5 Cricketers With Special IPL Performances After Retirement From International Cricket
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5 Cricketers With Special IPL Performances After Retirement From International Cricket

John Buchanan and Sourav Ganguly [Photo-PTI]
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Indian Premier League (IPL) has made many careers. It has served as a ladder for a lot of cricketers to break in to the national teams. And young cricketers have targeted to give their best in the IPL to find a place in the national team. Apart from that, the lucrative tournament, has also been a platform where cricketers have revived their career. And at time some retired cricketers have shown that they have still not lost touch with their performances.

Let us have a look at five cricketers who produced special performance in IPL after retiring from International cricket:

1. Sourav Ganguly

5 Cricketers With Special IPL Performances After Retirement From International Cricket
Virender Sehwag and Sourav Ganguly feels India can beat England at Lord’s. Getty Images

Sourav Ganguly was arguably the finest Indian captain. He took over the captaincy reigns in a controversial situation and helped the national team grow with his ‘never say die spirit’. Ganguly will be celebrated for his captaincy skills which overshadowed his batting prowess. He knew how to back players, give them direction and pick up young talents and place them at the right position. He was the pioneer for the aggressive brand of cricket.

The southpaw retired with a brilliant average in Tests and ODIs. He scored 7212 runs in the longest format at an average of 42.17 and also notched up 11363 runs in the ODIs at an average of 41.02. Ganguly scored over 100 half-centuries in his successful international career.

Following his retirement, Ganguly played as the icon player for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and also led the side. He later joined the Rising Pune Supergiant. During his time at the lucrative tournament he scored 1349 runs at an average of 25.45 from 59 matches.

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