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Saturday, July 05, 2014

10 Sports Persons You Should Know Before You Troll Sharapova!

Ever since Maria Sharapova admitted not knowing Sachin Tendulkar, a lot of fuss has been made about it in the social media by the so called "Sachin lovers". 

What I fail to understand is why should a tennis player from a non cricket playing nation like Russia know about Sachin? And why is it such a big deal if she doesn't know about Sachin!

If you have been trolling Sharapova over the last few days, you are only embarrassing yourself and your country.

Here's a challenge for you. How well do you know your nation's greatest sports persons? Not well enough, right?

So, here's a list of 10 Indian Sports Persons that you should know before you question Maria Sharapova :


10. Geet Sethi

Six-time winner of the professional-level and a three-time winner of the amateur World Championships, and holder of two world records, in English billiards.


9. A. Maria Irudayam

Two-time World Carrom Champion and nine-time national champion of India



8. Prakash Padukone

Former Indian badminton player from Karnataka. First Indian to win the All England Championship.

7. Balbir Singh Sr

Member of three Olympic gold medal winning teams, in London (1948), Helsinki (1952) (Vice Captain) and Melbourne (1956) (Captain). His Olympic record for most goals scored by an individual in an Olympic men's hockey final remains unbeaten.


6. Abhinav Bindra

An Indian shooter and a World and Olympic champion in the 10 m Air Rifle event. By winning the gold in the 10 m Air Rifle event at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, he became the first Indian to win an individual gold medal at the Olympic Games.


5. Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav

Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav or KD Jadhav, widely known as 'Pocket Dynamo', was independent India's first individual Olympic medalist when he won the freestyle wrestling bronze medal at the 1952 Helsinki Games.


4. Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom

Five-time World Boxing champion, and the only woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the six world championships. She is the only Indian woman boxer to have qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics, competing in the flyweight (51 kg) category and winning the bronze medal.

3. Vishwanathan Anand

The greatest Indian chess Grandmaster and one of the world's greatest chess players. Anand has won the World Chess Championship five times (2000, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012), and was the undisputed World Champion from 2007 to 2013.


2. Dhyan Chand

Considered as the greatest field hockey player of All Time. Chand is most remembered for his extraordinary goal-scoring feats, in addition to earning three Olympic gold medals (1928, 1932, and 1936) in field hockey, during an era where India was the most dominant team in Hockey. Known as “The Wizard” for his superb ball control, Chand played his final international match in 1948, having scored more than 400 goals during his international career.

1. Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar


Yes, you may know him as the greatest Indian cricketer. But what you should also know is that he is one of the most humble sportsperson ever. Let's face it. If you were a true Sachin fan, you would never have done what has been done to Sharapova over the last few days.
One can always write about Sachin's achievements, milestones and records, but let's admire and appreciate the person who hasn't changed one bit with all the adulation and fame. So, if you are a true Sachin fan, please do not resort to any activity that would be detrimental to Sachin's image!


1 comments:

chetna gupta on September 7, 2016 at 4:46 PM said...

Thanks for sharing this. Most of the people don't know about these personalities I believe. You people can also take help form the latest sport news to know about the ongoing things but for knowing these persons this blog is best.

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