Indian cricketers have tasted a lot of success in international cricket. Success is not synonymous to a long career always. It could also mean the kind of impact a player has left in the number of years he has served the sport. There have been incident in the Indian cricket team where players have endured a long and successful career while some have waited awfully long to announce their retirement, even though, they have not been a part of the team.
Let us have a look at the top five Indian cricketers with longest ODI careers:
5. Kapil Dev
Kapil Dev will always be remembered as the first Indian captain to led the national team to a World Cup triumph. He was athletic and one of the greatest match-winners of the game. He could bat, bowl and field and by his own admission was a greater athlete than Ian Botham or Richard Hadlee.
Kapil Dev was also the most valuable player for India during their 1983 World Cup triumph. The greatest India all-rounder had a successful career of 16 years and 16 days. During this time he featured in 225 matches.