Customise ESPN

Sindhu, Srikanth, win top honours in ESPN.in Awards

India's women's hockey team is Team of the Year, Pullela Gopichand best coach and Ramanathan Krishnan gets the Lifetime Achievement award.

ESPN

Sportsperson Of The Year Winner: Kidambi Srikanth

Sportsperson Of The Year Winner: Kidambi Srikanth

4:18

Krishnan inspired a whole generation - Anand Amritraj

Anand Amritraj recalls India's first tennis star Ramanathan Krishnan, who has been given the lifetime achievement award as part of the first edition of the ESPN India awards.

ESPN.in Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award

Krishnan inspired a whole generation - Anand Amritraj

Anand Amritraj recalls India's first tennis star Ramanathan Krishnan, who has been given the lifetime achievement award as part of the first edition of the ESPN India awards.

Lifetime Achievement: Ramanathan Krishnan

Lifetime Achievement: Ramanathan Krishnan

2:06

'Ramanathan is without doubt India's greatest tennis player'

Former tennis player Jaidip Mukerjea recalls the years he spent playing alongside Ramanathan Krishnan, especially 1966 when India made it to the Davis Cup final for the first time.

ESPN.in Awards

Differently-abled athlete of the year

Differently-abled athlete of the year: Sundar Singh Gurjar

Differently-abled athlete of the year: Sundar Singh Gurjar

4:46

ESPN India Awards

The unveiling

Introducing the ESPN India Awards

Aizawl's fairytale win, Srikanth's incredible series of badminton matches, Mary's improbable comeback and Advani's staggering 18th world title -- all these are among the nominees for the first ESPN.in awards.

Indian badminton, the toast of 2017

ESPN.in awards set to honour the best of Indian sports in 2017.

3:17

Meet the jury: Bindra, Bhaichung, Brijnath and more

A group of 14 -- 10 decorated sportspersons and four journalists -- helped select the contenders, nominees and the final winners of the first ESPN India Sports awards.

ESPN India Awards

ESPN India Awards - Jury speak - Abhinav Bindra

Abhinav Bindra, one of the 14 members of the jury for the first ESPN India Awards, on his voting choices:

Aizawl's fairytale finish to Sindhu's marathon: Our staff pick their Moment of the Year

From Aizawl clinching the I-League title with a fairytale finish to PV Sindhu's marathon final at the World Championships, here are the ESPN India staff members' picks for Moment of the Year. Readers can vote for their pick until midnight on April 1.

Ram Mehar Singh, the man behind Patna Pirates' third PKL title

Patna Pirates coach Ram Mehar Singh -- who won an Arjuna Award for his role in India's 1998 and 2002 Asian Games kabaddi gold medals -- was just as instrumental to the team's third successive Pro Kabaddi League title as star raider Pardeep Narwal.

ESPN India Awards

From Petkar to Jhajharia: How things changed for para athletes

It has been a long journey for Indian para athletes since Murlikant Petkar won gold at the 1972 Heidelberg Paralympics but the road ahead promises to be a lot smoother.

Brijnath: Why I wish I was 25 again

India is not yet a sporting power but it's a more compelling story now -- more democratic and cutting across gender and social divides, writes Rohit Brijnath.

Millet: Advani one of the greatest players India has ever produced

ESPN India Awards jury member Nisha Millet on Pankaj Advani's greatness, Srikanth's fabulous run and Sindhu's big-match temperament and fighting spirit.

ESPN India Awards

Jury speak

ESPN India Awards: Jury speak - V Devarajan

V Devarajan, one of the 14 members of the jury for the first ESPN India Awards, on his voting choices.

ESPN India Awards: Jury speak - Manisha Malhotra

Manisha Malhotra, one of the 14 members of the jury for the first ESPN India Awards, on her voting choices.

ESPN India Awards: Jury speak - Somdev Devvarman

Somdev Devvarman, one of the 14 members of the jury for the first ESPN India Awards, on his voting choices.

ESPN India Awards

ESPN India Awards - Comebacks of the Year: Mary Kom and Sushil Kumar

That Mary Kom and Sushil Kumar -- two of India's most accomplished Olympians -- are competing and winning where most of their contemporaries have retired is truly remarkable.

ESPN India Awards: Jury speak - Aparna Popat

ESPN India Awards jury member Aparna Popat on the nominees, her moment of the year and the state of Indian badminton.

ESPN INDIA AWARDS

ESPN India Awards: Jury speak - Jagbir Singh

Jagbir Singh, one of the 14 members of the jury for the first ESPN India Awards, on his voting choices.

ESPN India Awards: Jury speak - Anju Bobby George

Anju Bobby George, one of the 14 members of the jury for the first ESPN India Awards explains her choices in voting.

How well do you know the nominees for ESPN India Awards?

The remarkable achievements of these athletes in 2017 earned them nominations in the inaugural ESPN India awards. Take this quiz to find out how well you know them.

From the archives

Best of TOTY nominees

Ugra: Aizawl dream comes true on a mad night in Shillong

On a night filled with pressure, drama and excitement, Khalid Jamil's team kept their composure to achieve the improbable, writes Sharda Ugra.

Buoyant India show off their World Cup credentials

After an average outing at the Hockey World League Semifinals in South Africa, not many gave India women a chance at the Asia Cup. But the team stuck together and defied expectations, setting them up nicely for tougher tests on the road.

How Patna Pirates won the Pro Kabaddi League

The two-time defending champions completed a hat-trick of titles and captain Pardeep Narwal and coach Ram Mehar Singh were key to their unstoppable run in the playoffs.

From the archives

Best of TOTY nominees

Postcard from Pyongyang: With Bengaluru FC in North Korea

Football was always going to be a sideshow when Bengaluru FC travelled to one of the world's most restrictive countries for an AFC Cup away match.

'We will bring so many medals that not just the country, even the Olympics will notice us'

With six World Cup medals, including two golds, in both individual and team events since 2014, Abhishek Verma has made his mark on the international circuit but compound archery is yet to get the attention it deserves.

Customise ESPN