They were star performers for their state, but unfortunately, failed at the big stage.
The Indian cricket circuit is one of the most popular ones in the world. With the sport growing exponentially day by day, it is quite difficult to get into the national side. Adding on, the IPL adds as a catalyst for the sport to grow worldwide.
With many superstars dominating the world, Team India became a powerhouse. The likes of Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, and Rohit Sharma became household names soon after their success. They dominated the domestic as well as the international circuit. But, not everyone is lucky in the Indian cricket circuit.
Yes, multiple superstars dominated the domestic circuit but failed at the international stage. They were star performers for their state, but unfortunately, failed at the big stage. In some cases, the cricketer was so unlucky that the place was already filled in by some all-time great.
Well, let us have a look at the unluckiest Indian cricketers:
10. Irfan Pathan
Irfan Pathan was considered as the next Kapil Dev. He could bowl lethal swinging deliveries and could trouble any batsman at his peak. Pathan, however, failed to solidify himself in the team. This is mainly because of the constant changes in the playing style of different captains.
During his career, there was a shift in captaincy. The reins were transferred from Dravid to Dhoni. Initially, Dhoni used Pathan as a genuine all-rounder, but since 2012, he failed to make it to the squad. Adding on, a dip in form made it even more difficult for the all-rounder to be consistent.
Pathan has played 29 Test matches so far. With a decent average of 31.57 for an allrounder, he should have played more Test matches. Adding on, he has even picked 100 Test wickets for the national side. Irfan had much more ability than warming the benches during the latter half of his career.