One of the best events for India in Rio Olympics 2016 has been badminton. Even though Saina Nehwal got eliminated very early for Indians’ liking, the bigger headline is the entry of two more shuttlers in the international circuit. Srikanth Kidambi won our hearts by almost beating the defending champion Lin Dan in the quarters. P.V Sindhu has an assured silver medal in sight with one of her hands on gold medal, in fact. With these talents and more in pipeline, India might soon surpass China in the field of badminton. Hence we analyse 5 Reasons for success of Badminton in India compared to other sports.
Second most played in India
Badminton is one of the most common recreation activities in India. It is the second most played sport, next to cricket. Almost everyone in middle and upper middle classes would’ve played it during childhood. The investment it needs is very less and the rules are quite simple. All of these have led to greater awareness and wider base of players.