5. Hashim Amla

The South African legend, HashimAmla, was of Indian descent and he played some whirlwind knocks in all three formats of the game. His father belonged to Surat, Gujarat before settling in Durban where Hashim was born and raised. At the age of 21, he made his debut against India at Eden Gardens.

4. Ish Sodhi

Born in Ludhiana, Punjab, Sodhi moved with his family to New Zealand at the tender age of just four. He went on to play cricket and learn leg-spin. It is a matter of respect for him to grow as a frontline spinner in New Zealand where the pitches don’t offer anything for the slower bowlers.

3. Nasser Hussain

Nasser Hussain, a British commentator, and former English cricketer is a prominent figure on this list. He is recognized as one of the most revered commentators in the world having a wealth of knowledge in the game. He was born in Madras (now Chennai) and migrated to England with his family as a child.

2. Monty Panesar

The former English international cricketer was primarily known for his exploits during the memorable England tour of India in 2012. Born in Luton, England, to Indian parents, he was a Sikh. His parents moved from Punjab to Luton and settled with their family.

1. Ajaz Patel

Ajaz Patel, a left-arm spinner from New Zealand, is the most recent addition to this elite league of legends. On the field of cricket, he had his greatest day when he took a ten-wicket haul against his own country, India, in his hometown Mumbai.