Injury is a major hurdle in any players development and Indian cricket team has been lucky enough to have to the squad depth to replace star players with another star player. However, frequent injuries have played spoilsport for a lot of talented players.
With the depth that India has due to its strong roots in the domestic cricket such as the Ranji Trophy, Vijay Hazare, Syed Mushtaq Ali or even the IPL. The competition for a spot in the Indian team is immense. Thus, any player who is yet to establish themselves, it is nothing but a disaster to suffer a injury at a time when they are starting their International career.
There has been several Indian players who have played well in first couple of matches but then injury played spoilsport. Today in this article, we take a look at 3 Indian players who were unlucky to lose their place in the Indian team due to injury.
The current Bengal Sports Minister who still continues to play the game for Bengal, has scored tons of runs in domestic cricket. He was a key member of the Indian team in the early days of his career. However, injuries had a different plan for him and he couldn’t continue to be a part of the Indian team anymore and was dropped from the team.
Tamil Nadu’s pace bowler T Natarajan became a instant hit for the Indian team after making his debut. Team India had been lacking a quality left-arm pacer since Zaheer Khan and Ashish Nehra days. Everyone thought Natarajan to be that, however, constant injuries have ruled him out of the team. Though he continues to impress in the IPL, him being 31 is at the negative side for him and is unlikely to make a return to the team again.
Another Tamil Nadu cricketer, Washington Sundar can be considered the most unlucky player ever. After a greatly successful start to his International career in both the limited overs and in the longest format of the game, Sundar have frequently suffered injury at the most important phase of his career. He was also picked for a return to the team for the Zimbabwe series, however, he suffered what is believed to be his third injury since the beginning the IPL 2022, and was ruled out of the series.