The Most Influential Sportspersons of India

Sportspersons of India

Sportspersons are the “ratans” of the nation, bringing laurels to their countries. The fans look up to them, as their idol as they grow up. There are a number of Indian sportspersons who are regarded as the “pioneers” and stand as the influential souls to the people following the sport. Here is the list of the top most influential Indian sportspersons of the country.

Sania Mirza and Saina Nehwal

Indian Tennis star Sania Mirza and Badminton ace Saina Nehwal prompted a number of Indians to follow Tennis and Badminton. Ever since Sania enlisted herself amongst the celebrities with the 2004 Australian Open – she has been quite influential in attracting a number of Indian fans to follow the women’s Tennis game closely and the same case stand for Saina Nehwal. As the two Hyderabadi girls are seen as a role model and an inspiration to a number of girls to build up their career in sports.

Sourav Ganguly

Fondly known as Dada in Kolkata, Sourav Ganguly has regarded as a influential cricketer in all parts of the country, especially West Bengal. Ganguly , with his aggressive attitude on the field, won the hearts of people . He is one of the greatest players to have led the Indian cricket team to great heights. People treat him equal to God in Kolkata.

MC Mary Kom

The five time World Championship winner – the  Gold Medalist of the 2014 Incheon Asian Games MC Mary Kom has been one of the most influential Indian women. She showed how courageous a woman should be. Belonging to the North East state of Manipur, “the courageous woman” had to fight against all odds to build her career as a boxer. The biopic of the boxer portrayed the struggle of this iron lady. She always encourages girls to build their career in sports.

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar is regarded as the God of Cricket in India. Holding countless unbeatable records, Sachin has been an influential soul for a number of aspiring cricketers. The world wide famous cricketer has brought a number of laurels to its country which has turned him into a hero and the most influential cricke idol not only in India but also overseas.

Dhyan Chand

Dhyan Chand is an idol for Indian sports; even more than what Sachin Tendulkar is for the Indian cricket. This great soul even made the Dictator Adolf Hitler to wonder about him. India is massively influenced by him – even that his birthday is celebrated as the National sports day In India.

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