We all love Cricket. For Indians, cricket is like religion, something that we are all passionate about! Infact it wouldn’t be wrong to call ourselves cricket fanatics too. This game is not just about a bat and ball, it is much more and these cricketers form a large part of our lives too even though just virtually. With so many amazing and talented cricketers having graced the sport in our country, here is a list of top 10 most charming men among them that walked the cricket pitch!
10. Mohinder Amarnath:
Commonly known as Jimmy, Mohinder Amarnath played in the Indian Cricket Team from 1969 to 1989. He was the Man of the Series when India won its first World Cup Cricket tournament in England in the year 1983 and was also the finest Indian batsmen against pace of that time. He was called by Vivian Richards as one of the nicest men to have ever played the game! One of the most loveable characters of Indian Cricket, for his personality, courage and determination this list should definitely begin with a stalwart like him.
9. Sandeep Patil:
He is a former Indian Cricketer who played for India as a hard-hitting middle order batsman. He was a favorite among the ladies for his dapper attitude and his style. His dynamic personality sure makes him one of the most delightful players of yesteryears. He was a true gentleman indeed of the gentleman’s game.
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8. Zaheer Khan:
Playing in the Indian Cricket Team since 2000, Zaheer Khan is a fast bowler. With a courteous and attractive personality, he enjoys a huge fan following across different age groups. One of the most loved bowlers for the team, Zaheer Khan too deserves a mention in this list. It is sad though that in recent times he has lost the edge in his performance; however he remains a favorite among the masses when it comes to being a well-bred man in cricket.
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7. Yuvraj Singh:
The man who braved Cancer, Yuvraj Singh, has always been in the limelight. Another from the pack of young aggressive Indian Cricketers, he is known for his huge sixes and amazing fighting spirit. He is dynamic and fun to watch, both on and off the field. He is the icon to the youth of the nation and a source of inspiration for many; a fascinating player of the Indian Cricket Team indeed.
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6. Virat Kohli:
A new age Indian cricketer with raw energy and talent perhaps best describes Virat Kohli. He is among the forerunners of this young yet refined pack of the current generation of Indian cricketers. He is active and fearless which is liked by one and all. All of 23 years of age, this enthralling player surely has many more years of cricket in him for this is just the beginning. Undoubtedly he is here to entertain us for a long time to come.
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5. Ajay Jadeja:
Playing for India between 1992 and 2000, Jadeja was loved by all but perhaps a tad more by the female fans. He was charismatic and attractive. Anything and everything he did on the field was applauded. The nation was in love with this young cricketer when suddenly a controversy took him away from the game. His smash hitting and quick finishing of the overs in late 1990s was probably as prolific as his magnetic persona.
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4. Sanjay Manjrekar:
He played for India between 1987 until 1996 and is now one of the most popular commentators in the game. Again one of the players with a very likable attitude and behavior he is highly respected in the cricketing world while his opinions taken notice of. It is also his amiable persona that makes his remarks as a Cricket Pundit further more interesting.
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3. Rahul Dravid:
He was the Mr. Dependable of the Indian Cricket Team. He was the man whose action spoke more than his words. It was always through his bat that he did the talking. The Jammy of the Indian Cricket Team, he was not only a favorite among the ladies for his shy and reserved bearing but also among the men for his elegant cricketing talent. He was truly a class apart player.
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2. MS Dhoni:
Ofcourse there is that section that dislikes him but then there is also that fragment which is made up of his ardent supporters. Though off-late he has been going through a rough patch, the Dhoni Magic can neither be denied nor ignored. The Captain Cool of Indian cricket has definitely charmed his way into the hearts of his fans. His demeanor surely makes him a sure-fire entry into this list.
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1. Sachin Tendulkar:
He is the Demi God of Cricket. If there is a cricketer who is loved and respected not only in his country but the world over, then it has to be Sachin Tendulkar. Beyond doubt, he is the most charming player ever to have played this game. This is not just true in the context of the Indian Cricket team but actually any team in the world. The greatest living batsman, he is not only a gentleman on the field but off the field as well and thus tops this list.
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