there are five sports disciplines in which Indians rule the roost and have occupied the number one status currently. India might not have won bucket full of medals in the Rio Olympics but there's plenty to be proud of.
It is not very often that we find Indians excelling across sporting disciplines but currently Indian sports fans can be proud of the country's various athletic feats.


As a matter of fact there are five sports disciplines in which Indians rule the roost and have occupied the number one status currently. India might not have won bucket full of medals in the Rio Olympics but there's plenty to be proud of.

Indian Test Cricket Team

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Under Virat Kohli's leadership, the Indian Test cricket team reached heights of Test cricket as they claimed the No 1 ranking in the format, overtaking arch-rivals Pakistan by whitewashing New Zealand in a 3-0 series at home. The challenge to stay at the top is only going to get tougher for Kohli and Co as currently they're battling England at home, a team that they last lost a home series to four years back.


Women's Doubles Tennis

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Sania Mirza has over the last couple of years silently become India's most dominant female athlete. Just like Dipa Karmakar, Vinesh Phogat and Lalita Babar, Sania missed out on a medal not by much at the Rio Games. However, she still ended up with India's best-ever finish in the mixed doubles event in Olympic history at the fourth spot.

After winning nearly dozen doubles titles with Martina Hingis last season, Sania already has three titles this season to her credit and has ended the year as world's No 1 doubles player for the second year running.


National Kabaddi Team

Kabaddi
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In their toughest contest till date, the Indian kabaddi team were deservedly crowned as world champions after beating Iran in the final in Ahmedabad to lift the trophy for the third time. 



Para Sports (Men's High Jump + Javelin Throw)

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In perhaps India's biggest achievement in Olympic sports this year, the country's paralympians came up with their best-ever show by winning four medals, including two gold. Tamil Nadu's Mariyappan Thangavelu clinched the yellow medal in men's high jump event while Devendra Jhajharia broke his own javelin throw world record in Rio to take the title.



Men's Junior Badminton

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India's Siril Verma was recently crowned as the No 1 in junior men's badminton as he reached the top rank after baggin a silver medal in the world junior championships.

India's sporting health is one of the prime agendas for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and with him taking proper steps, India is sure to put proper systems in place to excel in more disciplines in the coming years.

The future is bright!





Source:indiatimes
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