Top 10 Successful Indian Cricket Players of All Time

There’s a lot of talk about the most famous cricketers in the world, but plenty of legends also deserve recognition. This list is the attempt to count down ten of India’s greatest cricketing legends who have been seen many times on sports news cricket:

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar is a retired Indian cricketer who has played for Mumbai and India. He is widely acknowledged as one of the best batsmen of all time, having scored more than 15000 international runs and 50 Test centuries with an average of 50+ in all three formats of the game.

Tendulkar made his Test debut against Pakistan at Feroz Shah Kotla Ground Delhi on 15 Novem, 1989 where he scored 130 runs off 175 balls taking India to 338/8 in just over four hours. This was called “a masterclass by Tendulkar” by former captain Sunil Gavaskar who won a man-of-the-match award for this innings which also included six sixes during it!

Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar (born 10 July 1949) is a former Indian cricketer and captain, widely regarded as one of the greatest opening batsmen in Test cricketing history. He was nicknamed “The Little Master” for his masterful strokeplay and high backlift.

He started his career in Mumbai in 1966/67 playing against Rajasthan with whom he scored his first century. He continued to play for them until 1975 when he made his debut for India against Pakistan at Feroz Shah Kotla Ground in Delhi where he scored a century and took three wickets despite being out injured during the game which ended up as a draw due to rain delays.

Kapil Dev

Kapil Dev is a former Indian cricketer, who played his first Test match in 1982. He is considered one of the greatest fast bowlers of all time and was named Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1983.

Kapil Dev is also regarded as one of India’s greatest captains, having led India to their maiden World Cup triumph in 1983 and winning two more World Cups as captain.

Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid is a former Indian cricketer, who played for his country from 1996 to 2012. He was named one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 2000 and is regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket.

He played for India until he retired at age 35 in 2012 after having played 164 Tests and scored over 13,000 runs with an average above 50%.

Anil Kumble

Anil Kumble is a former Indian cricketer and captain who has played as an all-rounder. He is the highest wicket-taker in Test cricket, with 632 wickets at an average of 24.31, and 3rd highest One Day International wicket-taker with 543 at 25.64.

Kumble is widely considered one of India’s greatest spinners ever, along with Bishan Singh Bedi and Harbhajan Singh. He’s also been known to be one of its most underrated players: he was never selected for India’s World Cup squad despite being one of its best performers during tournaments such as the 1992 Cricket World Cup where he finished runner-up behind Kapil Dev.

V.V.S Laxman

V.V.S Laxman is a former Indian cricketer who was an elegant middle-order batsman. He played for India in Tests and ODIs, making his Test debut against Pakistan in 1998 at 19 years old. Laxman scored over 50 runs in each innings during this match and went on to become one of the most successful openers for India throughout his career which lasted from 1998 to 2013 (he retired from international cricket).

Laxman is widely regarded as one of the best batsmen to have played for India with his calm temperament being one key reason why he excelled so much at cricket; however, his off-field behavior often led him into trouble throughout his career due to its eccentricity which resulted in him getting involved with controversies such as “buying” matches or even losing court cases against other players or even officials within Cricket Associations.”

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli is a cricketer from India. He is the current captain of the Indian national team and has previously been awarded the ICC ODI player of the year award, as well as being named as one of five best players to have played T20 cricket.

Kohli’s first international match was against Australia in 2008. Still, it wasn’t until 2010 that he broke into the limelight on an international level when he scored his maiden century at Lord’s during that year’s Ashes series against England; this achievement came just days after scoring an impressive 177 runs against South Africa at Cape Town during their test match rubber which won him yet another gong – this time being named man of the match!

Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly was a right-handed batsman and a right-arm off-break bowler. He was born on 20 May 1975 in Kolkata, West Bengal, and played for India from 1996 to 2003.

Ganguly was first elected to the Indian team in 1996 at the age of 21 when he made his debut against Pakistan at Mohali. In 1999 he became captain of the national side when Anshuman Gaekwad resigned after losing 2–0 to Scotland in the World Cup qualifiers. He led India to their maiden Test series win outside Asia against England in England where they won 3–2 with one match drawn out of seven games played between them over three Tests (two Tests were drawn). 

This achievement helped him become the only second player after Sunil Gavaskar (141 Tests) after whom he had been nicknamed The Wall due to his uncanny ability not only defensively but also offensively as well

MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni is the captain of the Indian cricket team, and he is a wicketkeeper-batsman. He has also been known to play as a right-handed batsman and right-arm medium-pace bowler.

He started as an opening batsman but later moved up to the number 4 position after his mentor Sourav Ganguly took over as captain for some time during the 2000/01 season where he led them to win their first-ever Test match against Zimbabwe at Harare International Cricket Stadium.

Ajit Agarkar

Ajit Agarkar is an Indian cricketer. He is a right-arm fast-medium bowler and right-handed batsman. He has played for the Mumbai Indians, Kings XI Punjab, and Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Ajit played his first Ranji Trophy match in 1996/97 against Bihar at Palam against whom he took 7 wickets with his medium-pace bowling. His best figures came during this season when he took 10 wickets against Delhi as well as Kerala at home which included 6 victims each time!


A cricket legend is someone who has made an impact on the game, and that person can be anyone from Sachin Tendulkar to Sunil Gavaskar. They are known for their skills in all forms of the sport, whether it’s batting or bowling. There are also legends like Anil Kumble who have set records in both these areas. Virat Kohli is another example of how one player can elevate his team’s performance when he comes into play as well as inspire them to do better than they would otherwise be able to achieve without him there

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