Indian cricket has always been blessed with outrageously talented cricketers across all departments of the game in every era.
However, as they say, talent is not the only thing that can propel you to glory in life. The same is true with regards to cricket.
To thrive in the international arena, apart from talent, you need to have the necessary temperament, luck as well as backing from the team management and selectors.
On that note, here’s a look at talented Indian cricketers who failed to succeed at the international level:
A batsman blessed with the ability to grit it out in tough conditions, Aakash Chopra played numerous crucial knocks for Team India during his brief international career.
His partnerships with Virender Sehwag during the 2003/04 Australian tour were crucial in India setting up big scores. However, unlike in domestic cricket, Chopra was never able to convert his starts into daddy hundreds and once he lost his form, this aspect of his game came back to bite him.
Chopra featured in 10 Tests for India between 2003-04 in which he scored 437 runs at an average of 23 with just two half-centuries. He was eventually dropped during the home series against Australia in late 2004 and was never recalled.
The Delhi cricketer, however, continued to pile up runs at the domestic level for his state team Delhi and later Rajasthan, finishing with 10839 runs in 162 FC games with 29 centuries.