The language and culture of India may differ every few kilometers but the zeal remains constant. Indians put their heart into everything they do; this fact is definitely not to be challenged. Be it entertainment, work or sports, citizens here are always full of enthusiasm. Let’s talk about sports. Games continue to be an integral part of our childhood and as we grow up the madness increases. Indian people support their favorite sports persons with record craziness. It’s because the players let them do so. The zeal continues to be in the people because of sports stars like these:
Sachin Tendulkar: Born in Bombay, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is the synonym of Cricket in India. Cricket for many Indians means Sachin. The master blaster is not only popular among Indians but is one of the favourite cricketers of many important persons around the world. Playing more than 600 matches in his career he closed his score board at 34,357 runs in November 2013 retiring from all forms of cricket.
P.T Usha: Pilavullakandi Thekkeparambil Usha, also known as P. T. Usha, the first Indian woman to enter the finals of an Olympic event, belongs to Kerala, India. A proud owner of the Arjuns Award and Padms Shree Award, she remains an all time favourite athlete of India. Bagging 101 international to her name, she currently works as an officer with the Southern Railways and trains young athletes at her training academy.
Kapil Dev: The 1983 Cricket World Cup came to India’s Bag under his captaincy. Making his way from Haryana Cricket Team to the Captain of Indian Cricket team, his performance had been tremendous. After a lot of ups and downs in his performances, Kapil bought out himself as one of the best players and made a permanent place in the heart of Cricket lovers. He joined the Indian Territorial Army as in 2008 as an officer.
Sania Mirza: Indeed, India’s most successful tennis player of all times, Sania Mirza held the position of highest ranked Indian Player for almost ten years. Sania had to go through many controversies and criticism for wearing short clothes in spite of originating from a Muslim family but she proved herself in between all the odds and left her name to be engraved with golden words in the history of Indian Sports.
Viswanathan Anand: He excels the brain game and brightened India’s name all over the world with his chess skills. He made his way to the highest ranking in Chess, ‘World Chess Champion’. He became the youngest Indian to become the International Chess Champion at the age of 15. There are only two words required to describe his excellent skills – ‘Child Prodigy’.
We were unable to produce a list according to their talents because every one of the above is one of a kind and excelled his/her sport in a commendable way. Some of them are already retired but continue to define the games in the hearts of the masses. They inspire thousands of children of the country to do something big in the race of life. In metaphoric words, they are the stars who will leave their glow behind for others to pave their path along it.