Nowadays, the growth of Badminton has been exceptional. There are wide ranges of players coming out to play for the country and made the nation proud in the international level by winning several tournaments at the global stage. Today, India made history in Badminton by winning World Championship, Olympic Medal here is the list of Top 10 Best Badminton Players in India who are in the mainstream for their incredible skills.
1. Saina Nehwal | Top 10 Best Badminton Players in India
Presently, Saina is No.2 badminton players as well as she is the best and biggest sporting icons of India. She was the first Indian, won a bronze medal in the Olympics for Badminton.
She won two World Championship medals in kitty and ranking at number one player in the world as well as won medals in the tournaments like Asian Games, Uber Cup, and Commonwealth Games.
She also honored the most prestigious awards such as Arjuna Award, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and Padma Shri award too. Also become No.1 first non-Chinese player in 5 years
2. PV Sindhu | Top 10 Best Badminton Players in India
One of the golden girls of Indian Badminton, PV Sindhu is a sensational one in the last few years.
She made her history to become first Indian women to win a single medal at World Championships and also one of the best among the players.
Sindhu honored with the 5th highest civilian award of Padma Shri Award of the country.
Now, she is ranking at No.13.
She won a silver medal in Olympics and four World Championship medals in her bag. She is one of the most successful players in the last 3 to 4 years.
3. Prakash Padukone | Top 10 Best Badminton Players in India
The first Indian player Prakash Padukone wins the All England Championships, as well as a first Indian badminton player, was ranked at number 1 in the world. he is a legend and inspiration to all badminton players and fans of his generation.
He was represented as the most ideal badminton player in India has ever produced. Often, he was known as the ‘Gentle Tiger’. About nine years, he won the national senior title consecutively.
4. Pullela Gopichand | Top 10 Best Badminton Players in India
The former legendary player of Badminton after Prakash, Gopichand is well known to the current generation of badminton fans for his amazing coaching abilities. The modern-day legends like Saina, Sindhu, and Srikanth are coached by him.
Being a player, he was the highest quality player and made his biggest achievement that was won the prestigious All England Championship by defeating top players like Chen Hong and Peter Gade. He was ranked in the best career of 5th position.
Gopichand has been conferred with most designated awards like Arjuna award, Padma Shri Award, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Dronachary Award, and Padma Bhushan Award too.
He also had a coaching stint with the Indian national badminton team between 1993 and 1996.
5. Srikanth Kidambi | Top 10 Best Badminton Players in India
Srikanth is one of the best Indian Men’s singles players of the current generation. After his huge performance in 2017-18 tournaments, he was ranked at No.1 men’s singles player in the world. His style of playing makes him almost unstoppable, while he is in rhythm.
Definitely, he will achieve more medals in premier tournaments like World Championships, Olympics, and All-England Championships. He honored with the prestigious Arjuna Award for Badminton. His highest ranking of career is 3 till date.
6. Chetan Anand Buradagunta | Top 10 Best Badminton Players in India
The world no.11 best-ranking player, Chetan Anand won a four-time National Badminton Champion in 2004, 2007, 2008, and 2010. As well as won many medals and made his country proud.
He has won 3 commonwealth medals in his career. He made his treme4ndous success in Badminton and won the most eminent Indian Arjuna Award. Anand won Irish and Scottish open badminton tournaments and also won first Grand Prix title.
7. Syed Modi | Top 10 Best Badminton Players in India
Syed Modi is an Indian Badminton player who won the Eight-Time National Champion and Arjuna Awards as well as the gold medal in men’s singles event in Commonwealth games.
Syed was the second Indian player in men’s singles to win the gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.
Also, he has been conferred with the prestigious medal in 1978. No one can equalize this remarkable foot for the next 32 years. Again he won gold in Glasgow Commonwealth Games. During 1983 and 1984, he won the Australian International. Syed is one of the legend and brilliant players. But India lost that legend that day.
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8. Parupalli Kashyap | Top 10 Best Badminton Players in India
Parupalli Kashyap is the first Indian player to enter into Olympic quarterfinals and ranking at 8th position and his highest ranking of 6 in his career. He made his country proud by winning the gold medal in men’s singles tournament of Commonwealth games.
As well as, he was honored with prestigious Arjuna award for the achievements of Badminton in the court. After Syed Modi and Prakash Padukone, he becomes the third Indian to win an individual gold medal at Glasgow Commonwealth games by defeating Derek Wong and won the historic gold.
9. Sourabh Varma | Top 10 Best Badminton Players in India
One of the best players for Badminton, Sourabh Varma won his Indian Grand Prix titles and now ranking at No.36 but his highest ranking of 31 in his career. The former national champion, Varma won his first title in the final Russia Open in Vladivostok.
Varma won more than 60 awards which include the Effie Gold, Appies gold, the Grant Prix for direct marketing and more. As well as, in 2010, he has been awarded the ‘Strategic Planner of the year’ at the ‘Hall of Fame’
10. Ashwini Ponnappa | Top 10 Best Badminton Players in India
The Unsupportable Female Badminton Player, Ashwini has become an inspiration for all the girls of the badminton fans. She won the Junior Girl’s Doubles National Titles in 2006.
Currently, she is ranking at 26th position in the world and her best ranking of 12 for her best career. She showing promises in women doubles at the top level.
Those are top badminton players who are still progressing at a rapid speed to achieve more titles and make the nation proud of them. Moreover, India enjoys a history of producing extraordinary shuttlers.
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