As we all grow up, our boundaries expand and get widened. There will be a lot of inspiration around us that finds it hard to get stuck up with a single role model. It keeps on changing.
Many inspiration & idols may come and go, but few stays in our heart. Here is the Gameplan Today’s list of 9 famous cricket players of India revealing their role models.
- Kapil Dev
- Sourav Ganguly
- Sachin Tendulkar
- Virender Sehwag
- Yuvraj Singh
- MS Dhoni
- Virat Kohli
- Hardik Pandya
- KL Rahul
1. Kapil Dev
Former Indian Cricket Team Captain Kapil Dev mentioned that “During my childhood days, my role model was legendary batsman G R Vishwanath”.
He had won the World Cup for India in 1983 ruling people’s hearts. He retired in 1994 recording his name for the greatest number of dismissals.
2. Sourav Ganguly
Former Indian National Cricket Team Captain Ganguly alias Dada made a statement that Australian cricketer Steve Waugh was probably one of his role models.
He also said that it was Steve who lifted the Australian cricket back in those days. He added that Waugh was a legendary cricketer.
3. Sachin Tendulkar
Legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar revealed his 2 absolute favorite players. It was
- Former Indian Captain Sunil Gavaskar
- West Indies, Viv Richards.
4. Virender Sehwag
Former Indian Cricketer Virender Sehwag mentioned that he had his inspiration from Ramayan. Ramayan’s Angad was his real inspiration behind his batting skills and techniques.
5. Yuvraj Singh
The Man of the match in 2011 ICC World Cup Cricket & top performer in 2007 T20 was Yuvraj Singh. He was diagnosed with a cancer tumor in his left lung, 2012.
It was Lance Armstrong who was his inspiration. Armstrong was diagnosed with a similar tumor in 1996. Despite that, he was treated and began his career path again. Having the same journey inspired Yuvraj Singh a lot.
6. MS Dhoni
Indian Cricketer & greatest wicket-keeper MS Dhoni is also known as Mahi captained the Indian National Cricket Team from 2007 to 2016. He hugely attracted people through his helicopter shots and he is considered the best finisher.
Dhoni at the Country Club, New Jersey revealed in an interaction that Sachin Tendulkar was the cricketer he always looked upon. He also said that Tendulkar had that aura.
7. Virat Kohli
The current Indian Cricket Team Captain Virat Kohli holds numerous records in his kitty. It was the God of Cricket, Sachin Tendulkar who was his inspiration.
Virat’s father Prem Kohli motivated him to become one great cricket. The reason for Virat venturing into cricket was Sachin who was his idol.
8. Hardik Pandya
A ferocious batsman, bowler & outstanding fielder is India’s, Hardik Pandya. He mentioned that his inspiration was Kieron Pollard. He is expected to carry forward the game’s control as well.
9. KL Rahul
KL Rahul is an Indian cricketer who debuts in all 3 formats under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. He revealed a statement that “It was always been Dhoni” for him.
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