Top 10 Popular Cricketers in India

No matter how advanced cricket gets with all the new technology introduced, the core of the game remains the same and the same goes for the skills and talent of the players, even in 2024. Among these players, there are certainly some who have become stars in India. And today, we are here to talk about the top 10 most renowned and famous cricketers in India as of 2024. But keep in mind, we haven’t included players who aren’t playing cricket anymore. Like, we all know Sachin Tendulkar is the GOD of cricket, but this list is about players in 2024. Alright, here we go now.

1. Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli

When the discussion is about the top, best, and most popular cricketers of India, you can’t miss Virat, he’s at the top, always. He remains the giant of Indian cricket in 2024, having been promoted from a young captain to his country’s Under-19 team to lift World Cup glory. He continues his performance with aggressive batting and first-rate fitness. Even after his captaincy, he is a key player who chases and brings home big scores with extreme consistency. Off the pitch, Kohli remains head and shoulders above the rest, with millions of social media followers, interactions, endorsements, and business ventures that display some of the highest marketability attributes of any sportsman around the world.

2. Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma

Hitman Rohit Sharma is the current captain of India in all formats. He has scored so many big scores throughout his career, and he holds the record for the highest individual score in ODIs: 264 runs. Thus, the capability he has to score centuries, especially double centuries, is at ease. As a captain, Rohit has led Mumbai Indians to winning five IPL titles, just to show his strategic brilliance. Leading from the front, his specialty is performance under pressure and developing young talents.

3. MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni 1


MS Dhoni: that larger-than-life cricketer still shining bright in 2024, long after retiring from international cricket. Reputed as the “Captain Cool,” Dhoni was every inch the quiet, calm leader that he was known to be. He brought India immense successes with his quiet, strategic mind like the 2007 T20 World Cup and the ODI World Cup of 2011. Sure, he is playing in the IPL, but all cricket lovers miss him when the going gets tough in international matches. His incredibly speedy wicketkeeping, helicopter shot, and calmness on the field will forever be missed by every cricket lover out there.

4. Rishabh Pant

Rishabh Pant

With a reputation for both aggressive batting and an “I will never give up” attitude, Pant has come through for India on a number of important occasions, especially in the longest version of the game. His heroic knocks down under in Australia, which helped lay the foundation for an Indian victory in the series, have definitely put him in a star category. As you might know, recently he had been in an accident and miraculously survived. But the most shocking aspect of that is even after that accident, he managed to recover fast and is now playing again with that same attitude.

5. Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah is rated as one of the best fast bowlers in the world, his unique action and ability to bowl yorkers make him a key player for the Indian team. Jasprit is one of the few bowlers in world cricket who has risen through the ranks because of his consistency in the game and the art of performing under pressure, especially in the closing stages of a match. He is good with variations, and his death-bowling skill makes him very useful in white-ball cricket.

6. Ravindra Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja

Jadeja, with bat, ball, or on the field, can be an important contributor to a win for India on the international stage. In top-level fielding, with agility and brilliant reflexes, he sometimes changes the course of the match. His consistently sharp spin bowling in Test cricket has troubled most of the batsmen important for the game. Not just that, time and again, Jadeja has played the role of a finisher, and that too really well, ensuring the win for India in several matches. So no wonder why he is one of the most loved cricketers in India.

7. Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya, or as Indian cricket lovers like to call him “Kung Fu Pandya,” is for sure deserves a spot on this list. When he started playing for India, he was one of the fearless batters as well as bowlers for the Indian team. He still is like that, proving that he has the talent, skills as well as the power to win matches for India. His IPL performances, especially for the Mumbai Indians, have been stupendous. Off the field though, Hardik Pandya is a popular personality with a big presence on social media.

8. Shubman Gill

Shubman Gill

Shubman Gill can shape up to be one of the most talented youngsters that India could have asked for in cricket. He has the most elegant technique with a very composed and calm nature once at the crease. He has been compared to the greats of this game. Gill first shot to fame by playing some fabulous knocks in the Under-19 World Cup, and ever since then, the transition into the senior team has been absolutely seamless. What can we say about his performance in the longer format, especially in the Test format? Absolute Best!

9. KL Rahul

KL Rahul

Be it opening the innings or playing in the middle order, Rahul goes about his job with relative ease and sound technique, coupled with high strength of temperament. In the IPL, he has been one of the best players, continuing to pile on runs one season after another and topping the runs charts most seasons. He is one player we need in the Indian team, who can easily win us matches.

10. Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar Yadav

And yes, the 360-degree player of Indian cricket, Suryakumar Yadav, or SKY for short, is one of the key players for Indian cricket. He is known for his aggressive batting style, especially in T20 cricket. His explosive batting for the Mumbai Indians has been key to his rise too. His fearless attitude and going after bowlers from ball one have popularized him even more. Keeping a very low profile, SKY continues to win many hearts with his approach towards the game, which is deeply entwined with hard work.


That’s pretty much it. As of 2024, these are by far the most popular Indian cricketers. Sure, there are new emerging talents in this game, but they have a long way to go, so that’s why we haven’t included them in this post just yet.

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