5 Indian players fans always want to see in the national team
These players have massive fan following in India.
Updated - Mar 29, 2020 4:51 pm
Cricket has a huge following in India. Sachin Tendulkar, one of the most complete batsmen the sport has ever seen, is worshipped as God of Cricket in the country. And even other cricketers like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni among others have immense fan following.
However, some of the fan-favourite players are no more the part of the national team. This leads to their fans, time and again, expressing their disappointment on social media. No wonder the fans love to see their favourite cricketer donning the India jersey and plunder runs or pick wickets. But the selectors weigh in on the form and the performance and pick the team, not by seeing the fan-following.
Here we bring you the five Indian players fans always want to see playing for national team:
1. Suresh Raina
Suresh Raina, known as Chinna Thala in Chennai, has massive fan following and every time the Indian team for any limited-overs series is selected, the fans wait for his name to pop up in the squad. However, the selectors have moved on from him it seems and are exploring other options. However, Raina himself recently said that he is hoping to make a comeback to the Indian team with two T20 World Cups set to be played.
As of now, the doors of the national team seem to be shut for the southpaw. Raina, who became father for the second time earlier this week, last donned the blue jersey on India’s tour of England in the ODI series. He was lucky to get a chance in the middle-order as Ambati Rayudu failed the fitness tests and had a great opportunity to seal his place in the line-up ahead of the 2019 World Cup.
But the left-hander returned with mediocre numbers and was eventually dropped from the team after the series. Since then, Raina has been sidelined and he last played competitive cricket in the IPL last year. Soon after the IPL, he underwent a surgery and missed the 2019-20 domestic season.