Top 10 Most Popular Indian Cricketers of All Time

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There are so many cricketers who have been played for the Indian cricket team on the International level. But all those Indian cricketers didn’t become successful and popular. However, there are some most successful Indian cricketers of all time who always recognized as the most popular cricketers in India of cricket history.

You don’t need to go anywhere to search for them, we are here with a ready list. In this post, we at Top 10 About going to introduce the top 10 most popular Indian cricketers of all time.

Top 10 Most Popular Indian Cricketers of All Time

10. Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag- Top 10 Most Popular Indian Cricketers of All Time

Virender Sehwag is a former Indian cricketer who was born on 20 October 1978. He was a right-handed opening batsman as well as a part-time right hand off spin bowler. He played his first ODI in 1999 and joined the Indian Test team in 2001.

In April 2009, he became the only Indian cricketer to be honored as the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World for his performance in 2008. He is the only batsman in the history of cricket to have made 7,500-plus runs in both ODIs & Tests as an opener.

Sehwag has played 104 Test matches, scored 8,586 runs with a batting average of 49.34 and 251 ODI matches, scored 8,273 runs with a batting average of 35.05. He was one of the most favorite Indian batsmen of his time and still, his fan loves him more. That’s why he is placed in this list of top 10 most popular Indian Cricketers of all time.

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9. Anil Kumble

Anil Kumble- Top 10 Most Popular Indian Cricketers of All Time

Anil Kumble is past Indian cricketer and one of the most successful Indian bowlers of all time. He was born on 17th October 1970 in Bengaluru, India. He was one of the world’s great spinners who have taken 619 wickets in just 132 test matches.

Besides that, he has taken 337 wickets in just 271 ODI matches with the bowling average of 30.89. He is a third highest wicket-taker in Test matches just behind Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne. He had also awarded with the “Padma Shri” by the Government of India.

Kumble is the only bowler who took most wickets in a calendar year in ODI with 61 wickets. That’s why he is always recognizing as all-time most popular Indian cricketers.

8. Zaheer Khan

Zaheer Khan- Top 10 Most Popular Indian Cricketers of All Time

Zaheer Khan is a previous Indian cricketer bowler who has played for the Indian national cricket team from the year 2000 till 2014. He played for Worcestershire in County Cricket as well as plays for Mumbai and Delhi Daredevils in Indian domestic match.

Zaheer was the 2nd most successful Indian pace bowler in the Test match, after Indian cricketer Kapil Dev. He was one of the main player of the 2011 ODI World Cup winning team, leading the pace attack with 21 wickets in just 9 matches. That’s he will be always one of the popular cricketers in India among the Indian cricket lovers.

In 2011 Zaheer Khan was conferred with the Arjuna Award, India’s 2nd highest sporting award by the President of India. He has played 92 Test matches, scored 1,230 runs with a batting average of 11.94 and 200 ODI matches, scored 792 runs with a batting average of 12.00.

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7. V. V. S Laxman

V. V. S Laxman- Top 10 Most Popular Indian Cricketers of All Time

Vangipurapu Venkata Sai Layman is a former Indian cricketer widely famous for his great timing and classical batting. He is also known as by “Very Very Special” batsman and that’s why truly deserved to be occupied among the most popular Indian cricketers of all time.

In his International career, he has played 134 Test matches and scored 8,781 runs with an average of 45.97. Besides that, he has build 2,338 runs in just 86 ODI matches with an average of 30.76. He has been honored with the “Padma Shri” by the Government of India and has been Wisden Cricketer of the year 2002.

6. Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid- Top 10 Most Popular Indian Cricketers of All Time

Rahul Dravid was one of most classical right-hand batsman that has produced for Indian Team. He was born on 11th January 1973 in Madhya Pradesh, India. He was one of the greatest and popular Indian cricketers because of his matchless contribution towards Cricket.

In his career, he has scored 13,288 runs in 164 Test matches by an average of 52.31 and 10,889 runs in ODI matches with the average of 39.16. He has made 36 centuries & 63 half-centuries in Test matches and besides 12 hundred and 83 fifties in ODI matches.

