There is tremendous traffic in sports field since many players are making their way towards it. But only a handful of players make it to the national and international sports events due to their ultimate excellence in that field. Read on to know more about some excellent men set to shine internationally in 2019.
Just at 19 years old, Prithvi has entered the prestigious team of Indian cricket. He previously served as a captain to the under-19 national cricket team of India. He made his awesome debut during the semi-finals of Ranji Trophy for 2016-17 with Mumbai team. He took the Man of the match reward home for scoring a century in the second innings. Another remarkable distinction he achieved was that of Duleep Trophy by scoring a century in his debut. Because of these two records, he is often compared to the God of cricket, Sachin Tendulkar who also happened to have scored his debut centuries in Ranjhi and Duleep Trophies. Prithvi led the under 19 Indian Cricket team in the 2018 Under-19 World Cup, where they beat Australia successfully and won the match. This awesome player is now indicted into the Indian cricket team and is sure to shine in the near future.
At just 24 years old, Kento Momota holds the record of number one men’s badminton player in the world (as of December, 2018). The ace Japanese player has already achieved many feats. He participated in many national and international tournaments and has been successful at the events. World Championships, Asian Championships, World Junior Championships, Asian Junior Championships, BWF World Tour, BWF Superseries, BWF Grand Prix and BWF International Challenges are the prestigious events Kento participated and has won many medals too.
Virdhawal Vikram Khade
Virdhawal Khade is one of the leading swimmers in India. He has participated in many international swimming events of men’s. During Summer Olympics in Beijing in 2008, he competed in Men’s 50, 100 and 200 meters freestyle swimming events. At the 2010 Asian games in Guangzhou, he won in 50 meters butterfly category which brought him bronze medal. This was the first medal in swimming category through Asian games for India in 24 years. He received the prestigious Arjuna Award by the Indian government in 2011.
American national, Draymond Green is a professional basketball player at the National Basketball Association (NBA). He plays for the team Golden State Warriors at the power forward position. This amazing player has become a NBA Champion for three times for the years 2015, 2017 and 2018 and also NBA All-star for three times in a row (2016-2018). In 2017, he also won NBA Defensive Player of the Year award. Draymond has been playing basketball since his schooling days and is just 6 years into NBA team. The player is here to stay and we hope he shines bright in 2019 as well.
Training under the excellent coach Pullela Gopichand (former ace Indian Badminton player), Srikanth Kidambi is one of the leading Indian Badminton player. He has won many gold and silver medals in various tournaments including that of Commomwealth Games, BWF Superseries, South Asian Games, BWF Grand Prix and BWF International Challenges. As of April 2018, he was the ranked number one men’s badminton player in the world. As of November 2018, he is positioned at number 8. In the same year, he also received the India’s fourth highest civilian award, Padma Shri. He gets support from the GoSports foundation. This amazing player has still years to achieve many great feats in the upcoming days.
Fabiano Luigi Caruana
The 26 years old Fabiano Caruana currently holds the number two position (as of August, 2018) in the world’s top chess players list. He created a history in 2007, both in United States and Italy, by becoming the youngest Chess grandmaster at around 14 years only. He has also won many championships like Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting, Italian Chess Championship, Sinquefield Cup 2014, FIDE Grand Prix 2014–15, 2016 US Chess Championship, the London Chess Classic in 2017, 5th Grenke Chess Classic, the 6th Norway Chess, the 6th Sinquefield to name a few. Just like his past, Fabiano surely has a bright future and will shine in 2019 as well.