Sports IPL only third-most popular cricket event in India, international competitions more favoured, survey reveals Updated : May 13, 2019 07:03 PM IST The ICC Cricket World Cup is the most popular sports competition among the Indian viewers with 74 percent of the survey respondents. Despite India’s lack of representation at the highest levels of the sport, tennis ranks second as the most popular sport in the country with 53 percent. Apart from the IPL, Pro Kabaddi League is the only domestic competition that has made the top 10 of the most followed sports events in the country. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.