In India, cricket is considered as a religion, and it is pretty evident that Indian players are worshipped as demigods. Players get a lot of name and fame via the gentleman’s game, and more so when they represent team India.
Cricket is a competitive sport, and to be amongst the best, a player has to strive for excellence constantly. While representing one’s nation on the international level, is considered as a big opportunity, some players despite doing wonders fail to hold on to their place in the national team.
Today, we will be listing down five such Indian players, who were once regarded as the ‘next big thing’ for the national team, but after making their debut post-2010, fell out of favour, and are nowhere near selection for Team India.
1) Parvez Rasool
The only Indian player from the valley of Jammu and Kashmir to play for the national team, Parvez Rasool was a shining star in domestic cricket at one point in time. He was often compared with Ravindra Jadeja due to his abilities to contribute with both bat and ball.
Rasool made his debut in Indian colours in the year 2014, against Bangladesh. However, he played just one ODI for the national team, picking up two wickets, while he did not get the chance to bat.
In T20 cricket, he again got just one game, scored five runs and took one wicket.
After that, the 30-year-old never got an opportunity to play for the national team, despite representing the likes of Pune Warriors India, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL).