Cricketers Whose Career Ended Prematurely In Their 20s

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Mohammad Kaif- India

Cricketers Whose Career Ended Prematurely In Their 20s
Mohammad Kaif. (Credits: AFP)

He led Indian U-19 team to World Cup glory in 2000; he, along with Yuvraj Singh orchestrated one of India’s greatest-ever wins in ODI cricket [Read: Natwest Trophy final] besides bringing a whirlwind revolution in Indian fielding; he was the bedrock of India’s lower-middle-order in ODI cricket for a major part of the 2000s.

Yet, Mohammad Kaif played his last international match for India at the age of 26. Kaif was dropped from the Indian team following a series of low scores in the 2006 Champions Trophy and the subsequent tour of South Africa. He was, however, never given a chance to make a comeback into the white-ball team as India moves on with the likes of Suresh Raina, Yousuf Pathan, and later Ravindra Jadeja.

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