Dravid has been played in IPL for the Rajasthan Royal as a captain. He has been honored with the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan award from the Government of India.

5. Sourav Ganguly

Saurav Ganguly- Top 10 Most Popular Indian Cricketers of All Time

Sourav Ganguly aka Dada is an earlier Indian cricketer as well as captain of the Indian national team. He was born on 8 July 1972. Presently, he is selected as the honorable President of the (Cricket Association of Bengal) as well as President of the Editorial Board with Wisden India.

Ganguly is regarded as one of the most popular and most successful Indian captains in modern times. Besides that, he was also one of the best ODI batsmen of all time. He is the 8th highest run scorer in ODIs and was the 3rd batsman in history to score the 10,000 runs, after Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and Pakistan cricketer Inzamam Ul Haq.

Ganguly is the only player to win four consecutive man of the match awards in ODI. He has played 113 Test matches, scored 7,212 runs with a batting average of 42.17 and 311 ODI matches, scored 11,363 runs with a batting average of 41.02.

4. Mohammad Azharuddin

Mohammad Azharuddin- Top 10 Most Popular Indian Cricketers of All Time

Mohammad Azharuddin was born 8 February 1963 in Hyderabad, Telangana State, India. He is a previous Indian cricketer as well as a politician. He was a most talented batsman and who captained the Indian cricket team for much of the 1990s. For his success, he was awarded the Arjuna Award in the year 1986.

Azharuddin has been one of India’s most successful captains, winning 90 ODI matches. He has played 99 Test matches, scored 6,216 runs with a batting average of 45.03 and 334 ODI matches, scored 9,378 runs with a batting average of 36.92.

3. Sunil Manohar Gavaskar

Sunil Manohar Gavaskar- Top 10 Most Popular Indian Cricketers of All Time

Sunil Manohar Gavaskar who is popularly known as by Sunil Gavaskar was born on 10 July 1949 in Mumbai, India. He was the right-handed Indian Batsman who set so many records in his time.

Gavaskar has played 125 Test matches, scored 10,122 runs with an average of 51.12 and 108 ODI matches, scored 3092 runs with an average of 35.13. He was worldwide popular as the greatest opening batsman of all time in Cricket History.

Before Sachin Tendulkar, he was the Indian batsman who holds the record of most test runs and most centuries (34). He had great techniques to play fast bowling especially.

Besides that, he has won many big national & international awards like “Padma Sri” Padma Bhushan” for his enormous contribution for Indian Cricket.

2. Kapil Dev

Kapil Dev- Top 10 Most Popular Indian Cricketers of All Time

The full name of Kapil Dev is Kapil Dev Ramlal Nikanj who was born on January 6, 1959. The Indian Cricket Team won first-time Cricket World Cup in 1983 when Kapil Dev was the captain of the Indian team.

Kapil Dev was the great all-rounder of that time who played a big role in winning of World Cup. He has scored 5248 runs in 131 Test matches with an average of 31.05 while scored 3783 runs in 225 ODI matches with an average of 23.

Besides that, a great batting contribution for Indian Cricket Team he has taken 434 wickets in Test and 253 wickets in ODI matches. All above figures prove that he was the great cricketer and the list of most popular Indian Cricketers of all time is incomplete without him.

1. Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar- Top 10 Most Popular Indian Cricketers of All Time

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is well known as by Sachin Tendulkar, was born on 24 April 1973 in Mumbai, India. He started playing Cricket for India since he was just 16 years old young boy. He is the right-handed Indian Batsman who recognize as a most popular cricketer in the world of all time.

Sachin has played 200 Test & 463 One Day International matches and scored 15,921 & 18,426 runs respectively. Hence he is the Indian Cricketer who holds the record of highest runs in Test and ODI matches in Cricket History still now. He has scored hundred centuries in his test & ODI matches which is also a big record in International level matches.

Sachin is worldwide known as by the “God of Cricket” and count among the greatest cricketers in the world. He has also honored with the “Bharat Ratna” award because of his matchless contribution towards Indian Cricket.

That’s why he is not only the most popular Indian cricketers but also one of the most popular cricketers in the world.

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