Here are some professional sports which are very popular in the world. So let us have a look at them and find out why people are so crazy about them.
Football has been dominating all over the world as it caters around 4 billion followers which obviously makes it the most followed and watched sports in the world. Thrill, excitement, and fight to be on the top has added a factor of fun into this games. This fun has tripled up with FIFA world Cup and various other prestigious football tournaments have come into play.
Over these years football has given out some very iconic players such as Messi, Christiano Ronaldo, Pele and Maradona have inspired a lot of youngsters and tempted them to join this game. Today football has become one of the highest paying sports in the world.
Basketball is a major sport in the USA and over 1 billion people follow this game. NBA is one of the biggest association in the world but still basketball is second most popular sports after Football. The major reason behind this it is a big one in USA, Spain, Italy, France, Argentina and China whereas in some countries it is still in its initial stages.
So it can be said that basketball has a very higher scope of becoming a well established professional sport in the world after football.
With 2 billion+ followers cricket is also in the race of being one of the most popular sport in the world. Commonwealth countries such as England, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Australia, New Zealand, Carribean and South Africa majorly play this sport.
This game is highly popular and played in Indian Subcontinent, Australia, and England. After FIFA World Cup and Rugby World Cup Cricket World Cup has become the third most watched sports competition in the world.
The only thing which lays it back then basketball is the revenue it pays to the players.