India’s Five Forgotten Indian Premier League Heroes

Indian Premier League, Manvinder Bisla
Photo Credit: IPL.

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is the perfect platform for all the youngsters – to show their skills sets. Some players were able to impress with their talent while some were not and this has been literally the fairy tale of such a burgeoning tournament which simultenously sprung suprises in one way or another from time-to-time.

The Indian domestic professional Twenty20 league has completed more than 10 years. Due to its success over the years, it is regarded as the best tournament in the cricketing world.

Meanwhile, there were some players who made it to the big stage but later faded away.

So much so, these players were instrumental in the success of their respective franchises.

Well, let’s take a look at the five forgotten Indian Premier League heroes;

These were some fine professionals to be introduced during the short-paced competition.

5. Swapnil Asnodkar:

Swapnil Asnodkar
Asnodkar. (Credits: Rajasthan Royals)

The Goa-based player Swapnil Asnodkar represented Rajasthan Royals in the inaugural season (2008) of the IPL. He scored 311 runs in the maiden edition. Thus. he was instrumental in making Royals the first time champions of the tournament.

But unfortunately, Swapnil could only keep his form going in the next season as he managed only 112 runs in his 11 outings.

The right-handed batsman Asnodkar played a total of 20 IPL matches in which he accumulated 423 runs at an average of 21.15. He played his last IPL match against Kings XI Punjab in the 2011 season.

The promising batsman could not make it to the Indian national team and faded away due to a continuous run of poor form.

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