My country's national game is hockey, City I grew up in - gave a bit too many Hockey players to the country in the past.
Still have zero interest in hockey.
As a child I used to watch live coverage of all Tennis Grand Slams (khandaan mein kisine Tennis nahin khela. Still..), cricket and other sports. But not hockey why ?
Theres should be reasons why its no longer popular among the masses, (was it ever popular ?)
- No good coverage in media (Remember the cricket coverage in benson and hedges tournament down under by channel nine compared to the pathetic/shitty coverage by DD in India)
- Indian team not even in top half of the hockey playing team. The very low probability of India's win.
- Non professional behavior of Hockey Federation
- Deep entrenched bureaucratic rut
- Hockey not among the top sport in any country in terms of popularity which we and our media is in "awe" of. Is there any country where hockey is a craze ?