They are national heroes. Also now we have heroens!
We pray for them, together as a nation for that one wicket or that one big sixer! Yes, we pray together when it comes to cricket. We pray for that win. We worship the ones who get us that win. Literally as Gods!
India has seen league of great cricketers been celebrated, especially since the historic win of the prudential cup of 1983. Kapil Dev and his team gave the nation a big reason to be proud as Indians. Something, we desperately needed as a country, especially during the 80s.
Since 90s, we have seen the biggest names of the cricketing world coming from India. Not just cricketers like Sachin, Ganguly, Dravid, VVS Laxman or Sehwag but contributed to the off field action as well especially with names like Ravi Shastri and Harsha Bhogle pepping up the screens with top class cricket commentaries.
SInce 2010, India’s women’s cricket has also been picking up strong and has given names like Mithali Raj, Jhulan, Harmeet Kaur and Harleen Deol. Watch out the historic catch taken by Harleen which was breaking internet for almost a fortnight!
Cricketers have gold mine of stories which are already etched in the minds of your employees. The stories are of most historic cricket matches that has shaped the crazy fan following of the sports and associated names of the nation. They have stories of challenges managed within limited timelines, partnerships that changed the face of the game, crazy catches that changed the shape of the games, but most importantly their personal experiences and interactions with the biggest names that creates that moment of AHA in the room!
Cricketers are genuine, they have passed litmus tests witnessed by a billion eye balls and hence have credibility that can move your employees like never before.
1. Mithali Raj
Short Brief About Mithali Raj
Mithali Raj, a fierce batswoman and the captain of the Indian Women’s cricket team in Tests and ODI is claimed to be one of the greatest cricketing batswomen to have ever played the game.
Achievements of Mithali Raj
She is the first player to score 7 consecutive 50s in ODIs and the first captain (men or women) to lead India to an ICC ODI World Cup final twice – 2005 and 2017. She made her ODI debut in 1999 and scored an unbeaten 114 runs. In 2002, at the age of 19, in her third Test, she broke the record of the world’s highest individual Test score of 209, scoring a new high of 214. At the 2013 Women’s World Cup, she starred as the No.1 Cricketer in the ODI chart among women and currently tops the batting table with 703 ratings. She is a recipient of the prestigious Arjuna award.
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Great dedication and a no-quitter attitude makes a winner. Passion and dedication can make any match win. Inspiration to thousands of women.
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Short Brief About Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly, fondly called Dada, earned the nickname God of the Off Side for his elegant stroke play square of the wicket and through the covers. He established himself as one of the world’s leading batsmen, particularly in the one-day format.
Achievements of Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly holds the record for registering the highest individual score by any batsman in an ICC Champions Trophy final and was also the first player to score 3 centuries in the history of the ICC Champions Trophy. Regarded as one of India’s most successful captains in modern times and one of the greatest ODI batsmen of all time, he is the 8th highest run-scorer in One Day Internationals and was the 3rd batsman in history to cross the 10,000 run landmark. In the 1999 Cricket World Cup, he was involved in a partnership of 318 runs with Rahul Dravid, which remains the highest overall partnership score in the World Cup tournament history.
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Honesty and Integrity is the strength of a true leader. Bravery comes with yourself and with the team. All Champions once had a big dream
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3. Rahul Dravid
Short Brief About Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid, a former captain of the Indian cricketer team, is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. He is the fourth-highest run scorer in Test cricket and is only the third cricketer, to score 10,000 runs, both in Tests and in ODI’s.
Achievements of Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid has been honoured with the Padma Shri & the Padma Bhushan awards for his commendable contributions. His brilliant career on the field led him to be the captain of the Rajasthan Royals in IPL (2012), he was also appointed as the chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC)’s cricket committee, in the same year. He is currently the coach of India A, including the Under-19 teams & will be the same for two more years to come. His popularity & success leads him to be a unique aspirational figure for one & all.
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His Simplicity create a comfort for the audience. Consistent performance is the key for daunting goals. Always with the team and for the team attitude makes your employees unstoppable.
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4. Yuvraj Singh
Short Brief About Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh, an all-rounder cricketer, a style icon & a true fighter, is known for bringing many victories & laurels for the country. His journey- on & off the field- is inspiring & a story of relentless perseverance.
Achievements of Yuvraj Singh
In 2012, Yuvraj was conferred with the Arjuna Award, India’s second highest sporting award by the Government of India & in 2014 he was awarded the Padma Shri Award, India’s fourth highest civilian honour. In 2014 he was also honored with the FICCI Most Inspiring Sportsperson of the Year Award. In 2011, Yuvraj was diagnosed with Cancer. After a grueling year of treatment, he fought back and made his international comeback in a Twenty20 match against New Zealand shortly before the 2012 World Twenty20. He marked his comeback with a great start and ended up being the highest wicket taker for India in the tournament. His ‘fighter attitude’ and the zeal to conquer every hurdle in his way, makes him not just an iconic sportsman but also a great inspiration.
