India has no dearth of cricketing talent. From Bowlers to Batsmen, the country is full of cricket-happy audience, but some men simply stand apart. If we were to make a comparison between master-blaster Sachin Tendulkar with someone else, it would certainly be an injustice. Neither fair to him nor the other player. In the initial days, the national Cricket team of India though suffered from funding but it never lacked from producing talent that was worthy of appreciation. From Saurav Ganguly to Virat Kohli, Indian Cricket is full of such names.
Regarded as the cricketing world’s greatest batsman, Tendulkar’s record includes 100 ODI centuries. Sachin Tendulkar is an Indian Batsman and former captain of the Indian Cricket Team. 46-year-old Sachin took cricket at age 15 and was the game’s top scorer. He is the only player in international cricket to have scored 30,000 runs. He has won several awards from India, including the Arjuna Prize, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Prize, Padma Shri, and Padma Vibushan, popularly regarded as a little teacher. His first appearance was on 18 Dec 1989 against Pakistan.
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Under his direction, India has established its deserved place in the field of sports. India triumphed the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, 2010 and 2016 Asia Cups, the 2011 ICC World Cup Cricket and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. Dhoni was the captain of the Indian cricket team from 2008-2014. His glamorous look won him admiration among the crowd and his wavy hair received a token of approval from the former Prime Minister of Pakistan. He had made his 2004 debut against Bangladesh, deemed one of the greatest skippers, his awards include the year’s ICC ODI match, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, He was selected as the captain ICC World Test 11 three times.
Over the years, Virat’s advanced game skills and utmost commitment have won him a reputable reputation in the sport. He also has a record for the player under 30 to complete the highest centuries, and the number of runs scored as well. He has received the Award for Arjuna, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, and Padma Shri. Since 2013 Kohli has been captain of the Indian cricket team. The 31-year-old captain comes from India’s capital city and is the top-ranked Test cricket player. He has a test score of 937 points. In 2013, he achieved the ICC ranking No.1 in the Test cricket. Besides the national prize, he also has a bag full of international awards, such as Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy, ICC ODI Player of the Year, ICC Test Player of the Year, ICC ODI Team of the Year, Bamy army: International player of the year.
Yuvraj Singh is best known for his iconic match against England in the T20 World Cup of 2007 when he hit six sixes in an over. Yuvraj played his first match in 2003 and attracted an overwhelming crowd by his left-handed batting side. He has the record of reaching a half-century in just 12 balls and was also the Man of the Match in the 2011 World Cup.
When the Indian Cricket Team won its first World Cup in 1983, Kapil Dev commandeered it as a captain. The 61-year-old all-rounder Kapil played his first match against Pakistan in 1978 when most of the players were shocked at his bowling pace. Regarded as one of the best captains of the Indian Cricket Team, Kapil has been awarded the Arjuna Award, ICC cricket Hall of Fame, Wisden Indian Cricketer of the year, Padma Shri, Padma Vibhushan, and The 25 Greatest Global Living Legends in India by NDTV. A biopic on his life is being produced by director Kabir Khan.
Indian Cricket has no dearth of talent. From the modern cricketers to the earlier ones, the batsmen and the bowlers, have given their fair share not in the subcontinent but also across the globe. Whether its creating new records or recording a new win on foreign turf, the team is second to none.