5 Indian cricket stars who have played in foreign leagues
It all started from the GT20 Canada back in July 2019.
Updated - Dec 13, 2020 6:19 pm
With the advent of the T20 extravaganza in the cricketing arena, the sporting landscape has changed upside down. The cash-rich tournament has become the latest fad in front of the eyes of the eternal fans of the sport. As the corporates have walked down the red carpet, cricket has apparently been infected with exclusive wealth like never before.
From India, Australia, South Africa to Pakistan along with Bangladesh and recently Sri Lanka, every cricket-freak nation has embraced the money-induced leagues much to the delight of the fans. Therefore, the sporting pomp and show cannot achieve success without the presence of cricketing heavyweights. The professionals in the business are required to showcase their A-game in every match so that they remain glamourous in the eyes of the franchise owners.
On that note, this article attempts to stress the top 5 Indian cricketers who have donned the jerseys of foreign leagues till now. Interestingly, the Indian cricket board BCCI does not entertain giving a NOC (No Objection Certificate) to Indian players who are featuring in the national team.
Hence, the players are given a green signal only when they have called it a day from their international career. In the last one and half years or so, a number of players have gone on to represent foreign leagues
Here are the 5 Indian cricket stars who have played in foreign leagues:
1. Yuvraj Singh
The Punjab-based cricketer is one of the finest willow-wielders during his tenure. Yuvraj Singh stormed into the national side in 2000 on the back of brilliant runs in domestic cricket. The left-hander boasts of electrifying shots under his sleeves. He became a national reckoning after his rock-solid 121-stand with Mohammad Kaif against the Three lions Ln the NatWest Finals.
Eventually, India under the leadership of Sourav Ganguly registered a thumping victory that brought glory and pride to Indian cricket. In 40 Tests, the batting all-rounder amassed 1900 runs at the average of 33.93. Talking about the IPL, he has smashed 1177 runs in 58 matches at a stunning strike rate of 136 much to his credit.
Also, the swashbuckler has tasted his bowling skills plenty of times. Till now, he has plucked 36 crucial breakthroughs at an economy of 7.44. Therefore, his batting suaveness and cricketing wits have made him a prime contender in foreign leagues as well. Notable, he retired from international cricket in 2019 which opened his doors to extravagant T20 leagues stretching across the oceans.
Yuvraj became a part of the Global T20 League in Canada as well as the Abu Dhabi T10 League last year. It will be exciting to see whether the 38-year-old manages to bag hefty deals with other franchises in the upcoming days or not.