Ranking top 10 male cricketers who always got overshadowed

Ranking top 10 male cricketers who always got overshadowed

Although every cricketer is great in his/her own rights, sometimes unfortunately there are players who never really get as much credit as they deserve.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul
Shivnarine Chanderpaul. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Cricket can sometimes become a very unjustified game if you are pursuing this sport fervently. Often there will be numerous instances where you will eventually end up like a flint rather than steel regardless of how much ever good you are in terms of producing a spark.

Since it’s an utter team sport there will always be some other individuals who will be a tad better than you eventually grabbing all the credit and limelight. Over the years, some of the game’s greatest cricketers have repeatedly encountered some similar occurrences where they have been overshadowed by some legendary honoured ones.

Although every cricketer is great in his/her own rights, sometimes unfortunately there are a few bunches of players who never really get as much credit as they deserve.

Hence in this list, let’s rank some cricketers who always have got overshadowed

10. Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan. (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP via Getty Images)

There’s no doubt that the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and skipper Virat Kohli have been the formidable centre-pieces of Indian batting in ODI cricket. Ever since their impregnable triumph in the 2013 Champions Trophy, the above trio has also scored the most number of runs for Team India in ODIs.

In fact, the opening duo of Dhawan and Rohit has dwelled itself at the fourth position especially when it comes to the list of highest opening partnership runs in ODIs. However, unfortunately, if we have to pick the above trio in India’s all-time ODI XI then there are chances that Shikhar Dhawan might not even be considered in the reserves whereas both Rohit and Virat will primarily walk into the main XI.

Sadly, that’s how vigorously the world’s current two best batters have overshadowed Dhawan despite the southpaw also being team India’s best chief when it comes to the ICC tournaments. In fact, even when it comes to picking India’s all-time top 3-4 openers in ODIs, possibly Dhawan’s name might come secondary after the likes of Tendulkar, Ganguly, Sehwag and Rohit Sharma.

Overall, being as someone who has already amassed the fourth most number of centuries (17) for India in ODIs doesn’t seem to get enough accreditation for his performances. All in all, while the cricketer might not enjoy the same prominence which the likes of Rohit and Virat endure but in the end, Dhawan can at least be remembered for keeping his commendable average of 45 plus intact in ODIs.