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Top 20 Famous Cricketers in India | Art of Consistent Brilliance

India has the distinction of producing some of the greatest cricketers of all time. And naturally, when you are the best in a sport, which is followed by over a billion souls, so prosperity is not far away. Here is a look at the top 20 famous cricketers in India of all time.

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Famous cricketers in India: Ravishankar Jayadritha Shastri

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Social media followingTwitter: 1.9M+ Instagram: 1.4M+

Ravishankar Jayadritha Shastri is an Indian cricket commentator, former player, and former head coach of the Indian national cricket team. In his playing years, he played for the Indian national cricket team between 1981 and 1992 in both Tests and ODIs. Though he started his career as a left-arm spin bowler, he later transformed into a batting all-rounder.

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Famous Indian Cricket Players: Kapil Dev

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Social Media Following – Twitter: 596K+

Kapil Dev was the Indian team Captain at the time of their first Cricket World Cup win in 1983. Also, he was India’s national cricket coach between October 1999 and August 2000. He held a record for the greatest number of wickets taken and retired in 1994.

Famous Cricketers in India: Rishabh Pant

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Social Media Following – Twitter 4.2M+ | Instagram 9.2M+

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The future of cricket in the country, Rishabh Pant is a respected figure when it comes to social media. Only 26 years in age, he already boasts a massive following of over 9.2 million on Instagram. Pant rose to prominence after scoring an 18-ball half-century at the 2016 U-19 World Cup, the fastest in the format. Rishabh got severely injured after his car met an accident in December 2022 and since then the southpaw is away from the game. However, he is expected to make his return in IPL 2024.

Famous Cricketers in India of All Time: Rahul Dravid

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Rahul Sharad Dravid is a former Indian cricketer and current head coach of the Indian cricket team. He was famous for his great batsman skills and is regarded as one the greatest and best batsmen in the history of cricket. His total score runs in International Cricket are nearly 25000.

Famous Cricketers in India of All Time: Sourav Ganguly

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Social Media Following – Twitter: 6.5M+ Instagram: 3.2M+

Sourav Chandidas Ganguly, also called Dada (meaning “elder brother” in Bengali), is a former Indian cricketer and captain of the Indian national team. He also served as a BCCI president. His playing career has seen an extreme rise as he established himself as one of the world’s leading batsmen and also one of the greatest captains of the national cricket team.

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Best All-Time Indian Cricket Players: Anil Kumble

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Social Media Following – Twitter: 4.5M+ Instagram: 1.1M+

Anil Kumble is a former Indian cricketer and a former captain of Tests and ODIs, who played Tests and ODIs for 18 years. He is a right-arm leg spin bowler, took 619 wickets in Test cricket, and also remains the third-highest wicket-taker of all time. In 1999, in a match against Pakistan, Kumble dismissed all ten batsmen in a Test match innings. He was nicknamed “Jumbo”. Kumble was regarded as the Cricketer of the Year in 1993 Indian Cricket.

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All-Time Top Indian Cricketers: VVS Laxman

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Social Media Following – Twitter: 7.3M+ Instagram: 1.4M+

Vangipurapu Venkata Sai Laxman, commonly known as V.V.S. Laxman (often VVS, and sometimes as “Very Very Special”), is a former Indian cricketer and presently a cricket commentator. He was aggressive on the field while batting and played mostly in the lower middle order. He is famous for his numerous match-winning and match-saving innings.

Famous Cricketers in India of All Time: Zaheer Khan

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Social media following – Twitter: 5.9M+ Instagram: 1.5M+

Zaheer Khan is an Indian former cricketer who played all forms of the game for the Indian national team from 2000-14. He was the second-best Indian pace bowler in Test cricket after Kapil Dev. Zaheer started his domestic career by playing for Baroda. He was famous for his hostile seam and pace bowling, especially fast inch-perfect Yorkers.

All-Time Famous Indian Cricketers: Harbhajan Singh

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Social Media Following – Twitter: 11.8M+ Instagram: 14.1M+

Harbhajan Singh, nicknamed Bhajji, is a former Indian cricket player, and a specialist spin bowler. Harbhajan became the first Indian bowler to take a hat trick in Test cricket. In IPL, he played for Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders franchise. He is considered to be one of the best spinners of his era.

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Famous Indian Cricket Players: Ravichandran Ashwin

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Social media following – Twitter: 11.2M+ Instagram: 4.2M+

Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin plays for Indian national cricket team. He holds some records of being the fastest in the world to reach the 50, 100, 150, 200, 250 and 300 wicket mark in Test cricket. In 2016, he was the third Indian to win the ICC Cricketer of the Year award. In the 2022 IPL, Ashwin was bought by Rajasthan Royals for 5 crores, and he also played for Pune, CSK, & Kings XI Punjab.

All-Time top Indian Cricketers: Irfan Pathan  

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Social media following – Twitter: 6.5M+ Instagram: 4.5M+

Irfan Pathan is a former Indian cricketer who played all formats of the game. He was an important part of the Indian squad in the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 win. Also, he was a part of the Indian squad for the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 tournament in Sri Lanka. In the Ranji Trophy 2012–13 opener against Karnataka, he elevated his top-score to 121 with his 3rd domestic hundred.

