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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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Saina Nehwal

In 2015, Saina Nehwal became the only Indian female badminton player to achieve the number one position in the world. Prakash Padukone was ranked No. 1 in 1980. She won the 21 international title and the bronze medal at the Olympics. Nehwal is responsible for popularizing the badminton sport in the country.

Pankaj Advani

Pankaj Advani is the 18th World Billiard and Snooker champion. He won his first world title at a young age of 18. He is the only one in the history of the game that has won both billiard and snooker IBSF World Titles as well as the World Professional Billiards Championship. While mastering just one format of the game is hard enough, Advani has specialized in both billiard and billiard and has done it with confidence.

Sakshi Malik

Sakshi Malik made history during the 2016 Rio Olympics by becoming the first Indian female wrestler to win an Olympic medal, a bronze medal in the 58 kg category. Professional wrestlers, like Malik and sisters Geeta and Babita Phogat, deserve credit for not having the courage to take part in a completely male sport (at least in India), but are proud by winning medals at sporting events like the Olympics and the Commonwealth Games.

Abhinav Bindra Abhinav Bindra is the first Indian individual athlete to win a gold medal in Olympic games. He won the 10 meter Air Rifle event at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. India has not won a gold medal since the men’s hockey team won first place at the 1980 Olympics. Bindra is also a former world shooting champion and a gold medalist in the 2014 Commonwealth Games. His shooting career started early with Bindra becoming