Jaydev Unadkat
Jaydev Unadkat. Image Credits: Twitter

After missing 118 games, pacer Jaydev Unadkat made history in cricket on Friday by playing his first Test match for India in 118 games.

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Mohammed Shami was injured, therefore Unadkat was called up to replace him for the Bangladesh tour. Following a strong showing for Saurashtra in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, he was chosen.

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With 19 wickets in 10 games, the captain of Saurashtra led the competition in wicket-taking. He has taken 353 wickets overall in 96 first-class games.

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Jaydev Unadkat ducks a bouncer
Jaydev Unadkat ducks a bouncer (PC-Getty Images)

On December 16, 2010, Unadkat played in his first Test in Centurion against South Africa. He missed more than a hundred Test matches in total, which is the second-highest number in cricket history.

Let’s look at India’s Playing XI in Jaydev Unadkat’s First Test and what are they upto now:

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Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir. (Photo: Twitter)

With the aid of nine hundreds and 22 fifties, Gautam Gambhir amassed 4,154 runs in 104 innings throughout the course of his 58 Test appearances, averaging 41.95. He amassed 5,238 runs in 147 one-day international (ODI) games at an average of 39.68, including 11 tonnes and 34 fifty-pluses.

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The highest number of innings was an unblemished 150. Gambhir scored 932 runs at an average of 27.41 and a strike rate of 119.02 in the 37 T20Is he participated in, including 7 half-centuries.

After concluding his illustrious international career in December 2018, Gautam Gambhir began his political career in 2019. He ran for the Delhi East seat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections on a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ticket, and he won handily.

Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag, India
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After roughly two years of being absent from the squad, Virender Sehwag declared his retirement from international cricket.

Nevertheless, he continues to make headlines in relation to his school, Sehwag International School, where 22 kids have achieved athletic success at the national or international level.

Overall, Virender Sehwag continues to be a vital component of Indian cricket. He is a hilarious Twitterati with just the perfect bit of snark, and his personality unquestionably helped India stand proudly in the international arena.

Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid. Pic Credits: Twitter

Dravid played his final test match against Australia in January 2012 after declaring his retirement from the limited overs format in 2011.

Rahul was chosen as the India A and India U-19 teams’ head coach. The India-19 squad played under his direction and placed second in the 2016 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup. Some of his discoveries include Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, and Sanju Samson.

For the 2017 edition of the competition, he also served as the mentor for Delhi Daredevils, an IPL team.
He now serves as the senior Indian men’s cricket team’s head coach.

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar, First Class cricket
Sachin Tendulkar (Image Credit: Twitter)

He declared his retirement from the limited overs format in 2012 after a dismal performance against England. He kept up his test-playing cricket. After playing his final Test match against the West Indies, he announced his retirement from test cricket in 2013 at his home ground, Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.

Tendulkar is presently serving as the team’s mentor while training with the Mumbai Indians in the 2022 Indian Premier League.

VVS Laxman

VVS Laxman
VVS Laxman. Credits: VVS Laxman/Twitter

VVS Laxman withdrew from international cricket on August 18, 2012, as a result of his overseas series losses against both England and Australia in 2011, as well as his poor performances and calls from the public and media.

He transitioned to analysis in 2016 along with other former players, and he has since been a consistent member of the Hindi commentary team. Beginning in 2021, VVS Laxman served as the National Cricket Academy’s new director, helping to produce a steady stream of young cricketers who later joined the senior national side.

Suresh Raina

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Suresh Raina[photo:Twitter]
On August 15, 2020, just after MS Dhoni declared the end of his international career, Raina made his announcement. The southpaw last played for the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL in 2021. (CSK). Prior to the IPL 2022 auction, where he was unsuccessfully auctioned off, the franchise discharged him.

In his 13-year international career, Raina played for India in 18 Tests, 226 ODIs, and 78 T20 Internationals. For the 2022 Abu Dhabi T10 League, Suresh Raina has committed to playing for Deccan Gladiators.

MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni (PC-Getty Images)

The well-known cricketer from throughout the world announced his retirement from international competition in 2020. Dhoni is still the captain of the Chennai Super Kings of the Indian Premier League, though.

MS Dhoni transitioned into a new profession by making investments in a number of businesses, including agriculture, clothes, and alcohol after quitting international cricket. His most recent investment is in Garuda Aerospace, a manufacturer of drones.

Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan Singh, Test Wickets, India
Harbhajan Singh (Image Credit: Getty)

In December 2021, he ended his career in cricket in all its forms. The renowned off-spinner played cricket for 23 years during his lengthy career.

Known as “Turbanator,” he represented Team India in 103 Tests, 236 ODIs, and 28 T20s during the course of his career.
He was one of the Aam Aadmi Party’s five nominees from the state of Punjab for the Rajya Sabha in March 2022.

Ishant Sharma

Ishant Sharma
Ishant Sharma. Image Credits: Twitter

Ishant, one of only two fast bowlers to have played 100 or more Tests for India, never established himself as a force in white-ball cricket but did so in red-ball cricket.

He wasn’t purchased at the IPL super auctions, and the Indian Test squad also let him go. To make matters worse, he sustained the injury earlier this month while playing for Delhi in the Ranji Trophy opener.

S. Sreesanth

S Sreesanth, Indian Pacer S Sreesanth
S Sreesanth (Image Credit: Twitter)

Shanthakumaran Sreesanth who won the World Cup has declared his retirement from domestic cricket. He represented India in 27 Tests, 53 ODIs, and 10 T20Is while taking 87, 75, and seven wickets in those events, respectively.

For his suspected involvement in the infamous 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing scam, Sreesanth was first given a life ban by the BCCI, but it was later reduced to seven years. He was allowed to play again with the Kerala squad last year when the suspension expired in September 2020.

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