Other than their achievements, these sports personalities have made headlines for their strong sense of style. Some have further evolved with their sartorial choices, whereas others have set cool trends in the fashion department. Here’s a look at five Indian sports stars, who ruled the style charts of 2018.
Apart from being featured in fashion columns, PV Sindhu recently bagged the Best Dressed female player at BWF awards. The Indian shuttler stood out in an off-shoulder pristine white gown. And this year, we’ve only witnessed some of her most striking fashion moments. Be it her ethereal ethnic avatar at the #Deepveer reception, or her beige long formal coat over a white shirt dress at an Infosys event. The shuttler’s recent experimentation with her wardrobe is sure applause worthy.
Not only one of the most popular cricketers, Virat Kohli is also amongst the most stylish sportsmen of his time. No surprise that the Indian cricket captain endorses over 20 brands, with six more names recently added to this list. Along with his market value on the rise, Virat’s personal style is only getting sharper and suaver. After exhibiting his best looks this year, he has popularised the nerd look as he is often seen sporting glasses. The cricketer’s recent Diwali look – an asymmetrical hemline white kurta and churidaar was a stunner. Be it his style or enviable fitness, Kohli certainly qualifies to be among the most stylish of 2018.
The ace footballer is now gearing up for the AFC Asian Cup 2019. This year was equally good for Chhetri and the team who lifted the 2018 Intercontinental Cup. Besides sports, the footballer has been in a good space overall, as his brand value is only moving upwards. In the year gone by, Chhetri has made interesting style statements. For someone who is usually well turned out, Chhetri only cemented his position in the style department. He even bagged India’s Most Stylish Sports Star at HT India’s Most Stylish Awards 2018. Be it at formal events or his recent travel wardrobe – his style is sharp and spruce.
His inclination towards all things fashionable is quite evident from his social media posts. The Asian Games 2018 gold medalist in triple jump is quite the fashionista in his own right. Right from his extremely fit frame, bearded side, man-bun look, formal avatar or his cool casual side – Arpinder has worn it all. Here’s an athlete who sure knows his style game on point. Trust us this emerging fashionista is only going notches higher with his sartorial choices.
Manika Batra definitely deserves to be among the top five stylish Indian athletes of the year 2018. This ace player has a fresh, feminine and effortless style. But she is not restrictive, as she likes to exhibit her different avatars, and i.e. quite evident on her social media. Manika has given us a glimpse into her eclectic wardrobe – trendy western formals, gorgeous gowns, long jackets, flared pants, denim shorts and cutesy skirts, to occasional ethnic outfits. Manika has aced these looks with her fine taste in fashion. This also makes her one of the youngest stylish sports stars, who has a penchant for variety and trendy earrings.