Famous Indian Cricketers

Find out more about the greatest Indian Cricketers, including Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik and Amjad Khan.

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 1 Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh.
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: December 12, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chandigarh

Yuvraj Singh is an Indian retired cricket player who was noted for his exceptional fielding abilities and aggressive stroke play. Considered one of India's greatest limited-overs players, Yuvraj Singh helped India win the 2011 World Cup with his all-round abilities. He also serves as an inspiration to cancer patients as he fought cancer amidst his career and made his international comeback.

 2 Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli.
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: November 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Delhi, India

Counted amongst world’s best batsmen, Virat Kohli is presently the captain of Indian national cricket team. A cricket lover, he started training while still young and shot to fame when he led India’s Under-19 team to victory at the 2008 Under-19 World Cup. Since then, Kohli has proved his talent in all forms of the game.

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 3 Mohammad Azharuddin

Mohammad Azharuddin.
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 8, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Mohammad Azharuddin, also known as Azhar, was the captain of the Indian cricket team for much of the 1990s. He made headlines for his affair with actor-model Sangeeta Bijlani, which later culminated in marriage. He was later banned from cricket for match-fixing. He also became an Indian National Congress MP.

 4 M. S. Dhoni

M. S. Dhoni.
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: July 7, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ranchi, Jharkhand, India

Former Indian international cricketer M. S. Dhoni captained the Indian national team from 2007 to 2016. He played as a right-handed middle-order batsman and wicket-keeper. With more than 10,000 runs scored, he is one of the highest run-scorers in One Day Internationals (ODIs). He also became the first wicket-keeper to effect 100 stumpings in ODI cricket.

 5 Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina.
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: November 27, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Muradnagar, Uttar Pradesh

Known for his aggressive batting, Indian middle-order batsman Suresh Raina is also a phenomenal fielder. He was part of India’s 2011 World Cup squad and became the first Indian cricketer with a century in all forms of international cricket. He retired in 2020 but will continue to play IPL matches.

 6 Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar.
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: April 24, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Often referred to as the God of Cricket in India, Sachin Tendulkar is a retired cricketer. Also known for his humility on and off the field, Sachin is one of the most revered, celebrated, and decorated cricketers. Considered one of the greatest batsmen of all time, Sachin Tendulkar played a key role in turning India into a cricket-frenzy nation.

 7 Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin
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Famous As: cricketer
Birthdate: September 17, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chennai

One of the best all-rounders of the Indian cricket team, Ravichandran Ashwin is best known for popularizing the soduku ball technique. He is also the only bowler apart from Sri Lankan Ajantha Mendis to bowl the carrom ball. The Arjuna Award winner is the son of a Chennai-based cricketer.

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 8 Kapil Dev

Kapil Dev.
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: January 6, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chandigarh, Punjab, India
Kapil Dev is a former Indian all-rounder who captained India to its first Cricket World Cup win, in 1983. He started his career at 16, playing for Haryana. Wisden’s Indian Cricketer of the Century became the first cricketer to take 400 Test wickets and also scored 5,000 Test runs

 9 Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan Singh.
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: July 3, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Jalandhar, Punjab

Harbhajan Singh is an Indian professional cricket player. He was part of Indian cricket teams which won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 and the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. Renowned for his aggressive persona and style of play, Harbhajan Singh is considered one of the greatest Indian off-spin bowlers of all time. In 2009, he was honored with the Padma Shri award. 

 10 Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma.
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: April 30, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nagpur

Indian right-handed batsman Rohit Sharma is also the vice-captain in the limited-overs format. One of the few cricketers to score a century in all three formats, he is also the first player with two ODI double centuries. He is WWF-India’a Rhino Ambassador and works for PETA’s campaigns for street animals.

 11 Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: October 20, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Delhi

Born to a flour mill owner, Virender Sehwag convinced his family to let him learn cricket since he wasn’t good in academics. He later grew up to be an aggressive batsman, breaking many records. He’s one of two people with a double hundred in ODI and a triple hundred in Test cricket.

 12 Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: October 14, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Delhi

 13 Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan.
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: December 5, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Delhi

Shikhar Dhawan is an Indian cricket player and one of the most important members of the current Indian cricket team. Known for his successful innings in ICC Tournaments, Dhawan helped India win their second ICC Champions Trophy, in 2013; he was the highest run-scorer in the tournament. He has also been an important player in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

 14 Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar.
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: July 10, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mumbai, India

Sunil Gavaskar is an Indian former professional cricket player who represented the national team during the 1970s and 1980s. Considered one of the greatest batsmen in Test cricket history, Sunil Gavaskar was the first batsman to score over 10,000 runs in Test cricket. He also set many world records and held the record for most Test centuries for nearly 20 years.

 15 Anil Kumble

Anil Kumble
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: October 17, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bangalore, Karnataka, India

 16 Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: July 8, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Behala, Calcutta, West Bengal, India

Considered India's most successful Test captain, legendary cricketer Sourav Ganguly, nicknamed Maharaj, was also arguably one of the best one-day batsmen of his time. Also known as the God of the Off Side, he now heads the BCCI as its president. He was initially also a talented footballer.

 17 Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi

Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi.
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: January 5, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bhopal, Bhopal State, British India (present-day Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India)
Died: September 22, 2011

Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi was an Indian cricket player. Entrusted with the responsibility of captaining the Indian cricket team, at the age of 21, Pataudi went on to become one of the greatest Indian cricket captains of all time. Also known for his fielding abilities, he was described by many as the best fielder in the world during his playing career.

