The rise of kabaddi and the demise of hockey
Since the launch of the Pro Kabaddi League, interest in kabaddi has risen and it now competes with football as India’s most popular sport after cricket
Kabaddi’s resurgence is also confirmed by another measure: Google Trends
Turn on the TV today and the Indian sports fan is spoilt for choice. From Pro Kabaddi to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the Indian Super League (ISL) to the English Premier League (EPL), Indians can watch a plethora of domestic and international sports. The last decade has seen the birth of 16 new sports leagues in India—and more are projected over the next few years.