Top 36 Most Famous Cricketers in India

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Top 36 Most Famous Indian Cricket Players

Ravishankar Jayadritha Shastri

Ravishankar Jayadritha Shastri (born 27 May 1962) is an Indian cricket commentator, former cricketer and current head coach of the Indian national cricket team. As a player, he was a left-handed middle-order batsman and right-arm off-spin bowler. He played for the Indian national team between 1981 and 1992 in both Tests and ODIs.

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Kapil Dev

Kapil Dev Ramlal Nikhanj (born 6 January 1959), better known as Kapil Dev, is a former Indian cricketer. He is a fast bowler and a hard hitting batsman. He was the captain of the Indian cricket team which won the 1983 Cricket World Cup. He is India’s highest wicket -taker in Test cricket with 434 wickets. He is also the only player to take more than 400 wickets and score more than 5,000 runs in Test cricket, making him one of the greatest all-rounders in the history of cricket. He was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in 2010.

Kapil Dev highest score

Rishabh Pant

Rishabh Rajendra Pant (born 4 October 1997) is an Indian cricketer who plays as a wicket-keeper batsman in the Indian national cricket team. He made his Test debut against England in 2018 and scored a century, becoming the youngest cricketer to score a century in Test cricket for India. He made his One Day International (ODI) debut against the West Indies in December 2019.

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Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid (born 11 January 1973) is a former Indian cricketer and captain, widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. He is the current Overseas Batting Consultant for the Indian team, and also the head coach for the Under-19 and ‘A’ teams. Dravid scored nearly 25,000 runs in international cricket. In December 2011, he was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

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Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Chandidas Ganguly, affectionately known as Dada (“elder brother” in Bengali), is an Indian cricketer and former captain of the Indian national cricket team. He started his career by playing in state and school teams. He made his Test debut in 1996 against England and went on to play 113 Tests and 311 ODIs for India. He is one of the most successful Indian captains in modern times, winning 21 out of 49 Tests and leading the team to victory in 17 ODIs. Ganguly was awarded the civilian honour of Padma Shri in 2004.

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Anil Kumble

Anil Radhakrishna Kumble (born 17 October 1970) is a former cricketer and captain of the Indian national cricket team. He is a right-arm leg spin bowler. He took 619 wickets in Test cricket and is the third-highest wicket-taker of all time. He is also the head coach of the Indian cricket team.

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Hardik Pandya

Hardik Himanshu Pandya (born 11 October 1993) is an Indian cricketer who plays for the Indian national cricket team. He is a right-handed batsman and right-arm fast bowler. He made his ODI debut against New Zealand in 2016 and his Test debut against Sri Lanka in 2017. He was the joint winner of the prestigious Polly Umrigar Award for the best international cricketer in 2018.

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Vangipurapu Venkata Sai Laxman

Vangipurapu Venkata Sai Laxman (born 1 November 1974), commonly known as VVS Laxman, is a former Indian cricketer and current cricket commentator. He played Tests for 16 years and ODIs for 5 years. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. He is particularly known for his outstanding batting performance in Test matches.

VVS Laxman biography

Zaheer Khan

Zaheer Khan (born 7 October 1978) is a former Indian cricketer who played all formats of the game. He was the leading wicket-taker for India in Test matches and is considered to be one of the best bowlers of his generation. He was awarded the Arjuna Award, India’s second highest sporting award, in 2002.

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Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan Singh Plaha (born 3 July 1980), commonly known as Harbhajan Singh, is a former cricketer who played all formats of the game. He is an off-spin bowler and has the second-highest number of Test wickets by an Indian bowler. He was the first bowler to take the wicket of Sachin Tendulkar in Test cricket. He was awarded the Arjuna Award, India’s second highest sporting award, in 2003.

Harbhajan Singh IPL

Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin (born 17 September 1986) is an Indian cricketer who plays all formats of the game. He is a right-arm off-spin bowler and right-handed batsman. He has been the captain of the Tamil Nadu cricket team. Ashwin has taken the most wickets by an Indian bowler in Test matches and is the fastest Indian bowler to reach 200 wickets in Tests. He was awarded the Arjuna Award, India’s second highest sporting award, in 2014.

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Irfan Pathan

Irfan Khan Pathan (born 27 October 1984) is an Indian cricketer who has played for the Indian national team in all formats of the game. He is a left-arm fast bowler and left-handed batsman. He made his Test debut against Australia in 2003 and his ODI debut against Bangladesh in late-2003. He was a core member of the Indian team that won the ICC World Twenty20 in 2007. Pathan was awarded the Arjuna Award, India’s second highest sporting award, in 2012.

