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Delhi Famous Sportsmen

Sports in Delhi

Delhi is the capital city of India. The city represents the best of culture and advancement in various other fields. Delhi also has been very adaptive to sports and games. Many of our sportsmen and sportswomen today who have made India famous belong from Delhi. They belong from various fields like cricket, hockey, football, badminton, snooker, billiards and the like. Delhi also was very active with the Commonwealth Games 2010.  With everyday passing day the city is waking up to a new innovation. Sports like golf, swimming, billiards too are fast catching up with the city. The Delhi famous sportsmen have made it big not only in the country but also in the world.

Delhi Famous Sportsmen

Abhinav Bindra

He is one of the famous sportsmen from Delhi.At present he is the world champion in Air Rifle shooting. He is the first Indian who had made it to the individual Gold Medal since the 1990’s. His superb achievements in the field of Olympic Games have made our country proud. He had received the Arjuna Award when he was 17 years of age. Adding on to that he was the single man to receive the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. This is one of the highest sporting honors. He also had been felicited with the Padma Bhushan in the year 2009. This was post he won the Gold Medal in the Beijing Olympics.

Kapil Dev

This is one of the names that India still swears by in the game of Cricket and its strategy and tactics. Kapil Dev was born in Chandigar and has been an eminent Indian cricketer. It was under his guidance that India won the World Cup in the year 1993. He also served as the national cricket coach for India for a span of 10 days. The months were between 1999 – 2000.
Throughout his entire cricket career he tried to play his best and give something valuable to the field of cricket. He was also named as the Haryana Hurricane because of his bowling speed. An extremely humble man and prolific cricketer, Kapil Dev shall remain one of the cricket stalwarts in India.

Virender Sehwag

Another player that belongs to Delhi and is of importance in today’s world is Virender Sehwag. He was born in Delhi in the year 1978, October 20th.  At present he is one of the leading batsmen of the Indian team. He is affectionately termed as “Viru” by the teammates and also the general public. He is an excellent right handed open batsman, and is also known for his right-arm off spin bowling.

Sehwag played his first One Day International match in the year 1999. After that in the year 2001 he had joined the test cricket team. He earned several accolades as an ace cricket player. It was in April 2009 he was honored as the Wisden Leading Cricketer globally, based on his performance in the year 2008. He was the only Indian to have been awarded so.

These would be some of the famous Delhi players who have made their way to success.