Cricket has won people’s hearts ever since it was introduced in India. It is one of the most loved and most-watched sports in India. The fan following of Cricketers is just phenomenal, and since the sport is loved so much, so are the players. The Cricketers in India are treated like celebrities.
Given below in the content is a list of highly regarded Indian Cricketers you should know. These famous Cricketers have also given incredible performances in Cricket ICC.
1. Kapil Dev
A former Cricketer from Chandigarh won many hearts by leading the Indian Cricket team to win the world cup in 1983. He retired in 1994. He had several records, such as taking down more than 430 wickets and scoring 5,000 test runs.
2. Sunil Gavaskar
He is also a former Cricketer who was born in Mumbai. Considered one of the best batsmen India has ever seen, he held the record for 34 test centuries for almost 20 years. He was also known for his outstanding bowling skills and was the first batsman to score 10,000 test runs. So, he is also famous in the Cricket news in Hindi.
3. Anil Kumble
Anil is a former Cricketer from the Indian team who was born in Bangalore. He was one of the most phenomenal spinners India has ever seen. In his test match career, he took down 619 wickets and is one of the highest wicket-takers in ODI matches.
4. Saurav Ganguly
A very well-known former Cricketer born in West Bengal and later came to be known as ‘Dada’ was also a member of the Technical Committee of IPL schedule. He was the 3rd batsman in history to cross 10,000 runs. He was also called ‘God of the off side’.
5. Rahul Dravid
He was born in Madhya Pradesh and is now retired as a Cricketer. He is the only player involved in 300 runs or more one-day international record. He was the oldest Indian Cricketer to play in a T20 Cricket team match.
6. Sachin Tendulkar
His striking career has made him standout as the most well-known Cricketers in the world. He was also one of the most highly appreciated batsmen in India’s history, and he was the youngest Cricketer to reach the milestone of 1,000 runs. He has scored the highest number of centuries (49).
7. Virendra Sehwag
He is a former Cricketer who was born in Delhi. Sehwag has a record of scoring the fastest 300 and 250 runs in international Cricket matches. He retired in 2015, but his fan following continues to grow.
8. M.S. Dhoni
Born in Ranchi, one of the most successful and consistent players the Indian Cricket team has ever seen is Dhoni. He is the most successful Indian Cricket team captain, a great batsman, and a great wicket-keeper. He also holds several outstanding records as the Indian Cricket team captain.
9. Virat Kohli
From the capital of India, Delhi, Kohli is the most famous Cricketer in India. He is very well-known for scoring four double centuries in four continuous test series. He is the fastest player to reach the mark of 1,000 runs in the T20 international series. That is why he makes for great Cricket news.
10. Rohit Sharma
He is presently, one of the most successful players in the Indian Cricket team. He is a great batsman and a good bowler, too, at times. He has the record of scoring the highest runs (264) as an individual against Sri Lanka.
The Bottom Line
The game and the players both are equally loved in India. If you are a big fan of Cricket, you must be a big fan of all these Cricketers who have been mentioned above. Even the retired ones have a growing fan following, just like the ones in the game currently.