Famous Indian Cricket Players: Suryakumar Yadav

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Social media following – Twitter: 3.2M+ Instagram: 10.3M+

Suryakumar Ashok Yadav is an Indian international cricketer. He plays as a right-handed batsman for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League and for the Mumbai Cricket Team in Indian domestic cricket. He made his One Day International (ODI) debut for India on 18 July 2021 against Sri Lanka. In November 2022, Yadav was ranked as the number one T20 international batsman. In January 2023, Suryakumar scored the second-fastest century by an Indian batter in T20 Internationals. On 2 February 2023, he made his Test debut against Australia at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium.

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Famous Indian Cricket Players: Yuvraj Singh

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Social Media Following – Twitter: 6.2M+ Instagram: 18.8M+

Yuvraj Singh, famous Indian cricketer who was the Man of the Tournament in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, and one of the top performers at the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, both of which India won. He is worldwide famous for his continuous six sixes in an over in a match against England at the 2007 World Twenty. In 2012, he was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his left lung and underwent chemotherapy treatment. After a tough time, in March 2012, he was discharged and made his international comeback in a Twenty20 match in September against New Zealand shortly before the 2012 World Twenty20.

Famous Cricketers in India: Gautam Gambhir

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Social Media Following – Twitter: 12.7M+ Instagram: 7.4M+

Gautam Gambhir is a former Indian cricketer. In 2010-11, he captained the Indian team in six ODIs with India winning all six matches. He played an important role in India’s wins in the finals of both the 2007 World Twenty20 (75 runs from 54 balls) and the 2011 Cricket World Cup. He received the Padma Shri from the Government of India in 2019.

Famous Cricketers in India: Hardik Pandya

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Social Media Following – Twitter: 9.7M+ Instagram: 27.9M+

Hardik Himanshu Pandya is an Indian cricket team player and who plays for Gujarat Titans in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He bats right-handed and bowls right-arm fast-medium. His elder brother is Krunal Pandya. He was suspended for a brief time by the BCCI on the account of the controversy created on the Indian TV show Koffee with Karan due to his comments.

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Famous Cricketers in India: Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma reached his century in 122 balls, Australia v India, 1st ODI, Perth. | KreedOn
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Social Media Following – Twitter: 22.3M+ Instagram: 31.9M+

Indian Cricket team captain Rohit Gurunath Sharma has a great presence on social media. The right-handed batsman used to be a right-arm off break bowler. He captains Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League. Rohit Sharma became the first Indian captain to lead the team to both T20I and ODI series wins in England in July 2022.

Famous Cricketers in India: Virender Sehwag

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Social Media Following – Twitter: 23.5M+ Instagram: 8M+

Veteran Indian opener Virender Sehwag, widely regarded as one of the most destructive batsmen of all time, is also one of the most followed sports figures in India. He always gave an aggressive opening to the match. Sehwag has multiple records to his name including the highest score made by an Indian in Test cricket (319 against South Africa at M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai), which was also the fastest triple century in the history of international cricket (reached 300 off only 278 balls).

Famous Indian Cricketer: MS Dhoni


Social Media Following – Twitter: 8.6M+ Instagram: 46.1M+

MS Dhoni, nicknamed Mahi is a former Indian cricketer who captained the Indian national team in limited-overs formats from 2007 to 2016 and in Test cricket from 2008 to 2014. He is a right-handed middle-order batsman and a great wicketkeeper. He is widely famous for his helicopter shot and as one of the greatest finishers. In IPL, he captains Chennai Super Kings.

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Famous Indian Cricketers: Virat Kohli

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Social Media Following – Twitter: 59M+ Instagram: 263M+

Virat Kohli is the former captain of the India national team. With top records on his plate, he is regarded as one of the best batsmen in the world. He plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Virat Kohli has made 79 centuries and 7 double centuries in international cricket — 29 centuries, 7 double centuries in Test cricket, 49 centuries in One Day Internationals (ODIs), and 1 century in T20I.

Famous Cricketers in India: Sachin Tendulkar

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Social Media Following – Twitter: 39.4M+ Instagram: 44.3 M+

Sachin Tendulkar is arguably the greatest cricketer to ever grace the sport of cricket. And like his career on field, he is also a winner off it. Tendulkar boasts of a massive 38.8 million follower on Instagram.

In a career spanning over 22 years, he has amassed scores of records. These include the highest number of centuries in both Tests (51) and ODIs (49), playing the highest number of Test matches (200) and ODI matches, was the highest run scorer of the 1996 Cricket World Cup and many more.

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Who is Sachin Tendulkar?

Sachin Tendulkar is a retired Indian cricketer widely considered one of the greatest batsmen in the history of the sport. He scored more than 34,000 runs in international cricket and holds numerous records, including most centuries in both Test and ODI cricket.

Who is India’s No 1 cricketer?

Virat Kohli is considered as the no. 1 cricketer in India. He has a huge fan following in the world. Recently, he became the fastest batsman to record 25,000 runs in international cricket.

Why is Kohli so popular?

Virat Kohli has some unique style of batting and is quite popular in India. His batting ability, temperament, desire to chase runs, and fitness set him apart from other cricketers.

Who is more famous Dhoni or Rohit?

In IPL, MS Dhoni is the most successful captain in terms of matches won. However, Rohit Sharma win percentage is marginally higher than Dhoni’s.

What is the net worth of Virat Kohli?

The net worth of Virat Kohli is around 1050 crores in Indian Rupees.

Who is current God of Cricket?

Some people considered Virat Kohli as the current ‘God of Cricket’ because of his brilliant batting style and his ability to score runs. However, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar an Indian former international cricketer is known as the all-time ‘God of Cricket’.

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