India is a diverse country with a diverse population playing different sports. Today, Cricket doesn’t hold the monopoly over people’s viewership. Indian audience is growing more interested in many other forms of sports like field hockey, tennis, badminton, football among others. Sports is seen as a great great career option by Indian masses. Want to know which one dominates over other?
Here is the list of top ten best and popular sports in India:
Motorsport is a very popular form of sport amongst the Indian youth. The development of the sports took off in India only post the 2000s, with two popular Indian drivers, Narain Karthikeyan and Karun Chandhok the flag-bearers.
The first ever Formula One Indian Grand Prix event was held in 2011, at the Buddh International Circuit. India is also represented in F1 by the name Force India Formula One Team Limited which is managed by a wealthy Indian businessman Vijay Mallya.
The team was based at Silverstone, United Kingdom and competed in Formula One for ten successive years from 2008–2018. However, they couldn’t achieve much success in that one decade. (The highest position in the Formula One Constructors Championship was fourth in the 2016 season.) The owners had to sell off the company as a result.
India also competes in the Motogp, Moto 3 class with Mahindra Racing. Mahindra is based in Switzerland but holds an Indian license.