The surge of Badminton in India has been phenomenal. There are wide ranges of players coming out to play for the country and representing the nations in the international level. As of now, India has created history in Badminton by winning World Championship, Olympic Medal and others. However, you must know the badminton players in India.
Here are the Top 10 best badminton players in India:
10. Sourabh Varma
He is also considered as one of the best players for Badminton in India. He has won the Indian Grand Prix and has made immense progress in his career. He is currently ranked as 56 but achieved highest ranking of 31 in his career.
9. Chetan Anand
He is one of the best Badminton Players for India. The Four Times National badminton Champion, Chetan Anand has won many medals and made the country proud. His current ranking is 54 and his highest ranking is 10 till now. He has won three commonwealth games medals in his career.
8. Prannoy Kumar
He is one of the most promising and emerging Badminton player in India. He made headlines by winning the Indonesian Grand Prix. He is currently ranked as 12 that is his highest ranking.
7. Parupalli Kashyap
He is another Badminton player who has made his presence felt. He became the First Indian man to enter Olympic Quarter Final in 2012 London Olympics. He has won Gold Medal at Commonwealth Games. His current ranking is 8 and has achieved the highest ranking of 6 in his career.
6. P.V. Sindhu
Pusarla Venkata Sindhu created history to become first ever Indian woman to win single medal at World Championships in 2013. She is considered as one of the best among the players. She has been conferred with the fifth highest civilian award of the country Padma Shri Award. She is currently ranked as 13 and has the highest ranking of 6.
5. Valiyaveetil Diju
He is considered as the Double Specialist and is known for his strong performance. He has won medals in Commonwealth Games for Mixed Doubles category. He is currently ranked as 7 that is also highest rank in the career.
4. Srikanth Kidambi
He is one of the best in the country among the men. He has the World Ranking of 5 and it is best among the men in India. He has been awarded with prestigious Arjuna Award for Badminton. He came to light after winning the bronze medal in Commonwealth Youth Games 2011. His highest ranking is 3 till date.
3. Jwala Gutta
She is one of the most prolific Badminton players in the country. She was won National Badminton Championship whopping 13 times in her career. She is however considered as the double specialists in the game and has won World Championship doubles medal for India. She is the recipient of the Arjuna Award. She is currently ranked as 12 in Doubles and her highest rank is 10.
2. Ashwini Ponnappa
She is also considered as the Doubles specialists. She has achieved the highest ranking of 10 in her career. As per as her career achievements are considered, she has won Double Medal at World Championship. She is also the proud receipent of Arjuna Award. She is currently ranked as 10 and that is her highest rank.
1. Saina Nehwal
The current No 2 badminton player, Saina is one of the best in the world. She is the first Indian to win medal at Olympics for Badminton. She has achieved highest ranking of 1 in the world. She won the World Championship for Singles for her country. She has won whopping 21 career titles till now.
These are the best Badminton Players in the country who are still progressing at a rapid speed to win more titles and make the country proud of them.