 18 Mithali Raj

Mithali Raj
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: December 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jodhpur

 19 Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: January 11, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Indore

Nicknamed The Wall for his resilient batting in Test cricket, Rahul Dravid was known for his unmatched concentration. He was selected for the Indian cricket squad while pursuing his MBA. Apart from winning the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan, he has also been named to the ICC Hall of Fame.

 20 Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah
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Famous As: Indian cricketer
Birthdate: December 6, 1993
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ahmedabad

Jasprit Bumrah is an Indian international cricketer who plays in all formats of the game for the Indian national cricket team. A right-arm fast bowler, he began his career playing first-class cricket and gained international attention after playing brilliantly on his Indian Premier League (IPL) debut. He is considered one of the fastest Indian bowlers of all time. 

 21 Dinesh Karthik

Dinesh Karthik.
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: June 1, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik initially played for the Tamil Nadu youth teams and then made his Indian cricket-team debut in 2004. He has also captained the IPL team KKR and has appeared on the reality show Ek Khiladi Ek Hasina. He is now married to squash player Dipika Pallikal.

 22 Javagal Srinath

Javagal Srinath
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: August 31, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mysore

 23 Ravindra Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: December 6, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: NavagamGhed

 24 Zaheer Khan

Zaheer Khan
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: October 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Shrirampur

 25 Ravi Shastri

Ravi Shastri
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Famous As: cricketer
Birthdate: May 27, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mumbai

 26 Rajdeep Sardesai

Rajdeep Sardesai
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Famous As: News presenter, Author, Cricketer, Journalist
Birthdate: May 24, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Gujarat

 27 Prithvi Shaw

Prithvi Shaw.
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: November 9, 1999
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Thane, Maharashtra
Prithvi Shaw led Under-19 Indian cricket team to win the 2018 Under-19 World Cup. He is the second-youngest Indian to score a Test century, after Sachin Tendulkar. He scored centuries in both his Ranji and Duleep Trophy debuts. He was banned for failing a dope test in 2019.

 28 Bishan Singh Bedi

Bishan Singh Bedi
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: September 25, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Amritsar

 29 Ajinkya Rahane

Ajinkya Rahane.
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: June 6, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ashwi KD, Maharashtra

Indian right-handed batsman Ajinkya Rahane started his first-class career representing Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy. He is the current vice-captain of the Indian national Test cricket team. He has also represented the IPL teams Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals. He was the 2015-2015 CEAT Indian Cricketer of the Year.

 30 Shubman Gill

Shubman Gill.
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: September 8, 1999
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fazilka, Punjab
Shubman Gill initially played Ranji Trophy matches for Punjab. As the vice-captain of the Under-19 team, he became the Player of the Tournament at the ICC U-19 World Cup. He has captained the India A team and became the youngest Indian batsman to score a 200 in a first-class game.

 31 Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: February 5, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Meerut, Uttar Pradesh

Bhuvneshwar Kumar is an Indian cricket player who plays predominantly as a bowler for the Indian cricket team. One of the few players to excel in all formats of cricket, Kumar became the first Indian to achieve a five-wicket haul in all three formats in 2018. BhuvneshwarvKumar is also an important member for Sunrisers Hyderabad of the Indian Premier League.

 32 S. Sreesanth

S. Sreesanth
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: February 6, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kothamangalam

 33 Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya
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Famous As: Indian cricketer
Birthdate: October 11, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Surat

Born to a small-time businessman in Surat, Hardik Pandya moved to Vadodara with his family at 5, so that he could avail of better cricket coaching facilities. A talented all-rounder, he is known for his fiery on-field personality. He has also been a major part of the IPL team Mumbai Indians.

 34 Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer
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Famous As: Indian cricketer
Birthdate: December 6, 1994
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mumbai

 35 Mohammed Shami

Mohammed Shami
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: March 9, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Amroha

 36 Yuzvendra Chahal

Yuzvendra Chahal
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Famous As: Indian cricketer
Birthdate: July 23, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jind

 37 Navjot Singh Sidhu

Navjot Singh Sidhu
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Famous As: Politician, Cricketer
Birthdate: October 20, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Patiala

 38 Murali Vijay

Murali Vijay.
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: April 1, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Murali Vijay is an Indian cricket player. Over the years, Vijay has been an important member of the Indian cricket team and has been part og Indian test, ODI and T20 teams. Murali Vijay has represented Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He was part of the  Chennai Super Kings team that won the third edition of IPL, in 2010.

 39 Stuart Binny

Stuart Binny
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: June 3, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bangalore

 40 Sanju Samson

Sanju Samson
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: November 11, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Thiruvananthapuram

 41 Ambati Rayudu

Ambati Rayudu
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: September 23, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Guntur

 42 Cheteshwar Pujara

Cheteshwar Pujara
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: January 25, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rajkot

 43 Manish Pandey

Manish Pandey
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: September 10, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nainital

 44 Tejashwi Yadav

Tejashwi Yadav
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Famous As: Cricketer, Politician
Birthdate: November 9, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Patna

 45 Kedar Jadhav

Kedar Jadhav
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Famous As: Indian cricketer
Birthdate: March 26, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pune

 46 Dilip Sardesai

Dilip Sardesai
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: August 8, 1940
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Margao
Died: July 2, 2007

 47 Irfan Pathan

Irfan Pathan
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: October 27, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vadodara

 48 Mohammad Kaif

Mohammad Kaif
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Famous As: Indian cricketer
Birthdate: December 1, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Allahabad

 49 Mohinder Amarnath

Mohinder Amarnath
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: September 24, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Patiala

 50 Ashish Nehra

Ashish Nehra
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: April 29, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Delhi