In a country obsessed with a single sport, cricket, the achievements of other sportsmen are often overlooked. But in addition to world-class scammers, India has produced some of the best sports and women of all sports, from hockey to tennis and wrestling.
These individuals deserve credit, not only to win trophies and medals for the country but also to popularize sports, repeatedly cornered by cricket. Here are the most famous Indian athletes and women you should know.
With so many crazy cricket around, it’s hard to guess that hockey is India’s national sport. There was once when India dominated international hockey circuits and Dhyan Chand was the center of all these victories.
He helped India win three Olympic gold medals in 1928, 1932 and 1936. Nicknamed the “Wizard” for his exceptional goal-scoring skills, Dhyan Chand is still considered the best athlete ever played. game.
Milkha Singh, also known as ‘Flying Sikh’, is India’s most famous sprinter and one of the country’s first sporting icons. Singh was the first Indian athlete to win a gold medal in the Commonwealth Games. He won the top prize in the 400-meter competition in 1958. Singh was separated from his family and orphaned in the Indian and Pakistan partitions in 1947.
During his time, he had but few resources to support him. assisting himself as an athlete, which makes Singh’s achievement even more admirable. He is said to have become disillusioned with life and considered to be a dacoit but joined the Indian army instead and brought glory to the country.
The most beloved sports player that India has ever seen is also called ‘Little Master’. Despite its short stature and soft-spokenness, on the cricket field, Sachin Tendulkar is a force to be reckoned with. No other cricketer has held so many batting records as he has.