Write & Earn
Notifications

5 sports you probably didn't know India had a national team in - Slide 1 of 5

With immense coverage of cricket, football and other common sports in our country, have you ever wondered how many different sports are really be ...

With immense coverage of cricket, football and other common sports in our country, have you ever wondered how many different sports are really being played in India?

Yes, there are some rare games that are being played and it's rather surprising to find out that these games have national teams representing our country and excelling. But what’s more surprising is that we don’t even know of the existence of such sports.

Forget about the condition of the players who represent our country, the people of our country have no idea about the names of such sports, which is a bit of a shame for us because these sportsmen love what they do! 

Let’s have a look at 5 such “uncommon” sports in which India has a fully functioning national team:

#1 Cycle Polo

Previous Slide 1 / 5

This sport is exactly the same as the regular Polo game, but except for the horses, the players are on cycles.

Cycle Polo is one of the least known games that is being played in India. It hasn’t had much recognition but has been certified by the government and is funded wholely by them.

A team also represents the country for various world championships, and in the 8 World Championships, the Indian team has had an excellent record, winning 4 golds and 2 Bronze medals.

They have put up a good winning streak, but do we know about it?

Previous Slide 1 / 5
Struggling Dabang Delhi eye comeback on home turf
Struggling Dabang Delhi eye comeback on home turf
Indian athletes in awe of Ashgabat 2017
Indian athletes in awe of Ashgabat 2017
The Indian contingent is full of praise for the facilities at the AIMAG 2017
Top racers for Asian Road Racing meet in Chennai
Top racers for Asian Road Racing meet in Chennai
Top Honda racers for Asian Road Racing meet in Chennai
Top Honda racers for Asian Road Racing meet in Chennai
Top racers for Asian Road Racing meet in Chennai
Top racers for Asian Road Racing meet in Chennai
Indians win 2 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze at Asian Indoor Games
Indians win 2 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze at Asian Indoor Games
It was another fruitful day for India in Ashgabat.
10 Bollywood superstars who have played sports at a noteworthy level
10 Bollywood superstars who have played sports at a noteworthy level
How many of these actors did you know who played the sport?
17K
Union Cabinet approves revamping of Khelo India Programme, Rs 5 lakh scholarships announced for athletes
Union Cabinet approves revamping of Khelo India Programme, Rs 5 lakh scholarships announced for athletes
The Khelo India scheme has been revamped, which is bound to transform the sporting landscape of India.
702
Indians add 2 gold and 1 bronze to tally at Asian Indoor Games in Ashgabat
Indians add 2 gold and 1 bronze to tally at Asian Indoor Games in Ashgabat
India are now in the ninth spot in the medal tally.
Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games: India win four medals in athletics
Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games: India win four medals in athletics
It was a good start for the Indian contingent at the AIMAG being held in Turkmenistan.
Belt Wrestling: One of Asia’s fastest-growing sports reaches the world stage at Ashgabat 2017
Belt Wrestling: One of Asia’s fastest-growing sports reaches the world stage at Ashgabat 2017
India's Dharmender even won a bronze in his first ever competitive event!
Despite winning India's first Asian Indoor Games gold medal, Poornima Hembram still worried about losing her job
Despite winning India's first Asian Indoor Games gold medal, Poornima Hembram still worried about losing her job
Her journey from a remote village in Odisha to the gold in Ashgabat is an awe-inspiring one!
Ashgabat 2017: Grand Asian Indoor Games opening ceremony highlights rich culture of Turkmenistan  
Ashgabat 2017: Grand Asian Indoor Games opening ceremony highlights rich culture of Turkmenistan  
A mixture of on ground acrobatics and jaw-dropping Computer Generated Graphics produced a magical evening.
Verify if archery body has amended constitution: SC to Centre
Verify if archery body has amended constitution: SC to Centre
Formula One vrooms closer to virtual-reality
Formula One vrooms closer to virtual-reality
Rain forces India to cancel practice again
Rain forces India to cancel practice again
Olympic Council of Asia: Oceania in Asian Games unlikely
Olympic Council of Asia: Oceania in Asian Games unlikely
Not good news for Australia and its athletes.
Rossi back on bike 18 days after double leg fracture
Rossi back on bike 18 days after double leg fracture
'Raging Bull' boxer Jake LaMotta dead at 95: family
'Raging Bull' boxer Jake LaMotta dead at 95: family
Physical sale of U-17 WC tickets to start in Delhi on Sep 21
Physical sale of U-17 WC tickets to start in Delhi on Sep 21
Fetching more content...