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Shanthakumaran Sreesanth

Shanthakumaran Sreesanth (born 6 February 1983) is a former cricketer who played all formats of the game. He is a right-arm fast-medium bowler and right-handed batsman. He made his Test debut against England in 2006 and his ODI debut against Sri Lanka in late-2005. He was a member of the Indian team that won the ICC World Twenty20 in 2007. Sreesanth was banned from cricket for life in 2013 after being found guilty of spot-fixing.

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Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh (born 12 December 1981) is a cricketer who plays all formats of the game. He is a left-handed batsman and left-arm orthodox spinner. He made his Test debut against New Zealand in 2003 and his ODI debut against Kenya in late-2000. He was the vice-captain of the Indian team that won the ICC World Twenty20 in 2007. Yuvraj was awarded the Arjuna Award, India’s second highest sporting award, in 2012.

Yuvraj Singh IPL

Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir (born 14 October 1981) is a cricketer who plays all formats of the game. He is a left-handed batsman and occasional right-arm off break bowler. He made his Test debut against Australia in 2004 and his ODI debut against Bangladesh in late-2003. He was the captain of the Indian team that won the ICC World Twenty20 in 2007. Gambhir was awarded the Arjuna Award, India’s second highest sporting award, in 2008.

Gautam Gambhir IPL

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Gurunath Sharma (born 30 April 1987) is an Indian cricketer who plays all formats of the game. He is a right-handed batsman and occasional right-arm off break bowler. He made his Test debut against West Indies in 2013 and his ODI debut against Ireland in late-2007. Sharma is the vice-captain of the Indian team in limited overs formats. He was a member of the Indian team that won the ICC World Twenty20 in 2007. Rohit was awarded the Arjuna Award, India’s second highest sporting award, in 2015.

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Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag (born 20 October 1978) is a cricketer who played all formats of the game. He is a right-handed batsman and right-arm off break bowler. He made his Test debut against South Africa in 2001 and his ODI debut against Pakistan in late-1999. Sehwag holds multiple world records including the highest score in a Test innings (319 ). He was the captain of the Indian team that won the ICC World Twenty20 in 2007. Sehwag was awarded the Arjuna Award, India’s second highest sporting award, in 2002.

Virender Sehwag highest score in test

MS Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni (born 7 July 1981), commonly known as MS Dhoni, is an Indian cricketer who captained the Indian national team in limited overs formats from 2007 to 2016 and in Test matches from 2008 to 2014. He is a right-handed batsman and wicket-keeper. He made his ODI debut against Bangladesh in late-2004 and his Test debut against Sri Lanka in early-2005. Dhoni was the captain of the Indian team that won the ICC World Twenty20 in 2007 and the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013. He was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian award, in 2009.

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Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli (born 5 November 1988) is an Indian cricketer who currently captains the Indian national team. A right-handed top-order batsman, Kohli is regarded as one of the best bats men in the world. He plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL), and has been the team’s captain since 2013.

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Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar (born 24 April 1973) is a former Indian cricketer and captain, widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time. He took up cricket at the age of eleven, made his Test debut on 15 November 1989 against Pakistan in Karachi at the age of sixteen, and went on to represent Mumbai domestically and India internationally for close to twenty-four years. He is the only cricketer to have played 200 Tests, scored 100 international centuries (52 in Tests and 49 in ODIs), and to have completed more than 34,000 runs in international cricket.

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Vijay Hazare

Vijay Hazare (born 11 October 1915) was an Indian cricketer who played first-class cricket from 1934 to 1953. He captained the India national cricket team on their tour of England in 1946. He also led the Indian teams that toured Australia and New Zealand in 1947-48 and England in 1951. Hazare was one of India’s most successful cricketers before Test cricket began. He was the first batsman to score 1,000 runs in a first-class season three times.

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Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Manohar Gavaskar (born 10 July 1949) is a former cricketer who played from 1971 to 1987 for Bombay and Indian national team. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest opening batsmen in cricket history. He holds the world record for the most Test centuries, and is the first player to score 10,000 Test runs.

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Suresh Raina

Suresh Kumar Raina (born 27 November 1986) is a cricketer who plays all formats of the game. He is a left-handed batsman and occasional off break bowler. He made his Test debut against Sri Lanka in 2010 and his ODI debut against Zimbabwe in late-2005. He was a member of the 2011 Cricket World Cup winning team. Suresh was awarded the Arjuna Award, India’s second highest sporting award, in 2012.

Suresh Raina IPL

Mohammad Azharuddin

Mohammed Azharuddin (born 8 February 1963) is a former cricketer and captain of the Indian national cricket team. He played 99 Tests and 334 ODIs for India, scoring more than 19,000 international runs . He was regarded as one of the finest batsmen of his generation.

