7 Cricketers who never got the credit they deserved
As cricket is a team sport, there are certain players who just don't get an equal amount of credit for what they are doing on the field for their side.
Updated - Apr 18, 2020 4:32 pm
When you play for your country and perform well over the years, it’s only obvious that you will get a lot of recognition. However, not every player is lucky to have the limelight on them. As cricket is a team sport, there are certain players who just don’t get an equal amount of credit for what they are doing on the field for their side.
Over the years, there are many stars of the game who have been celebrated by the cricket fraternity. But, again, there are some players who didn’t get the credit they deserved. Without further to do, let us dive into our pick of 7 cricketers who never got the credit they deserved.
Here are five such cricketers:
1. Paul Collingwood
Paul Collingwood probably one of the least talked about English cricketers, but his achievements are just too good to be ignored. The man from Durham made his debut in the early 2000s and went on to play for the English team until 2011. He played a vital role through this time and was a perfect companion to someone like Andrew Flintoff.
With the bat in hand, he had something of a key role to play in both Tests and ODIs. In fact, he averaged above 40 in red-ball cricket and close to 36 in ODIs. He has also picked up 111 wickets in the one-day format. At one point in time, he was England most capped ODI player as well.
However, his biggest contribution to English cricket was that he led the national team to a World cup win. In 2010, Collingwood and his side went on to win the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup (known as World T20 then). He was dropped from the squad after the World Cup 2011 and never made a comeback He went on to play county cricket till 2018.