A list of 10 most popular and best Indian badminton players of 2017. Highest ranked male and female badminton players of the country.
Badminton in India has grown in great leaps and bounds. So many Indian players are representing the country wonderfully in International level. They have created history and made the nation proud. Recently PV Sindhu won historic Silver in Rio Olympics 2016 and made India proud. Here are top 10 best India badminton players of 2017. These are names you should be aware of as a sports fan.
Top 10 Best Indian Badminton Players 2017
1. Saina Nehwal
Saina Nehwal is one of the world’s finest badminton players. She has won bronze at Olympics and reached a world ranking of 1! Her career includes 21 fantastic titles.
2. P.V. Sindhu
P.V.Sindhu is India’s first woman to earn a medal at the World Championships. She recently won the Silver medal in singles at Rio 2016 Olympics. She became an excellent player in no time. Her highest rank was 6. She has received the 5th highest civilian award of the nation – Padma Shri Award.
3. Parupalli Kashyap
Parupalli Kashyap has made his game known and felt! He was the first Indian player to enter the Olympic Quarter Final in 2012. He has a proud Commonwealth Games Gold Medal too!
4. Srikanth Kidambi
Srikanth Kidambi is another excellent player. He enjoys a world ranking of 5. He became famous with his bronze medal at the Commonwealth Youth Games in 2011. Kidambi’s highest ranking is 3.
5. Chetan Anand
Chetan Anand is a four times National champion. He has won many medals across numerous games. Currently, Anand enjoys a rank of 54. His highest ranking so far is 10. Chetan Anand has won 3 Commonwealth medals.
6. Prannoy Kumar
Prannoy Kumar is an emerging and a promising badminton player and one of the best in India. He became famous by winning the Indonesian Grand Prix. Currently, Prannoy Kumar is ranked 12, and this is his highest ranking ever.
7. Valiyavettil Diju
Valiyavettil Diju is a Double specialist. He is a very strong performer. Diju has won several medals in the Mixed Doubles Category at the Commonwealth Games. Currently, he is ranked as #7!
8. Jwala Gutta
Jwala Gutta is a prolific player in the country’s list of Badminton players. Her career includes 13 National Badminton Championship medals and a World Championship Doubles medal. Her highest rank has been 10. She has received the Arjuna Award too.
9. Ashwini Ponnappa
Ashwini Ponnappa is a Doubles specialist. She has won the World Championship games a Double Medal. Her highest and current rank is 10.
10. Sourabh Varma
Sourabh Varma is one of the best players India has seen. Varma is currently ranked 56 and has achieved highest rank of 31. He has made incredible progress in his badminton career. Varma has won the Indian Grand Prix.
These ten players are leaving a huge mark at International matches and inspiring Indian kids and young players of the country. They are best Indian Badminton players from male and female categories and has achieved high world rankings.