Mohammad Azharuddin

Javagal Srinath

Javagal Srinath (born 31 August 1969) is a former cricketer and current commentator. He was a right-arm fast bowler and is considered one of the finest pace bowlers ever to have represented India. He played in Test matches from 1991 to 2002 and in ODIs from 1989 to 2003. He took more than 800 wickets in international cricket.

Javagal Srinath

Mohinder Amarnath

Mohinder Puri Amarnath (born 16 September 1950), nicknamed Jimmy, is a former cricketer who played for the Indian national team. He was an aggressive middle-order batsman and occasional off-spin bowler. He scored more than 5,000 Test runs and was a member of the 1983 Cricket World Cup winning team. He was awarded the Arjuna Award, India’s second highest sporting award, in 1980.

Mohinder Amarnath

Krishnamachari Srikkanth

Krishnamachari Srikkanth (born 21 December 1959) is a former cricketer and current commentator. He played for the Indian cricket team from 1981 to 1992, and was its captain from 1989 to 1990. He was a top-order batsman and occasional right-arm off break bowler, who scored more than 5,000 runs in both Test and One Day International (ODI) cricket. He was a member of the 1983 Cricket World Cup winning team.

Krishnamachari Srikkanth

Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan (born 5 December 1985) is an Indian cricketer. He is a left-handed batsman and occasional right-arm off break bowler who plays for Delhi in first-class cricket and the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League. He made his One Day International debut against Australia in 2010 and his Test debut against the same team in 2013. He was the leading run-scorer in the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 and was named Player of the Tournament.

Shikhar Dhawan IPL

Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Jasbirsingh Bumrah (born 6 December 1993) is an Indian cricketer who plays as a right -arm fast bowler for the Indian national cricket team. He is ranked as the number one bowler in the ICC Test Rankings.

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Dinesh Karthik

Dinesh Karthik (born 1 June 1985) is an Indian cricketer and former captain of the Indian national cricket team. He is a wicket-keeper and right-handed batsman who made his debut for India in 2004. He has also played for the Tamil Nadu cricket team and the Mumbai Indians.

Dinesh Karthik IPL

Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi

Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, nicknamed Tiger Pataudi, (5 January 1941 – 22 September 2011) was an Indian cricketer and former captain of the Indian national cricket team. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest cricketers of all time. He played 46 Test matches for India between 1961 and 1975, scoring more than 2,800 runs.

Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi

Prithvi Shaw

Prithvi Shaw (born 9 November 1999) is an Indian cricketer who plays for the Mumbai cricket team and the India national cricket team. He is a right-handed batsman and occasional right-arm off break bowler who made his first-class debut for Mumbai in November 2017. He was the captain of India’s Under-19 cricket team that won the 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.

Prithvi Shaw IPL

Ajinkya Rahane

Ajinkya Madhukar Rahane (born 6 June 1988) is an Indian cricketer who plays for the Indian national cricket team. He is a right-handed batsman and occasional right-arm off break bowler. He made his Test debut against Australia in March 2013 and scored a century in his very first match.

Ajinkya Rahane IPL

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Bhuvneshwar Kumar Sinha (born 5 February 1990) is an Indian cricketer who plays for Uttar Pradesh in domestic cricket and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League. He is a right-arm fast bowler who swings the ball both ways, and is also a capable lower-order batsman with two first-class half-centuries to his credit.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar IPL

Nasser Hussain

Nasser Hussain OBE (born 28 March 1968) is a former cricketer who captained the England cricket team between 1999 and 2003, and was also the Director of Cricket for Essex County Cricket Club. A right-handed batsman, he played 96 Test matches and 88 One Day Internationals for England.

Nasser Hussain

Murali Vijay

Murali Vijay (born 1 April 1984) is an Indian cricketer who plays as a right-handed opening batsman. He made his Test debut in 2008 and has scored five centuries in the format, including two double centuries. He made his One Day International debut in 2010 and played his first Twenty20 International in 2012 . He plays domestic cricket for Tamil Nadu.

Murali Vijay IPL

Frequently Asked Questions

Who Is the Top 10 Cricket Players in India?

The top 10 cricket players in India are:

1. Sachin Tendulkar

2. Virat Kohli

3. MS Dhoni

4. Kapil Dev

5. Virender Sehwag

6. Sourav Ganguly

7. Rahul Dravid

8. Sunil Gavaskar

9. Anil Kumble

10. Javagal Srinath

Who Is India’s Most Famous Cricketer?

There is no definitive answer to this question as it is subjective. However, some of the most famous cricketers in India include Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Kapil Dev, and Virender Sehwag.

Who is the Legend of Cricket in India?

The legend of cricket in India is Sachin Tendulkar. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest cricketers of all time and has played a major role in popularizing the sport in India.

Who Is India’s No 1 Cricketer?

The number one cricketer in India is Virat Kohli. He is the current captain of the Indian national cricket team and is ranked as the number one batsman in the world by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

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