Famous Indian Cricketers

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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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Virat Kohli
(Indian International Cricketer Who is Considered as One of the Greatest Batsmen of All Time)
Virat Kohli
94
Birthdate: November 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Delhi, India

Counted amongst world’s best batsmen, Virat Kohli is the former captain of Indian national cricket team. Under his captaincy, Indian cricket rose to great heights and he is the most successful Indian Test captain till date. He shot to fame when he led India’s Under-19 team to victory at the 2008 Under-19 World Cup. Since then, Virat Kohli has proved his talent in all forms of the game.

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Sachin Tendulkar
(Cricketer)
Sachin Tendulkar
48
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.

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M. S. Dhoni
(Cricketer)
M. S. Dhoni
47
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.

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Yuvraj Singh
(Former Indian International Cricketer Who Hit Six Sixes in One Over in a T20 Match)
Yuvraj Singh
16
Birthdate: December 12, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chandigarh, India

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.

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Kapil Dev
(Cricketer)
Kapil Dev
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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
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Mohammad Azharuddin
(Former Indian International Cricketer Who Played as a Batsman)
Mohammad Azharuddin
11
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.
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Sunil Gavaskar
(Cricketer)
Sunil Gavaskar
15
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.

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Rahul Dravid
(Cricketer)
Rahul Dravid
6
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.

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Rohit Sharma
(Cricketer)
Rohit Sharma
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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.

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Sourav Ganguly
(Former Indian National Cricket Team Captain and 39th President of the 'BCCI')
Sourav Ganguly
13
Birthdate: July 8, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Behala, Kolkata, 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.

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Ravichandran Ashwin
(Cricket all-rounder)
Ravichandran Ashwin
11
Birthdate: September 17, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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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Suresh Raina
(Cricketer)
Suresh Raina
11
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.

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Anil Kumble
(Cricketer)
Anil Kumble
12
Birthdate: October 17, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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Virender Sehwag
(Cricketer)
Virender Sehwag
7
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.

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Shikhar Dhawan
(Cricketer)
Shikhar Dhawan
10
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).

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Harbhajan Singh
(Cricketer)
Harbhajan Singh
13
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. 

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Mithali Raj
(Cricketer)
Mithali Raj
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Birthdate: December 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jodhpur
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Dinesh Karthik
(Cricketer)
Dinesh Karthik
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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.
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Jasprit Bumrah
(Indian cricketer)
Jasprit Bumrah
8
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. 

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Gautam Gambhir
(Cricketer)
Gautam Gambhir
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Birthdate: October 14, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Delhi
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Ravindra Jadeja
(Indian Cricketer Who Represents Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League)
Ravindra Jadeja
13
Birthdate: December 6, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jamnagar, Gujarat, India
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Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi
(Former Captain of the Indian Cricket Team)
Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi
8
Birthdate: January 5, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bhopal, 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.

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Ravi Shastri
(cricketer)
Ravi Shastri
8
Birthdate: May 27, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mumbai
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Shreyas Iyer
(Indian cricketer)
Shreyas Iyer
4
Birthdate: December 6, 1994
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mumbai
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Hardik Pandya
(Indian cricketer)
Hardik Pandya
13
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.

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Shubman Gill
(Cricketer)
Shubman Gill
6
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.
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Mohammed Shami
(Cricketer)
Mohammed Shami
5
Birthdate: March 9, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Amroha
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Prithvi Shaw
(Cricketer)
Prithvi Shaw
8
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.
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Ajinkya Rahane
(Cricketer)
Ajinkya Rahane
5
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.

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar
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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.

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S. Sreesanth
(Cricketer)
S. Sreesanth
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Birthdate: February 6, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kothamangalam
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Zaheer Khan
(Cricketer)
Zaheer Khan
4
Birthdate: October 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Shrirampur
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Yuzvendra Chahal
(Indian cricketer)
Yuzvendra Chahal
5
Birthdate: July 23, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jind
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Sanju Samson
(Cricketer)
Sanju Samson
5
Birthdate: November 11, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Thiruvananthapuram
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Navjot Singh Sidhu
(Politician, Cricketer)
Navjot Singh Sidhu
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Birthdate: October 20, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Patiala
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Ambati Rayudu
(Cricketer)
Ambati Rayudu
5
Birthdate: September 23, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Guntur
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Stuart Binny
(Cricketer)
Stuart Binny
4
Birthdate: June 3, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bangalore
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Javagal Srinath
(Cricketer)
Javagal Srinath
6
Birthdate: August 31, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mysore
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Irfan Pathan
(Cricketer)
Irfan Pathan
5
Birthdate: October 27, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vadodara
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Nasser Hussain
(Cricketer)
Nasser Hussain
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Birthdate: March 28, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Madras, India

Born to an Indian Muslim father and a British mother in Madras, Nasser Hussain moved to England with his family, as a child. At 12, he was the youngest to join the Essex Under-15 cricket team. He grew up to become one of the best English Test cricket captains.

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K. L. Rahul
(Cricketer)
K. L. Rahul
15
Birthdate: April 18, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mangalore, Karnataka, India
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Manish Pandey
(Cricketer - Batsman)
Manish Pandey
4
Birthdate: September 10, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nainital, Uttarakhand, India
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Murali Vijay
(Cricketer)
Murali Vijay
5
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.

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Kedar Jadhav
(Indian cricketer)
Kedar Jadhav
4
Birthdate: March 26, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pune
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Krishnamachari Srikkanth
3
Birthdate: December 21, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chennai
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Mohinder Amarnath
3
Birthdate: September 24, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Patiala
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Mohammad Kaif
(Indian cricketer)
Mohammad Kaif
3
Birthdate: December 1, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Allahabad
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Cheteshwar Pujara
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Birthdate: January 25, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rajkot
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Roger Binny
(Cricketer)
Roger Binny
3
Birthdate: July 19, 1955
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bangalore
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Ashish Nehra
(Cricketer)
Ashish Nehra
4
Birthdate: April 29, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Delhi