There are various sports played in India, but not necessarily every sport is famous. There are some sports in which India has its name but people do not love that sport as much as they love others. One such example is chess- India have great chess players, but it’s not famous among people.

1. Cricket


No doubt, this has to be at the top most. India has only one religion and that’s “cricket”. And no doubt we have many legends like- Kapil Dev, Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar. In this field and in India is a profit leader in field of cricket.

2. Soccer


This is quite strange, that ranking 156th in FIFA, it does not have that fame in International level. But in spite all this is the second most played and watched sport in India.

3. Field Hockey


Along with Pakistan, field hockey is the national game of India, and this sport is very famous because of Men’s hockey team. It has won around 8 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals, basically more than any team in world. It has also won world cup.

4. Badminton


This is the most famous and second played sport after cricket. We have many legends in this field like- Saina Nehwal, Prakash Padukone and Pullela Gopichand. We even got bronze medal in the Olympics in 2012.



Tennis is among those popular sports. It has not created such history in single events but in double events and mixed double events, it has really done well. Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna, the two most famous players and inspiration for youngsters.



Due to chess grandmaster and former World champion Vishwanathan Anand, chess has become very famous sport among young minds and he is a great inspiration for people.

7.Motor sports:


Since few years motor sports has occupied a large space in people’s heart, though people are not that much interested in taking part in motor sports but they are keenly interested in watching such sports. It was initiated by Formula One Driver in 2005.



People are just crazy regarding this sport. Talk about any age group, be it the young ones or the old age people, and why not? we have such legends too.  Like- The Great Khali, who was an police officer, turns out to be an such awesome wrestler.

9.Table tennis:

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This is one of the most popular indoor sports among people of India. Mainly famous in the states like West Bengal and Tamil Nadu. The game of table tennis is controlled by The Table Tennis Federation Of India that is the official sports body.

10.Basket ball:

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The game of basketball is very common in schools, colleges and universities. Every institutions normally have their own basketball team, and the sport is loved and played by the people of all age group. Both men and women love playing this game and this follows FIBA International Basketball Federation rules in order to organise any sort of championship relating basketball.

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