoming more and more popular in India in recent times. At college level, many teenagers - both boys and girls - take up the sport as a hobby. Recently, the Indian brothers - Sim and Tanveer Bhullar, are making headlines in America . Their skills and build (heights 7'4" and 7'2") are attracting coaches of top basketball college teams for including them in their team.


Basketball popularity

Table Tennis8) Table Tennis:


Table Tennis popularity

Motor Sports9) Motor Sports: Motorsport has recently gained a lot of popularity in India. Though it is not common for people to take part in the sport, it has a huge fan following. In 1971, the FMSCI: Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India was founded. As of 2010, its chairman is Dr. Vijay Mallya, also the owner of the Force India F1 team.


Motor Sports popularity

Golf10) Golf: Golf is a popular sport in India. Almost every major town - especially among the newly developed ones - has a golf course. These days, many big townships in metro cities boast of their own golf facility.


Golf popularity

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dipak said on 2017-03-26 08:39:01:

cricket is gully danda game cricket is boring cricket is 3years child rest playing boooooo boooooo boooooo plzz coming India playing baseball



this is a ducked up list wrestling ,basketball,motorsports .golf, no one cares about these sports in india they should not even feature in these lists i dont know which illogical and foolish mind made this list


-Abhay Singh


Love to see this number :-)

Although I'm an all sports lover, I love cricket to the max.
My order to watch would be like this

Cricket--Probably there needs no explanation as I'm from India. :-)

Football(soccer) only at the time of worldcup, Euro, and at times ( for EPL and EUFA)

Tennis followed very well at the time of only grandslams(AUS, Wimbledon, French and US Opens).[But this sport is seen when top 4 ranks play these days, ie Nadal, Federer, Murray, Medvedev..Djokovic etc. After Sampras, Agassi, Chang, Rafter era this has become weak in India till Federer and Nadal reached prime states. And in woman after Steffi, Sanchez, Pierce, Monica, Martina Hingis and to an extent Williams' sisters (though they are still there) era probably its not followed by many. And these days it has become fashion parade :-).

Then you have Field Hockey although many love it there is no craze these days due to poor show by the national team for decades. But people will throng the stadiums when National team plays. And I guess people will not surf net for this for many reasons.

Then you have

athletics,
badminton,
table tennis,
swimming,
Chess and caroms although they dont come unders sports as such :-)

And you have selected people for sports like
Snooker, Billiards, Golf, Polo, Grandpix

When it comes to play

Apart from Cricket, what people love to play are
Chess,
Badminton,
Volleyball
Basketball(mostly at student level)
Table Tennis,
Snooker,
Caroms,

thank you,
Jagan


-Jagan

cricket rocksssssssssssssssssss and football suckssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss


-Kapil Bhardwaj94

wt abt hockey????


-Shah rukh Khan

Thanks for the reply and explanation. I can see the difficulties in collecting the kind of data and stats i was expecting, but i understand that it's an ongoing project and will evolve over time. I wish you all the very best and I hope to see more inclusive data being used in future.


-Buntyweb

Field Hockey is certainly much more popular in India than soccer or football.. by any standards you might want to employ.. not more than 0.1% of the population would be able to name even 1 American football team.. and i am not able to connect to the site using my facebook a/c due to site error... "An error occurred with Most Popular Sports. Please try again later."


-Buntyweb

Field Hockey is certainly much more popular in India.. by any standards you might want to employ..

and i am not able to connect using my facebook a/c..


-Buntyweb

 Where is hockey. Hockey is 2nd most popular sport in India after our religion CRICKET.
What football we don't know football, Indians hate football.


-mahesh patil

where field hockey man it must have got at least the 3rd pos


-rohan

Thanks for the feedback. As metioned above, the list is based on which "individual sports" websites internet users in the country browse the most (based on Alexa traffic ranks). All country-wise lists are generated automatically using those stats - definitely a limitation of the website currently. For India, unfortunately, dedicated field-hockey websites are not as popular as websites like NFL.com. Thus, this list represents popularity among internet users, which may not be true representative of whole country's population. (Thi is definitely a limitation that we have tried to convey above). Very soon, we will provide more detailed stats and use multiple means of measuring sports popularity, not just website traffic analysis.


-Admin

what?????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


-bhy

field hockey is the no.2 sport in india as per popularity, football is popular only in metros (dont include mumbai)
but yes the internate search is less than that of football becusefootball is worlds most populer sport and have many superstars.
whenever indian team plays any gameof hockey it always a full housein india.


-farewell

Correction: India stands now in 170 # of Fifa Ranking, below giants as Faroe Islands, Curaçao Island and other great microscopic Islands with a couple thousands population. India should hide the fact that soccer is the seconds most popular sport, is kinda embarassing not to say unbelievable.


-Mota

why do you think cricket is the most popular sport in India?


-Sothearath_chantrea

where is field hockey. 


-Emailroop

kool


-tiger

i love hockey


-tiger


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