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5 Indian athletes who made incredible comebacks in 2017

It includes some high profile names such as Saina Nehwal and Mary Kom.

Top 5 / Top 10 26 Dec 2017, 18:34 IST

For an athlete, making a comeback is right up there, alongside their glorious achievements and world domination. It tests both the physical and the mental strength of a sportsperson. Getting back in shape, gaining match fitness and getting the form back are three very hard stages involved in a comeback.

It gets even tougher when the injury spans a year or more as a sport can undergo a lot of changes in such a long period of time.

As the year comes to a close, let's take a look at five Indian sportspersons who fought back after being injured or dropped and made spectacular comebacks in 2017!

Amit Rohidas (Hockey)

Amit Rohidas
Amit Rohidas

The 24-year-old, who hails from a small village of Odisha, was a regular in the Indian national hockey team till the 2014 Men's World Hockey League. Since then, Amit Rohidas has spent two years waiting for his chance again to represent the country. His last international appearance came in 2015.

While he was frozen out of the national team, his form in Hockey India League was superb as he kept the back-line tight for Ranchi in the earlier editions of the tournament before winning the coveted trophy with Kalinga Lancers in the 2017 season.

In March, the drag-flick specialist received his first call-up for the national team in nearly two years. In December 2017, he was part of the Indian national team which won a bronze medal at the Men's World Hockey League finals held at Bhubaneswar.

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