Top five Cricket players of India
India has so many great cricketers who earned name, fame, and money. But I will talk about five top cricketers 1. Sachin Tendulkar 2. M. S. Dhoni 3. Virat Kohli 4. Kapildev 5. Sunil Gavaskar
1. Sachin Tendulkar
He is an Indian International cricketer. He played as captain of the Indian national team. He is regarded as one of greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. Sachin Tendulkar scored highest runs in international cricket, and the only player to have scored one hundred international centuries. He also played with the Indian team who won the 2011 World Cup.
He played cricket at the age of 11. He started his career as cricket player at the age of sixteen. He played domestically and Internationally at the age of twenty-four years. He retired from Twenty Twenty cricket in October 2013 and finally retired from cricket on 16 November 2013 after his 200th test match, against the West Indies in Mumbai Wankhede Stadium. He got rewards like Arjuna Award, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Padma Shri, Padma Vibhushan and Bharat Ratna.
664 International cricket matches were played by him. He has scored 34,357 runs. He inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. His last ODI match was on 18 March 2012 against Pakistan.
2. M.S Dhoni
He is an Indian international cricketer. He played as captain from 2007 to 2017. He has shown victory in the ICC cricket world cup in 2007 and the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013. He is right-handed middle order batsman and wicket keeper and the highest run scorer in one day internationals (ODIs) with more than 10000 runs scored. Dhoni started his career as cricket player on 23 December 2004 against Bangladesh and played his first test a year later against Sri Lanka. He received many awards. He announced his retirement from cricket on 15 August 2020. He also served in Indian Railways for some time.
3. Virat Kohli
He is an Indian cricketer and the current captain of the India national Team. A right-handed top order batsman is regarded as one of the best contemporary batsmen in the world. He made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka at the age of 19. He made his test debut in 2011. He was appointed the vice captain of the ODI team in 2012. He became captain after the retirement of M.S. Dhoni in 2014 of Test match. Kohli has won many awards. He was given Arjuna Award in 2013. He has received Padma Shri under the sports category in 2017. He got Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, the highest sporting honor in 2018.
4. Kapil Dev
He is former Indian International cricketers. He was a fast medium bowler and a hard-hitting middle order batsman. He is also regarded as one of the greatest all-rounders to play the game. He captained India to win its first Cricket World Cup title in 1983. He played his first Test on 16 October 1978 against Pakistan. He is the first player who took 200 ODI wickets. He played his last Test on 19 March 1994 against New Zealand. He got retirement in 1994. He remained coach of the Indian national team between September 1999 and September 2000. He received many awards like Arjuna Award, Padma Shri, Wisden Cricketer of the year, Padma Bhushan and many more. He has written four books. His Nickname is The Haryana Hurricane and Kapil Paaji
5. Sunil Gavaskar
Sunil Manohar Gavaskar is a former Indian cricketer. He was selected as India’s best schoolboy cricketer of the year in 1966 at the age of 17. He was the first batsman to score 10,000 test runs in a career. He has written four books on cricket including his own autobiography. He played his first Test cricket match on 6 March 1971 against West Indies. He played his last Test match on 13 March 1987 against Pakistan. He got his retirement in 1987.He is also a former Sheriff of Mumbai. He has written four books on cricket including his own autobiography. He was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in 2009. He received Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, and the Col CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award for cricket in India. He became the first Indian who delivered the MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture. He joined Triton Solar as its Brand Ambassador.
Hence Sachin Tendulkar , M.S. Dhoni , Virat Kohli, Kapildev and Gavaskar are the top cricketers of India. They have created a history in the cricket field. They have crossed the limits and achieved a great name.