5 Most loved overseas cricketers in India
Be it due to the IPL or any other reason, the Indian fans end up admiring these overseas players a lot.
Updated - Mar 19, 2019 6:00 pm
In a cricket crazy nation like India, not often do people go out of the blue and support the overseas players. The Indians back their players to the extreme and love their cricketers. But at times, be it due to the IPL or any other reason, the fans in the country end up admiring the overseas players a lot.
The aficionadi extend immense support to some of the overseas cricketers – both during the IPL as well as when they play for their nation. These overseas cricketers have got a huge fan following in the country and the fans rally behind them wherever they go.
Here are five of the most loved overseas cricketers in India:
1. Shoaib Malik
Very few Pakistani cricketers find a decent amount of fan base in India. Batting all-rounder Shoaib Malik is one of those players from Pakistan who enjoys decent support from the Indians. Malik is soft-spoken and is regarded to be one of the gentlemen of the game.
In fact, the 37-year-old is married to the Indian tennis star Sania Mirza. The cricketer has been around the international circuit since 1999. He represented Pakistan in over 400 international matches and also toured India many times with the team. Malik played 7 games in the IPL for the Delhi Capitals (then, Delhi Daredevils).