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Never say die attitude for achieving difficult targets. Hard work and discipline to enable a come back despite of extreme difficulties. Aggression with level headed mindset to win bigger games.
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5. Ravi Shastri
Short Brief About Ravi Shastri
A cricketer, head coach, cricket commentator and the Champion of Champions in the 1985 World Championship of Cricket in Australia, was an all-rounder best known for his trademark ‘chapati shot’ – a defensive batting style of his own!
Achievements of Ravi Shastri
Post-retirement, he made his debut as a TV commentator with the World Masters Tournament in Mumbai in March 1995. After a long run as a commentator on many channels including ESPN Star Sports, he became the official commentator for BCCI. In 2017 he was appointed as the Head Coach of the Indian cricket team, by the Cricket Advisory Committee. Although he retired young, as a result of a knee injury, his passion for cricket kept him going! He has been associated with Indian cricket for decades & continues to be reckoned as a ‘cricket master’.
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A true champion is ready to learn. Take accountability of your actions if its good or bad. A leader not only inspire his team but also stand with them in the dark times.
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Short Brief About Sunil Gavaskar
The greatest opening batsman in cricket history and a popular cricket commentator, set world records during his career for the most Test runs and most Test centuries scored by any batsman. He also held the record of 34 Test centuries for almost two decades!
Achievements of Sunil Gavaskar
He was the first person to score centuries in both innings of a Test match three times and the first Test batsman to score 10,000 Test Runs in a career. He is a recipient of the Indian civilian honors of the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan. In 2012, he was awarded the Col CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award for cricket in India. In 2014, the Supreme Court of India appointed him as the BCCI President.
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Inspiration from a legend is always a boost for your employees. Champion believes in their capabilities and work towards the victory. Success environment is necessary to win big games.
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Short Brief About V.V.S. Laxman
A former Indian batsman, is the great-grand-nephew of India’s second President Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. He is known for his philanthropic works and as an expert cricket commentator.
Achievements of V.V.S. Laxman
In 2001, Laxman was awarded the Arjuna Award, India’s second-highest sporting award and the Padma Shri , India’s fourth highest civilian award in 2011. Laxman holds the world record for the highest partnership (376 Runs) in 3rd innings of a Test match for any wicket during a winning cause. He is also one of the six Indian Test cricketers to score 100 runs in a single session of a Test match. In 2001, Laxman and Rahul Dravid stitched together a partnership Vs Australia, at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens, that inspired India to one of their most memorable and famous Test victories of all time.
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Team will always be with you if you promise to be with them. Be someone people can depend on no matter what is wrong. Excellence comes with a lot of practice.
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8. Rohit Sharma
Short Brief About Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma, a right-handed batsman, made his mark in international cricket in 2007, when he led India to victory by scoring an unbeaten 50, off 40 deliveries, against South Africa in the 2007 ICC World Twenty20. Today, he holds many records & has consistently made India proud.
Achievements of Rohit Sharma
He is the highest individual scorer in an ODI match & the second Indian to score a century in all three formats. He is also the only player in the world to score two double hundreds in ODIs. As per Forbes India 2015 Top 100 celebrities in India, he is listed 8th in terms of fame & 12th overall. In 2015, he received the Arjuna Award by the Government of India, recognizing his outstanding achievements in sports.
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Achieve what no one has ever achieved. Adapt as per the situation and change your game plan accordingly. Silent personality but makes noise with his performance.
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Short Brief About Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya, who is gradually turning into a role model for youngsters in India, is India’s star all-rounder who initially shot to fame after his match-winning performances for Mumbai Indians team in IPL 2015.
Achievements of Hardik Pandya
In less than a year after his IPL debut, he was chosen to play in the Indian squad during 2016 Asia Cup and 2016 ICC World Twenty20. Hailed as the future of Indian cricket, he got his first ‘Man of the Series’ award after helping India beat Australia in the 2016 ODI series.
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Transforming from nothing to something. Never give up attitude for achieving the impossible. True warrior on field sets a example of winning attitude for your employees.
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10. Prithvi Shaw
Short Brief About Prithvi Shaw
Prithvi Shaw is a right-hand opening batsman, whose abilities as a cricketing prodigy have led to repeated comparisons with Sachin Tendulkar.
