We bring to you the list of the most revered sportspersons and India’s gems to the world.

India has gifted the world with diamonds. Then there are legends such as Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, visionaries like APJ Abdul Kalam and Swami Vivekanand, and scientists such as CV Raman and Homi Bhabha. The field of athletics is no exception. Legends such as Sachin Tendulkar, Mary Kom, and Dhyan Chand have made the country proud by not only making a name for themselves but also by representing the country worldwide.

Cricket is the most popular sport in India, followed by football, hockey, and wrestling in that order. There are also Olympic games, in which some Indians compete with the hope of winning a gold medal, much like other athletes.

These are some of India’s most outstanding athletes who have created a name for themselves on the international stage and made us all proud.

Sachin Tendulkar – After Sir Don Bradman, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is cricket’s little master. In football, he’s Pele, in boxing, he’s Ali, and in basketball, he’s Jordan. Sachin Tendulkar, known as the God of Cricket, is a renowned personality in cricket who is admired by all.

M.S. Dhoni (MSD) is a cricketer from India. Mahendra Singh Dhoni is an Indian cricketer who hails from Ranchi, Jharkhand. He is a well-known figure and a former captain of the Indian team. India won the World Cup for the first time in twenty-eight years, as well as the World Cup for the first time in twenty-two years, under his guidance.

Virat Kohli – Virat Kohli is the current Indian captain and a major role model for today’s youngsters. In all three formats, One-day, Test Match, and Twenty-20, he is regarded as one of the best batsmen in the world.

Smriti Mandhana – Smriti Shriniwas Mandhana is an Indian cricketer who represents the Indian Women’s squad. She was born in Mumbai. Young girls, and even women, now look up to her as an inspiration and admire her accomplishments. Many of them aspire to be like her in the future.

Mary Kom – Mary Kom isn’t just any name; she’s one of India’s boxing legends. Mary Kom is a mother of four children and still competes in boxing. She is from Manipur, a small northeast Indian state.

Geeta Phogat – Geeta Phogat is an Indian freestyle wrestler from Haryana. She has a large following among sports fans.

Neeraj Chopra – He is an Olympic winner in the javelin throw and an Indian athlete. In 2018, he was honored with the Arjuna Award, the Vishisht Seva Medal in 2020, the Khel Ratna Award in 2021, the Param Vishisht Seva Medal 2022, and the Padma Shri in 2022.

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