FAQs about Indian Sports
Which sport originated in India?
Legend has it that kabaddi originated in Tamil Nadu some 4000 years ago. If reports are to be believed it was played among the princes in ancient time to display their strength and to win their brides. It was in 1990 that this Indian sport became a part of the Beijing Asian Games.
Who is the Indian sports minister?
Anurag Thakur is the current Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports followed by his deputy Nisith Pramanik. He took over the responsibility in 2021 just before the Tokyo Olympics.
What are the five most popular Indian sports?
Cricket is by far the most loved sport in India and constitutes part of the country's culture. It is followed by kabaddi, football, badminton and hockey.
When did sports start in India?
India has a sports history that can be tracked back to the Vedic age. During the era of Ramayana and Mahabharata, the men of honour were expected to be competitive in sports like archery, wrestling, weightlifting and swimming.
What is the No 1 Indian sports app?
With the pandemic, sports apps have become quite popular in India. In the past few years, Dream11 has truly flourished as one of the best sports apps in the country.