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Meet 50 Most Famous Sports Personalities in India: The Gems of Indian Sports

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Sports have a universal appeal that captivates people worldwide, whether it’s cricket or football. Each person tends to have a sports ‘idol’ whom they avidly follow. Given the multitude of sporting events, these renowned sports figures inevitably find themselves in the spotlight. Presented below are the 50 most famous sports personalities in India.

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All-Time Biggest & Most Famous Sports Personalities in India

S.NFamous Athletes of IndiaSport
1Virat KohliCricket
2Sunil GavaskarCricket
3Sania MirzaLawn Tennis
4PT UshaAthletics
5Saina NehwalBadminton
6Mithali RajCricket
7Milkha SinghAthletics
8MS DhoniCricket
9Sunil ChhetriFootball
10Kapil DevCricket
11PV SindhuBadminton
12Dhyan ChandHockey
13Abhinav BindraShooting
14Mary KomBoxing
15Sachin TendulkarCricket
16Neeraj ChopraAthletics
17Mirabai ChanuWeightlifting
18Dipa KarmakarGymnastics
19Leander PaesLawn Tennis
20Viswanathan AnandChess
21Deepika KumariArchery
22Hima DasAthletics
23Sushil KumarWrestling
24CA Bhavani DeviFencing
25Pankaj AdvaniBilliards
26Virendra SehwagCricket
27Narain KarthikeyanMotor Sports
28Baichung BhutiaFootball
29Rohit SharmaCricket
30Anju Bobby GeorgeLong Jump (Athletics)
31Yuvraj SinghCricket
32Bhaichung BhutiaFootball
33Sakshi MalikWrestling
34Rohit SharmaCricket
35R AshwinCricket
36Gautam GambhirCricket
37Harman Preet KaurCricket
38Zaheer khanCricket
39Rohan BopannaTennis
40Dutee ChandAthletics
41Lakshya SenBadminton
42Kidambi SrikantBadminton
43Bajrang PuniaWrestling
44Ravi Kumar DhaiyaWrestling
45Lovlina BorgohainBoxing
46Manpreet SinghHockey
47R PraggnanandhaaChess
48Amit PangalBoxing
49Anup KumarKabaddi
50Sharath KamalTable Tennis

Famous Sports Personalities in India: Virat Kohli

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Virat Kohli is the captain of the Indian Cricket team and arguably the best batsman in the current era. Through his passion for cricket, flamboyance, style, as well as social initiatives, Virat Kohli has always stayed in the limelight. The Indian Captain reigned supreme throughout last season as he became the first player in history to win all the 3 major ICC Awards. Also, he was the captain of ICC’s both Test and ODI teams in the year 2019. He also remained in the number 1 spot in both ICC ODI and Test rankings for best batsmen. Also, he has scored over 12300 runs in the 262 ODIs at a strike rate of 92.84.

Apart from sports, he married Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma in December 2017, and the couple has gained some of the best endorsement deals of their career since then. At a very young age, he became one of the most successful & famous sports personalities in India.

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Raghav Heda
Raghav Heda
Raghav is a sports enthusiast and a content writer at Kreedon. Being a former state-level cricketer and Captain of the Basketball team at IIT Patna, he understands the problems faced by a student-athlete in India. He is also a die-hard NBA fan and has been following the league and American Sports Media for long. Comparing the Indian sports economy to American Sports' was something that motivated him to work for the development of Indian Sports.

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