Be it cricket, football or athletics, India has produced sportperson who have done nothing less than make our country proud on National and International front. Some of them have set records that remain unbeatable till date and are respected all across the globe.
Winning awards and hearts of many, some of the Indian Sports legends that every sports lover know of and respect are mentioned below.
Baichung Bhutia –
This Sikkimese – Indian origin footballer is considered as the torch – bearer for Indian Football in International Circuit. Playing at striker position he is considered as “Gift to Indian Football” because of his skilled technique and aggressive gaming.
Leander Paes –
With eight doubles and nine mixed doubles awards under his name, Leander Paes is considered one of the best doubles and mixed doubles player in the country. Currently ranked at number 29 in international rankings, he is believed to have adaptive playing style that changes according to the game.
Milkha Singh –
Famous by the name of “Flying Sikh”, he is a former Indian track and field sprinter who was introduced to the game while serving the Indian Army. He is considered as the finest athelete produced by the country with various awards and accolades won at international level.
Sachin Tendulkar –
Vishwanathan Anand –
Anjali Bhagwat –
This professional Indian shooter became the World Number One in 10m Air Rifle. She also won her first World Cup Final in 2003 and is the only Indian to win the ISSF Champions Trophy in Air Rifle Men & Women mixed event. She has set 13 international and 8 national records that remain unbeatable till date.
Mary Kom –
Five-time World Amateur Boxing champion, and the only woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the six world championships, Mary Kom is truly magnificient in every sense. Hailing from Manipur, she is the first Indian Woman Boxer to win a gold medal in Asian Games in 2014.
PT Usha –
Saina Nehwal –
Currently ranked as number 1 in world by Badminton World Fedration in Women’s Singles, this badminton starlet became the first Indian to win a medal in badminton at the olympics. She is also the first Indian woman to become world’s number 1 in badmintion.
Sania Mirza –
Married to a Pakistani cricketer, she continues to represent India in tennis. She has many records under her name and her recent win in the Wimbeldon and US Open made her rose to number 1 in International rankings.
This was our list of Indian sports legends who changed the way we looked at sports in India. Do you have your own list of sportsperson ? Do share with us.