9. IPL factor
In 2008, when Lalit Modi first introduced this T20 extravaganza, it instantly became a huge sensation. Since then IPL has proved to be a game-changer as well as a great money-spinner in the sporting history of the country. All the best players from the world assembled in India to play this elite competition. Moreover, it gave the platform to relatively unknown players to become a hero. And the amount of money and glamour involved in the competition would draw any budding players towards itself.
The IPL has amplified the popularity of the sport to a gigantic level amongst the Indians as for now every budding player wants to be a part of the greatest show on earth. Although now we have several parallel leagues like ISL, Hero Indian Hockey League, Indian Badminton League and so on, but they are nowhere near the fame or popularity of IPL.