Top 10 Best Badminton Players in India in 2021

Best Badminton Players in India:- If you are interested in knowing about the best badminton players in India, then you are at the right place. We have shortlisted the top 10 best badminton players in India. These all players are the famous badminton players in India and have good respect in the country. We have not given any rank to any of the players so now it’s up to you to choose the best one for you. So without taking more time, let’s start. 

Pullela Gopichand

Let’s start our list of best badminton players in India with this all-time great badminton player, Pullela Gopichand. His career is very short, he had been retired from badminton at a very early stage due to some injuries.

After retirement, he had opened a badminton academy and trained some best badminton talents like P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal(both are also on our list).

Pullela Gopichand has also been honored with Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri, Arjuna Award, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, and many more for his outstanding performance in badminton. 

Nandu M Natekar

Nandu M Natekar is an former badminton player who is believed to the god of badminton. He has a long career of 15 years with more than 100 international titles for India. Nandu is also the first badminton player in India who won the Title Abroad in one of his international matches in 1956.

After watching his great performance in national and international badminton matches, the Indian govt. honored him with the Arjuna award for badminton. With all these achievements, he deserves to be on the list of Best badminton players in India.

P.V. Sindhu

P.V. Sindhu is one of the best badminton players of this decade. She is also one of the richest sportsman in India. P.V. Sindhu is India’s youngest Indian to win the Olympic medal at the age of 21. 

She is also a gold medalist in the BWF gold championship where she had beaten the Japanese badminton player. 

Sindhu has been awarded Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, Arjuna Award, and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award for Badminton. These all achievements of Sindhu forces us to place her in our list of best badminton players in India.

Prakash Padukone

Prakash Padukone was believed to be the no.1 badminton player in India. He is the first Indian who had won all the open matches of England.

Prakash Padukone is an ispiration for every Indian badminton player. Indian Govt. also honored him Arjuna award for badminton. With all these achievements, he deserves to be on the list of best badminton players in India.

Saina Nehwal

If you are a badminton lover and you have not heard about Sania Nehwal, it’s not possible. With the best badminton player, she is also among the most famous badminton players in India. 

She is the first Indian shuttler who wins a medal in Olympics. With that, Saina has awarded Arjuna Award, Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, and many other national & international awards.

Parupalli Kashyap

Parupalli Kashyap, another best badminton player in India from Pullela Gopichand academy. He represented India in the London Olympics and became an icon player of the Indian badminton league.

The great badminton player was honored with many awards including the Arjuna award, the sports honor of India.

Srikanth Kidambi

Srikanth Kidambi is one of the best badminton players in India who was awarded the Arjuna award, the 4th highest civilian award. He won the Swiss and Indian open championship in the year 2015.

Ashwini Ponnappa

Aswini Ponnappa, not a very popular name in badminton but the one the best name in the sport. She won gold in commonwealth games with her partnership with Jwala Gutta. She is one of the best badminton players in India with hundreds of titles for national and international matches. 

She and her partner, Jwala Gutta created history after winning a medal in BWF championships. 

Aparna Popat

Aparna Popat, another best badminton player in India trained by Prakash Padukone(4th name in our list). She has a record of winning the highest no. of national badminton matches. Aparna is a silver medalist in the commonwealth games of 1998. Indian govt. also honored her with the Arjuna award for her great contribution to the sport.

Jwala Gutta

Jwala Gutta is the last name on our list of best badminton players in India. She plays in the double category. Jwala Gutta is popularly known after her award-winning partnership with Aswini Ponnappa. 

Their partnership has gifted many international medals to India. And Just like other badminton players, she is also awarded the Arjuna award for badminton.

Conclusion

So here we go with our list of best badminton players in India. If you find it helpful then please share it with your friends. and if we have missed any player then write the name below in the comment section. 

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