The best Indian players of all time have made the nation proud (Part 3)

Not only that, at 41 years, Paes also became the oldest man to win a Grand Slam event when he won the mixed crown at the 2015 Australian Open alongside Swiss player Martina Hingis.

Along with another illustrious Indian player Mahesh Bhupathi, Paes has a formidable reputation in the world of double tennis. Called The Indian Express, the couple have won a number of victories for India in many international tournaments.

Sania Mirza

If Leander Paes was the one who spread the revival of Indian tennis in modern times, it was Sania Mirza, who became the flag bearer of the Indian women’s tennis race.

The only Indian woman ever to win a Grand Slam event, and also the highest ranked among Indian players, Sania Mirza is forever a phenomenon. Her powerful backhand shots complement her fierce personality both on and off the pitch.

However, for some people who were asked to quit after only 8 years because after ‘no one married her, Mirza’s story is not only about passion and talent, but also humor and determination.

Mirza’s reputation as the most successful Indian tennis player ever made a good impression on her public image. One of the highest-paid and highest-performing athletes in the country, Mirza was the first of the country’s female players to have surpassed the millions of dollars in their careers.

Also a former world number one in pair, Mirza’s Grand Slam is equally decorated with six double and double titles. Mirza is also the first Indian woman to be seeded at a Grand Slam event at an Australian Open while winning the 2006 Wimbledon championship, Mirza’s leading seed has made her the first female player from the land. There is such a difference.

Mirza’s unprecedented array of victories and exploits on the international tennis court also won her acclaim and popularity. Her inspirational journey earned her the honor of being one of Asia’s XNXX heroes by Time magazine in October 50.

The UN Women Goodwill Ambassador in South Asia and one of The world’s most influential people of 2005 at 100, Mirza succeeds and asserts boundaries and boundaries, from a global citizen to an international player, many of Mirza’s achievements are unrivaled. The only woman on the list, Sania Mirza will definitely bring her strength!

India has invested more in sports (Part 1)

From cricket to football, tennis, the Indians are imitating the North American model to develop a sports market that is considered very lucrative in the world’s second most populous country.

Among emerging countries, India is one of the most admired faces in many fields, such as informatics. However, they have only one Olympic gold medalist (shooting) in history so it is difficult to get in the picture of the world sports powerhouse. But that is changing from a few years ago.

I believe India needs a similar league to the NBA professional basketball league in the US and I want to find a way to integrate sport and business for the greatest profit of sports.

After winning the World Cup in 1983, cricket – a sport brought in by the British in the 18th century – became a lucrative faction in India. Some businesses have smelled money in 1 billion potential consumers. So in 2008, the league was unified to meet many economic and commercial goals.

Under the campaign of Lalit Modi, former vice president of the Indian Cricket Executive Board (BCCI), a new tournament called the Indian Premier League (IPL) quickly became entertaining as the game was limited to matches. three hours of television service (previously a cricket match could last … four days!).

Back then, Modi once said: “I believe India needs a similar league to the NBA professional basketball league in the US and I want to find a way to integrate sport and business for the greatest profit of sports. I believe we have created a global entertainment product for the development of cricket for the pleasure of fans and sponsors. ”

The next stage was to select eight cities with teams and then auction them off in a franchise fashion, attracting local businesses and even movie stars to invest. BCCI has raised $ 723.59 million by selling eight cricket teams, of which Reliance Industries has spent $ 111.9 million to buy the Mumbay Indians.

The rest is just a true show when famous movie stars appear in the stands, the fresh pom-pom girls on the field and the entire arrangement is American style.


Mud wrestler Kushti in India (part 1)

Indian mud wrestlers Kushti endure pain every day to train in the akhara practice rooms. They both nurture many great dreams.

The Indian and religious caste system is left at the door of the traditional wrestling academy of Kushti, where the pursuit of body beauty and strength becomes the path to escape poverty.

Amol Patil, 23, is a security guard, standing guard in a boot outside a company office in Mumbai. His muscular arms and legs bounced inside the uniform with polyester fiber. In the evening, he stepped into sacred mud holes, where he could unleash his strength.

Kushti is the traditional form of Indian wrestling. The winner of Kushti is the one who puts the opponent’s shoulder on the front floor in many ways: throwing, locking, pinning or kneeling. The photo is a poster of American bodybuilder Ronnie Coleman.

Patil is a wrestler on the traditional mud arena of India, a wrestler Kushti. This type of wrestling appeared from the Mughals and was passed from generation to generation. Kushti is practiced in akhara, or the wrestling academy, which sets strict and encompassing principles of a suffocating, painful atmosphere. “My father and grandfather are Kushti wrestlers in Kohlapur village, where we live. But they are too poor to pursue this,” said Patil. “They don’t have money to pay for expensive foods and fruits. I started training when I was 10 to complete their glory dreams.”

Kushti opens a path of fame and wealth for Indian boys from poor families. Patil is lucky because when he started training, his brother had a job in the police industry. “That means we have money to buy almonds, milk, eggs, lamb, butter and fruit, the things I need in my diet,” he said. Kushti practice, according to Patil, is torture. “What I hate the most is that my father used to wake me up at 4:30. I hate him.”

“When the weather is cold, there is a monsoon, I have to run for hours in the fields, then go back to practice and do weight training. Then I go to school again, go home and start practicing again. Any joy or relaxation, “Patil shares the austere Kushti practice. Patil is the lowest and lightest person in the group. His father had to urge him to wrestle with bigger and healthier boys. Gradually, his body grew and stamina increased. “The feeling is great when you know your body is in the best state and can handle anything,” Patil said.