Top 10 Famous Sports Players in India

Top 10 Famous Sports Players In India

Top 10 Famous Sports Players in India: Sports is something that excites everyone in the world. Be it cricket or football, everyone has a certain ‘sports idol’ that they follow.

India is a country that has produced many famous sports personalities. These sports personalities are always bound to stay in news. Here are top 10 famous sports players in India.

Top 10 Famous Sports Players in India

In this article, we will share with you a brief information about the famous sports players in India. A lot of sports are played in India and most of the fans follow the famous sports personalities of India.

So, here is the list of top 10 famous sports players of India.

10. Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh, also known as Yuvi, is an all time legendary Indian retired cricket player. He was born on Dec 12th, 1981 in Chandigarh. Yuvraj Singh was an integral part of India’s World Cup winning campaigns in 2007 and 2011. In 2011 World Cup, he was the man of the tournament, and earn 4 men of the match awards in the mega event. At the age of 29, Yuvi was diagnosed with cancer. He is also famous for his 6 sixes in an over in international cricket. Yuvraj announced his retirement after being left out of the Indian team for the 2019 World Cup.

09. Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir, one of India’s most famous cricketers, was born on 14 October 1981 in New Delhi. He was an integral part in India’s win in two ICICI knock-outs. In December 2018,after being left out from the IPL auction, he decided to retire. After his retirement, he joined the ruling BJP in 2019, and won the election from the East Delhi.

08. Sania Mirza

Sania Mirza is one of the most influential women’s tennis sportsperson in India. She was born on 15th Nov 1986 in Mumbai. In 1999, Sania played her first international tournament of tennis when she represented India at the World Junior Championship in Jakarta. In 2003, she made India proud by becoming the youngest and first Indian to feature in the main draw of the girls’s doubles junior Wimbledon tennis championship. Sania has been awarded the Arjuna Awards, the Padma Shri, and the Padma Bhushan. After US Open 2022, she declared her retirement.

07. Saina Nehwal

Saina Nehwal is one of the most famous sports players in India. She was born on 17th March 1990 in Haryana. By profession, she is a badminton player, and India’s first shuttler who won a medal at the Olympics. She has earned a total of 441 victories throughout her career. She has earned the Arjuna Award, Padma Shri, and many more.

06. PV Sindhu

Pusarla Venkata Sindhu was born on 5th Jul 1995 in Hyderabad. She is one of the most famous players in India who earned two Olympic and five medals in the World Championship. This famous shuttlers won the women’s single title at the Singapore Open 2022 BWF Super 500 tournament after beating Wang Zhi Yi (Chinese Shuttler) in 2022.

05. Dhyan Chand

Major Dhyan Chand, an Indian field hockey player was born on 29th August 1905 in Allahabad. Dhyan Chand is one of the greatest players of all time. At the age of 16, when Dhyan Chand joined the Indian Army as a soldier in 1921, he played hockey for the first time. Dhyan Chand helped India to win 3 Olympic gold medals in 1928, 1932 and 1936.

04. Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, also known as Mahi is considered one of the most famous sports players in India. He was born on 7th Jul 1981 in Ranchi. He is the former captain of Indian Cricket Team who led the Indian team to all 3 ICC Championship i.e. ICC T-20 World Cup 2007, ICC World Cup 2011, and  ICC Champions Trophy 2013.

03. Neeraj Chopra

Neeraj Chopra, the golden boy of India was born on 24th December 1997 in Haryana. In 2017, Neeraj Chopra won gold medal in the Asian Athletic championships with a throw of 85.23 meters. In 2021, he won the gold at the Olympics in the Javelin Throw, and made every Indian proud. He is considered one of the famous sports players in India in the year 2021-22 after winning several medals in international events.

02. Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar was born on 24 April 1973 in Mumbai and is called the “God of Cricket”. He Tendulkar is also famous as Master Blaster. He is the highest run scorer across all the formats in crisket. Undoubtedly he is one of the famous sports players in India whose records and performances will always be benchmarked in cricket.

01. Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli was born on 5th Nov 1988 in New Delhi. He is the captain of the Indian Cricket Team and the best batsmen in the current era. In 2019, he was the captain of ICC’s both Test and ODI teams. He has also scored over 12300 runs in the 262 ODIs at a strike rate of 92.84. Apart from cricket, he married with Anushka Sharma.

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