Achievements of Prithvi Shaw
In 2013, he had set the highest score by any batsman, in India, since 1901 when he hit 546 in a Harris Shield elite division match until the record was surpassed by Pranav Dhanawade in 2016. In January 2018, at the age of 18, he became the youngest opening batsman in the history of IPL. Captain of the ‘2018 U19 World Cup’, Prithvi was the inspiration behind the award-winning documentary film Beyond All Boundaries in 2013.
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Potential is the capacity to grow and learn. All our dreams can come true if you dare to dream. Your competition is with you and that is how you win over everyone.
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11. Gautam Gambhir
Short Brief About Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir, a left-handed opening batsman, became the first Indian player to score 300+ runs in 4 consecutive Test series.
Achievements of Gautam Gambhir
He captained the Indian team in 6 ODIs with India winning all 6 matches. He played an integral part in India’s wins in the finals of both the 2007 World Twenty20 & the 2011 Cricket World Cup. He received the Arjuna Award, India’s second highest sporting award, in 2008. In 2009, he received the ‘ICC Test Player of the Year’ award. He is highly noted for his leadership skills & team building capabilities.
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Be faster than your opponent to be the best. Right decision making capabilities makes a great leader. A good team player is focused on goals and results.
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12. Harbajan Singh
Short Brief About Harbajan Singh
A player of passion, with talent to match, Harbhajan Singh is one of the most successful off-spin bowlers in the country. He made his Test & One Day International debut in 1998, but was marred in controversies for his indiscipline.
Achievements of Harbajan Singh
He did have his moments, not only at home where he was a strike force, but also played a good role in some of India’s famous overseas Test wins, especially the one against South Africa in 2008, where he also won the ‘Man of the Series Award’. He also holds the second-highest number of Test wickets by an off spinner, behind Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan. He is currently the part of IPL 2018 winning team – Chennai Super Kings. And also hosts a show called Quick Heal Bhajji Blast with CSK on QuPlayTV, an online platform.
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Focusing your anger towards the right direction can get you a sweet victory. Never lose faith in yourself and your team. Be the one to follow the leader and trust on his decisions.
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13. Shikhar Dhawan
Short Brief About Shikhar Dhawan
An opening batsman, Shikhar Dhawan shot to fame after an unprecedented run in the 2004 U-19 World Cup, where he scored 505 runs including three hundreds which won him Player of the Tournament Award.
Achievements of Shikhar Dhawan
His Test debut came against the same opposition in March 2013 at Mohali where he scored the fastest century by any batsman on Test debut and ended his innings with 187 runs from 174 balls. He was also the top-scorer in 2013 and 2017 Champions Trophy tournaments, and holds the record for the fastest Indian to reach 1000 runs in ICC ODI tournaments. After a string of below average performances he silenced his critics once again with his match-winning performances at the 2015 World Cup where he was the leading run-scorer for India. And, in the following year, became the fastest Indian to reach 3,000 ODI runs.
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He is a true winner who played against all situations of life. Struggle is the first step towards success. Inspiration comes with the taste of defeat.
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14. Virender Sehwag
Short Brief About Virender Sehwag
A former captain of the Indian cricket team, holds the reputation of being one of the most aggressive batsman. His monstrous hitting style has brought India laurels on many occasions.
Achievements of Virender Sehwag
He became the only Indian to be honored with the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the world for his performance in 2008, subsequently becoming the first player of any nationality to retain the award in 2009. He holds multiple records including the highest score made by an Indian in Test cricket, which was also the fastest triple century in the history of international cricket. He also holds the distinction of being one of four batsmen in the world to have ever surpassed 300 twice in Test cricket, and the only one to score two triple centuries & take a five-wicket innings haul. He is one of only two players in the world to score a double hundred in ODI and a triple hundred in Test Cricket.
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Innovation is the key element of performer. Winners always have a self confidence. Developing new skills always gives a extra mile.
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15. Anil Kumble
Short Brief About Anil Kumble
Former captain & coach of the Indian cricket team, is acclaimed for being one of India’s greatest ever match winners. He has taken 619 Test wickets, just third to the duo of Warne & Murali, and in the process gained enormous goodwill among fans & his fellow teammates.
Achievements of Anil Kumble
Being awarded the Padma Shri (2005) for his contribution to the game; makes him one of the most renowned namesfor generations to come. In 2012, he was appointed the chairman of International Cricket Council (ICC)’s cricket committee. Eventually holding the position of a chief mentor for the teams Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians in the ‘Indian Premier League’. All this leading him to become the 4th Indian cricketer to be inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame. Kumble’s successful yet tumultuous reign as team India coach, his attitude and values have defined him as the ideal inspiration for all achievers.
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Embrace goodwill to be the true champion in you. Commitment and passion makes you a true legend. Ideal Inspiration for achievers in your organisation.
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