Popular sports in India

Jhon Marshall By Jhon Marshall, 9th Dec 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/31c1_xwr/
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This page is about sports vastly played and watched in India.


I am talking about Asian Indian. Indians are basically fan of one and only one sport named cricket.In every parts of India even in Indian sub-continent cricket is not only played as sports but also celebrated as festival. Cricket players are like God to us and Indian people just worship them. There are many players in the past and present who are really great or legends in this sport. Players like Sachin Tendulakar,Rahul Dravid,Kapil Dev,Sunil Gavaskar, Sourav Ganguly,MS Dhoni and many more are like the heroes to us.
Indian cricket has the largest fan following amongst the nations who are playing International Cricket at the moment. The Nations which are the major contributor to cricket besides India are Srilanka,Pakistan,England,South Africa,Australia,NewZealand, West Indies. There are only few nations who play cricket. Before the new T-20 format cricket was played for five days as test cricket or one day format. That means it takes complete one or five days to complete a cricket game. And it is time consuming and I think it is the cause that too few International team playing it. With the new twenty twenty format it is possible that the game will be made popular to most of the nations.
Besides cricket some regions of India, people watch football. The game is mostly popular in Bengal and Goa. There are many clubs in West Bengal and Kerala which provides quality football match. Mohun Bagan,East Bengal rivalry is well known and Santosh cup football is gaining popularity. Though Indian football team is at the bottom of the FIFA table but the crazy fan followers of football is huge .EPL,SPL and ECL are very popular amongst Indian.
Before cricket, Hockey was the popular game in India. India won gold medal several times in the past in the Olympic for this sport. People like Dhyan Chand is like legend and renowned internationally. After cricket became so popular, hockey lost is popularity. Though the International team is playing well but the players are not that popular as cricket stars.
Games like Tennis and badminton, chess are gaining popularity because some individuals like Leander and Saina are performing well and made their name internationally. But , it is very hard to find many players of international standard but some individual talents.
Before Hockey kabaddi was the Indian national game. But there is a problem with that game, this game is very much limited to India. Very few nations besides India are playing this game. Shooting, Boxing, Wrestling are also popular in limited region of India.
In the end it can be said that, Indian people loves only one thing at most is cricket and it is not going to change in near future.


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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
10th Dec 2013 (#)

Cricket my dear Jhon is the number one sport above soccer and other ones. The India- Pakistan matches as well agaisnt Enlgand are the top vote getters in India. Very popular mate!

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