World’s Top Searched Sportsperson of the Year 2013

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1 # Sachin Tendulkar

  • Full Name : Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar :
  • First player to score 10,000 runs in One Day Internationals
  • First batsman in Test cricket to achieve 12,000, 13,000, and 14,000 runs
  • First Test cricket player to have scored fifty centuries
  • First male cricket player to score a double century in One Day International cricket
  • Contributed to the Indian team to win the 2011 Cricket World Cup after five unsuccessful appearances
  • Maintains the world record for playing in the most Test and One Day International matches
  • Cricketer considered one of the best batsmen in the history of the game
  • Top run-scorer and century maker in both Test and One Day International cricket

2 # Milkha Singh

  • Key Facts About The Flying Sikh :
  • Professional Track and field athlete
  • Milkha was 11 during the partition (1947) when his father was killed in the communal riots in Lyallpur (now Faisalabad). His father’s last words to him were, “bhaag Milkha” (run for your life Milkha)
  • He married to former captain of Indian Women Volleyball team, Nirmal Kaur
  • Awards :
    Gold Medal – 1958 Commonwealth Games – 400 m
    Gold Medal – 1958 Asian Games – 200 m and 400 m
    Gold Medal – 1962 Asian Games
    Padma Shri – 1958
  • As of 2013, he is the only Indian male athlete to win an individual athletics Gold in Commonwealth Games.

3 # Lionel Messi

  • Full Name : Lionel Andres Messi
  • Soccer Olympic Medal : 2008 Men’s Soccer Gold Medalist
  • Star forward for the Barcelona Football Club and Argentine national football team whose playing techniques and skill resemble those of Diego Maradona
  • Won the FIFA World Player of the Year in 2009 and the FIFA Ballon d’Or in 2010
  • Youngest player to score a goal for the Barcelona Football Club and youngest Argentine to play for the national team
  • Won Gold Olympic Medal in Men’s Soccer in 2008

 

4 # Roger Federer

  • Swiss tennis player, ranked World No. 1 in singles for a record 237 consecutive weeks by the Association of Tennis Professionals
  • One of seven male players to win all four Grand Slam tournaments in his career
  • Has won a record 17 men’s Grand Slam singles titles
  • Top all-time career money winner in tennis
  • Won Silver Olympic Medal in 2012 Men’s Single Tennis Tournament
  • Won Gold Olympic Medal in 2008 Men’s Double Tennis Tournament

5 # Rafael Nadal

  • Won Gold Olympic Medal in 2008 Men’s Single Tennis Tournament
  • Nadal bags the First position in 2013 World Professional Tennis Statistics
  • Earnings : $ 12.07 million USD
  • 10 Tournaments Won
  • 86 Matches Won

6 # Sania Mirza

  • Professional tennis player who became the first Indian player to rank in the Women’s Tennis Association’s (WTA) Top 30
  • Noted as a player for the power in her forehand stroke
  • Began her career as a tennis player in 2003
  • Winner of the Mixed Doubles Championship at the 2009 Australian Open

7 # Rahul Dravid

  • Full Name : Rahul Sharad Dravid
  • Rahul Dravid is the only player in the history of cricket to debut and retirement in the same game
  • Dravid is the second Indian batsman after Sachin Tendulkar and the third international cricketer to reach 12,000 Test runs
  • Dravid was voted Sexiest Sports Personality in 2004-2005 by an Online Survey
  • Rahul Dravid was honoured as one of the top 5 Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 2004.
  • Dravid was the top scorer in the seventh ODI World Cup in England in 1999, with 461 runs

8 # Chris Gayle

  • Full Name : Christopher Henry Gayle
  • Chris is a native of Jamaica
  • Gayle is a left handed batsman and an off break bowler
  • Chris is considered as one of the only six players to garner three or more scores of 150 at the One Day Internationals
  • Gayle is widely famous as the first man to score a century, ever, in a twenty twenty (T20) international series. His acclaimed hundred came of fifty one balls

9 # Ravindra Jadeja

  • Full Name : Ravindrasinh Anirudhsinh Jadeja
  • Jadeja represents India national cricket team (Jersey #88), Chennai Super Kings (Jersey #12 / All-rounder) and Saurashtra cricket team
  • Jadeja is ranked the fifth-best ODI all-rounder and the third-best ODI bowler
  • Total Earnings : 16.58 Crores (Till October 2013)
  • Jadeja is a lover of horses and equestrian sports

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