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Meet 10 Most Famous Sports Personalities In India

Know About Top 10 Famous Sports Personalities In India
Meet 10 Most Famous Sports Personalities In India

India is a sports-mad country that has produced some of the best athletes to compete internationally. Here are the top 10 sports figures as of 2024 who have won over the hearts of the country with their skill, tenacity, and accomplishments.

1. Cricket player Virat Kohli

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In Indian cricket, Virat Kohli has become a legend. Known for his leadership qualities and aggressive playing style, he captained the Indian cricket team after Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Even if he gave up his captaincy in all forms in 2022, Kohli is still a formidable opponent on the field. His position as the Indian Express's 80th most powerful Indian is testament to his enormous impact both on and off the field.

2.Cricketer Rohit Sharma

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Because of his extraordinary batting ability, Rohit Sharma, the current captain of the Indian cricket team, is fondly referred to as the "hit machine." India anticipates important triumphs under his leadership, especially the forthcoming T20 World Cup. His five IPL championships as the Mumbai Indians' manager add to his already impressive resume. Sharma's significant influence on Indian cricket is reflected in his ranking of 69th in the Indian Express 100 Most Powerful Indians list.

3. Neeraj Chopra
India's "Golden Boy," Neeraj Chopra, created history by taking home a gold medal in the javelin throw in the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.According to the Indian Express, his incredible achievement made him a household name and ranked him as the 50th most powerful Indian. Chopra is currently concentrating on trying to extend his winning streak at the Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, and World Championships.

4. Lakshya Sen

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In badminton, Lakshya Sen is a rising talent in India. Winning a bronze medal at the 2021 World Championships marked his breakthrough. He participated in the All England Open, German Open, and Indian Open in 2022. Sen, who is now ranked ninth in the world in men's singles, is getting ready for the Asian and Commonwealth Games in an effort to win more medals for India.

5. Mahendra Singh Dhoni
In Indian cricket, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, also known as "Captain Cool," is still a legendary player. His popularity is still skyrocketing even after he gave up playing cricket internationally. Fans look forward to seeing Dhoni play in the Indian Premier League (IPL) because of his remarkable finishing abilities and composed temperament under duress. His potential to play in the IPL is still a hotly debated question.

6.  Lovlina Borgohain

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A bright young boxer named Lovlina Borgohain took home a bronze medal from the Tokyo Olympics in 2021. She won the Arjuna Award and is currently fighting in the IBA Women's World Boxing Championships and heading the Indian boxing team at the Asian Games. Because of her accomplishments, Borgohain is now regarded as an inspiration for young athletes all throughout the nation.She is from Assam.

7. Mirabai  Chanu
Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu, a 49kg competitor, took home a silver medal from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. After receiving the Padma Shri and Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award, Chanu keeps up her intense training in preparation for the 2022 Asian and Commonwealth Games. In Indian sports, she is a revered person due to her hard work and accomplishments.


8.  PV Sindhu
PV One of the most well-known badminton players in India, Sindhu, has two Olympic medals and five medals from world championships. At the age of 26, Sindhu is still at the peak of her game and is motivated to win additional gold at the World Championships, the Asian Games, and the Commonwealth Games. She is in the spotlight for all the right reasons thanks to her steady performance.

9. Saina Nehwal

Saina Nehwal, a veteran badminton player, has achieved significant success, including an Olympic bronze medal and numerous international titles. Ranked 8th in popularity among Indian sports personalities in 2022 by Ormax India, Nehwal continues to aim for excellence, with her sights set on the Asian Games and Commonwealth Games.

10. Sania Mirza

Sania Mirza, India's tennis sensation, announced her retirement plans post the US Open 2024. Since making her debut in 2003, she became the first Indian woman to break into the top 30 in world rankings. Mirza's illustrious career is decorated with multiple awards, including the Arjuna Award, Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, and Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award. As she prepares for her final tournaments, she remains a beacon of inspiration for many.

These athletes have not only brought glory to India but have also inspired millions with their hard work, dedication, and perseverance. Their stories continue to motivate young sports enthusiasts across the nation.