Sports of India
There are a number of sports played in India. And since the great
country has got more than a hundred crores of people, many new and
interesting games and sports are being carried out every day.
Though, this is true that all of them do not get as much popularity
as cricket has got in this country, but some of them really have the
potential to achieve that level of popularity sooner or later.
India has always been recognized as the country of playing ‘rope
tricks’ and ‘black magic’ to the western world, however, at that
period of time in British ruled India those were in fact the added
attractions for the tourists and other people to pay a visit to this
amazingly ‘sporty country’. But those great players and performers
did not have any kind of platform or could not do any kind of
publicity or propaganda for their own great talents.
But, now the whole scenario has changed entirely. In today’s world
there are numerous platforms to showcase the talent of a good sports
person in India. This is the reason why now and in the recent past
India has done really well in sports. Especially, in Chess, Tennis,
Cricket, Golf, Double trap Clay Shooting and partly in Football and
Formula one car race also.
Though, the games that are invented and originated from India have
gone to the backseat, cricket has made its own religion in this
country. This is the reason why you can find people in India who are
at least ‘cricket literate’ however they might not be much bothered
about being ‘literally literate’. Cricket has actually taken all the
popularity and conquered almost all the hearts of Indian people as
far as its excitement’s concern. It has been proved many times in
the past, and as a recent example we all know that India could not
do well in the last world cup. But still cricket did not lose even a
single inch of its popularity in this country. It even climbed up a
great high during the IPL cup.
Now India is the world capital of cricket with cricketers all over
the world coming together and showcasing their talents in these 20
Indian tennis has also reached a great height in 21st century. There
are many players who have achieved many remarkable goals to make the
country proud and also to make their marks in the history of the
game itself. Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza these are
the names you can recognize instantly in India. They have won many
grand slam titles in doubles and mixed doubles segment of the game.
And it must be mentioned that Leander Paes has won the junior
Wimbledon in his younger years and he has also won the bronze in the
Like Cricket and Tennis- Indians have done pretty well in Football,
badminton, Table Tennis, Athletics, Formula one car race, Golf and
many other sports also. Such as in football there are Bhaichung
Bhutia, Subrata Pal, Bruno Kutinho, IM Vijayan, Alvito D’Kunha and
the list goes on….In badminton there are Prakash Padukone and Pulella
Gopichand (who won the British Open in the recent past), in formula
one race there is Naraine Karthikeayan.
And other sports like archery, shooting and many more are developing
and gaining popularity in a great pace.