5 Cricketers who won the World Cup but not IPL

There are many World Cup winning Champions who still haven’t been able to win the IPL.

Mitchell Starc of Australi
Mitchell Starc of Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)

Ask any cricketer what his ultimate dream is and they will say it is to play for their country and win the World Cup. Out of the millions of players, only a handful of them get the opportunity to represent their country and only a few out of those get the honour to represent their country in a World Cup.

Over the years very few players have been able to fulfill their dream of winning the World cup. “This is the biggest moment of my life”, this is what Sachin Tendulkar had to say after India won the World Cup in 2011. So you can just imagine what it must like to win Cricket’s Biggest Price.

But since the inception of IPL in 2008, winning the cash-rich tournament has now become cricket’s second biggest price and players across the world dream to be a part of an IPL winning team. Rohit Sharma has won it 5 times, Harbhajan singh and Ambati Rayudu have won it 4 times. But there are many World Cup winning Champions who still haven’t been able to win the IPL.

Today let’s look at some of the most prominent WC winning players who haven’t won an IPL

1. Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo by Shaun Botterill-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

Arguably the best batsman in the world right now and one of the greatest limited overs batsman of all time. Unfortunately, Virat Kohli is also the first name that comes to mind when we think about the players who haven’t won an IPL. In his debut World cup in 2011, he won the championship with India but being the only player to have played for the same franchise for 12 seasons, Virat Kohli hasn’t won a single IPL trophy with the RCB.

He came closest to winning it in 2016 when RCB reached the finals only to be beaten by SRH. But that season will always be remembered for Virat’s heroic batting performance as he stacked up 973 runs hitting four centuries. He will surely be determined to go one step further come IPL 2020.


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