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Pitching on India’s Game Changers of 2018

2018 saw some excellent sports personalities that went on to change the game and set new records. For some others, their sport proved to change their lives. Have a look at these amazing sports game changers of 2018.

Mithali Raj

Mithali Raj is a captain of Indian women’s cricket team during Tests and ODI. She is considered among the greatest batswoman of the cricket game. She is the only female cricketer to have crossed the mark of 6000 runs in WODIs. Mithali has also scored highest runs in the women’s international cricket. In 2018, this amazing sportswoman scored 2000 runs in T20Is and became the first player (among both male and female) to achieve this feat during the Women’s Twenty20 Asia cup 2018. This feat also proved to be game-changer for India by making Mithali the first woman cricketer to have reached the score of 2000 runs WT20I.

Vikas Krishan Yadav 

Vikas Krishnan Yadav is an Indian male Boxer who competes in the middle-weight category. He clinched a gold medal during the Asian Games in 2010. This sports gamer changer of India became the first Indian male boxer to have won gold medals at both Commonwealth and Asian games. During 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia, Vikas won a gold medal by defeating Australia, Zambia, Northern Ireland, and Cameroon. He also won a bronze medal in 2018 Asian games.

Prithvi Shaw

Currently, a cricketer in team India, Prithvi Shaw was formerly captain of the Under-19 India National cricket team. His fabulous abilities have often left people comparing him to God of Cricket -Sachin Tendulkar. In October 2018, Prithvi played his first International Test series against West Indies where he made history by scoring century. He was the ultimate game-changer in India who after this feat is considered as the second- youngest Indian cricketer after Sachin Tendulkar to have scored a century in Test series.

Aman Farogh Sanjay, Aarya Deshpande and Ananya Phadke

Recently at the Khelo India Youth Games, Aman Farogh Sanjay among the Boys Under-21 Singles won a gold medal in the Badminton competition. Similarly, Aarya Deshpande and Ananya Phadke who played Under-17 Doubles Badminton competition also clinched a gold medal. These youth will surely prove to be game changers for India in near future.

Avantika Narale

Another game changer at Khelo India Youth Games was Avantika Narale of Pune who clinched the gold medal in 200m sprints in the under-17 category.

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