Big success in IPL cricket
The Indian Premier League (IPL cricket) is staffed by some of the best cricketers ever to play the game, including Sachin Tendulkar, Shane Watson, Virat Kohli and Jacques Kallis, to name a few, and a host of others.
The introduction of the IPL cricket has helped to popularise T20 cricket in countries where cricket is not a major sport, with the Big Bash League (BBL) in Australia a prime example.
Although the NBA and English Premier League have crossed boundaries, they have struggled to resonate and create much connection, and while there have been some notable successes, the IPL cricket remains the gold standard in India. The likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Shane Watson, Virat Kohli and Viratek Singh have all performed extremely well in IPAL over the years, as have some of India's most talented players such as Kallis and Watson