One of the most played and celebrated sports after cricket is football, in the entire world. This applies the same for India too. You can notice children and youngsters playing these two sports in every part of the country. India is all about diversity – be it colors, culture, food, and even sports. Indians love watching sports. The Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the most celebrated tournaments in the country, which has provided opportunities to many aspiring cricketers. Similarly, in the case of football, the Indian Super League (ISL) has encouraged many aspiring Indian footballers.
India had a national cricket team and has even represented the nation for the past few decades. But they never represented internationally in the World Cup. Indian Super League gave an opportunity to many players. None were much aware of the faces of the footballers before 2014. With the goal of growing and nurturing the sport, Football Sports Development (FSDL) and the All India Football Federation (AIFF) launched it in 2013. Many players have got recognition in the country. There has been a 137 percent spike among the Indians after ISL was launched. It became football’s fourth biggest league in the world with millions and millions of supporters. There were more than 74.7 million views on television in the inaugurating year.
ISL has been a huge success with a lot of millions of fans cheering up their teams. Indians have gained more interest in football, since 2014. The viewership and the number of supporters have proved how much Indians love watching football.