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The 4 Most Famous Sports Stars In India

In a country obsessed with a single sport, cricket, the achievements of other game players are often overlooked.

But in addition to world-class scammers, India has produced some of the best sports and women of all sports, from hockey to tennis and wrestling. These individuals deserve credit, not only to win trophies and medals for the country but also to popularize sports, repeatedly cornered by cricket. Here are the most famous Indian athletes and women you should know.

Dhyan Chand

There was once when India dominated international hockey circuits and Dhyan Chand was the center of all these victories. He helped India win three Olympic gold medals in 1928, 1932 and 1936. Nicknamed the “Wizard” for his exceptional goal-scoring skills, Dhyan Chand is still considered the best athlete ever played.

Milkha Singh

Milkha Singh, also known as ‘Flying Sikh’, is India’s most famous sprinter and one of the country’s first sporting icons. He won the top prize in the 400-meter competition in 1958. Singh was separated from his family and orphaned in the Indian and Pakistan partitions in 1947. During his time, he had but few resources to support him. assisting himself as an athlete, which makes Singh’s achievement even more admirable. He is said to have become disillusioned with life and considered to be a dacoit but joined the Indian army instead and brought glory to the country.

Mithali Raj

In a country where women’s cricket has very few players, Raj has shown a consistent commitment to the game despite all the odds. She is the highest female goalscorer in women’s international cricket and the only female cricketer to have more than 6,000 runs in an international day. Raj led the Indian team to the finals at this year’s Women’s Cricket World Cup in England. Although they lost in the host country, Raj and the group’s performance made the country stand up and take notice.

Viswanathan Anand

Viswanathan Anand, or Vishy, ​​as he is known as, is not only India’s greatest chess player but he is also considered one of the best in the world. He became the first chess grandmaster of India when he was only 20 years old. In an intense battle, the five-time world champion lost his crown to Norwegian chess prodigy, Magnus Carlsen, in 2013. Anand was the first recipient of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, sports honor highest in India.

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Why is Indian football called a new phenomenon (Part 2)

More attractive than Brazil

All forms of support that football fans in Europe, especially in the UK, are decrying and criticizing for game ruin are enriched in India. Because of that, a difference between the passion of exploiting endless profits of economists, oil tycoons, billionaires who want to use football to profit against a young football background is trying hard to build the image.

Football in India and their fans are still very carefree and innocent. So when ISL suddenly became the name of attention, the heathen also began to notice and analyze this “market”.

The opening match drew 65,000 fans to Salt Lake Stadium during Atletico’s match against Mumbai City. The number of viewers watching on the TV is 74 million 700 thousand people. Particularly the first week, the tournament attracted all 170 million 600 thousand people. The ISL official website has 16 million views of videos coming back throughout the tournament. The whole site alone has 28 million 700 thousand visits.

The hashtags that have become the most used trend on Indian Twitter are all about football, like #ISLfie, #letsfootball, #fatafatifootball. In all, there are 1 million 800 conversations on Twiter and Facebook talking about ISL. The semi-final between Chennaiyin FC and Kerala Blasters drew 1 million 100 online video followers, the highest rate of any sport in India.

Merging I-League and ISL?

In fact, the official Indian tournament recognized by FIFA is now the I-league. But with the growing spread of ISL, does the Indian football federation (AIFF) need to rethink? Fans are talking about the plan to merge ISL with I-League not only to attract the audience for the Premier League but also to increase the commercial value for Indian football.

However, Novy Kapadia, an Indian football analyst, disagrees with this opinion. Perhaps AIFF or its fans should wait to see how long ISL maintains its appeal and transparency.

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Why is Indian football called a new phenomenon ? (Part 1)

With the first season full of surprises, the quality of the ISL (India Super League) tournament – The Indian Super League is being considered a new phenomenon on the world football map.

The goal from the last seconds of Mohammed Rafique helped Atletico de Kolkata win the championship. At the same time, ISL is also now recognized as the tournament with the largest audience to see the fourth planet.

Famous bosses

ISL suddenly became a fan favorite after their football clubs were invested by former stars who have been very successful with other sports.

As Atletico is co-owned by former cricket star Sourav Ganguly. The team they defeated in the final was Kerala Blasters, and was given a stake by Sachin Tendulkar, who was honored as one of India’s best sports athletes of all time. When such names appear again with a new role on the football field, special effects are created, especially after the game when people shoot the scene of them hugging and telling intimate gossip.

Even Bollywood stars also appeared in the stands to enjoy the football festival atmosphere with 37,000 other fans. They clapped and cheered and rocked the DY Patil yard in Mumbai last Saturday night. Most people recognize that this is a great sports day of the country with the highest population in the world.

Not inferior to the fans of other famous tournaments in Germany, England, Spain, the Indian audience on the pitch also celebrated. The closing ceremony has enough fireworks, flares, famous fast food items for VIP seats. Rarely do people know of such a party India because up to now, they have not had an opportunity to expose their “wild” under the ritual, strict form, tradition of family, society.

The average number of spectators who come to the field to watch each game is 24,000 357, just below the football giants Bundesliga, Premier League and La Liga. Meaning, Indian football is said to be more attractive than France, Italy, Brazil, Argentina, China, the leading countries in this field.