Cricket has been the most popular sport in India for many years, and at present, it also does not lose its relevance. In the decades that have marked the rise of Indian cricket teams to the international level, the world has come to know many names of famous Indian athletes. But the development of the sports industry in the country does not stand still, and new players are already appearing in the sports arena, showing great promise.
So, in the 2020s, the names of new geeks who conquered the sports industry at the international level became known. At the same time, the Indians themselves are happy to follow the large-scale events that take place inside the country, such as the confrontation between the DC vs MI teams during the Indian Premier Cricket League. And also for those competitions that mark the collision of Indian teams with athletes from other countries of the world. We are in a hurry to introduce you to young and promising Indian players, on whom experts place big bets, prophesying a great future for them.
The best Indian cricketers of the current season
Among those young Indian athletes who have made themselves known within just a couple of years, it is worth highlighting the following names:
- 20-year-old Shubman Gill. Few batsmen tower above the rest at the age group level the way Gill did, and he was the best player of the tournament at the 2018 Under-19 World Championship. His all-around game is built around quick hand-eye coordination, dexterous wrist work, and a forward throw that is reminiscent of Ricky Ponting. Together with this, unmistakable confidence, a tendency to score quickly, and amazing stability.
- Kartik Tyagi is a 19 year old bowler. He made his first-grade debut in 2017, a month before his 17th birthday, but suffered an injury soon after. A dedicated recovery regimen and positive attitude meant he returned to bowling in time for the 2020 World Under-19 Championships, where, in better shape and stronger, he became one of the tournament’s bowlers.
- Yashasvi Jaiswal is an 18 year old batsman. Jaiswal went from a talented youngster who was talked about in Mumbai circles to a man who captured everyone’s attention when he played in the 2019 Vijay Hazare Cup. A couple of months later, he played for India at the Under-19 World Championship, impressive enough to become the tournament’s best player.
- Prithvi Shaw is a 20-year-old Indian player. Shaw’s impressive performance in the first match is based on strong hand-eye coordination. His bright start as an IPL and India cricketer provided insight into his offensive range. A few tricks to adjust to a moving ball can make him a relentless, dominant batsman in all formats for years to come.
Now it remains only to wait for the next few years to understand whether the experts’ forecasts have come true and whether these promising athletes have become real stars in the world of cricket, not only in India but also in the international sports arena.
Special attention deserves those Indian cricketers who today have the largest number of fans among all the rest. Among modern cricketers, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli are the most loved. These are former Indian captains. MS Dhoni, on the one hand, has given India three major ICC trophies and fans simply love him for his successful captaincy. Virat Kohli, on the other hand, is arguably the best Indian cricketer since Sachin Tendulkar and an unrivaled contemporary phenomenon. Indians love these athletes just like the most famous Bollywood stars, and maybe even more.