Top 10 buzziest sports events in India in 2022, as per YouGov

Feb 4, 2022

By: BI India Bureau

1. Indian Premier League

The Indian Premier League tops YouGov’s 2022 Sports Buzz Rankings in India for the second year in succession with a Buzz score of 50.8.

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2. Olympic Games - Summer

As India recorded its best -ever performance in the Olympics with a haul of seven medals, including a gold, it’s unsurprising to see the Olympics coming a close second (49.2) and making a new entry in this year’s rankings.

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3. ICC Cricket World Cup

Even though India failed to qualify for the knockout stage, the ICC Cricket World Cup managed to secure 3rd place (45.9). Its buzz score recorded a slight decline of -0.4 than 2021.

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4. ​FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup also noticed a decline in its year-on-year score and moved down one place to fourth (28.3).

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5. Indian Super League

India’s indigenous football league, Indian Super League managed to hold on to its fifth position (20.4), further cementing itself in the country’s sporting landscape

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6. Wimbledon Championship

In the sixth spot is the Wimbledon Championship with a buzz score of 18.0

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7. Pro Kabaddi League

The Pro Kabaddi League recorded a drop of three places to seventh compared to last year’s rankings (from 23.1 to 17.9).

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8. Asian Games

Asian Games, a multi-disciplinary sports event that is held once every four years, had a 15.3 buzz score on YouGov's list.

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9. World Wrestling Entertainment

WWE secures 9th place with a buzz score of 13.3

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10. Australian Open (Tennis)

Australian Open takes the 10th place with a buzz score of 13.

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