In our country cricket is not just a sport it is a religion. People love to watch cricket, to play cricket and that’s why cricket tops the viewership chart in our country. In India, cricketers are not considered any less than film stars in terms of glory and earnings. Just Be Witty brings you a list of Indian Cricketers Who Played just 1 T20I.
It’s a childhood dream for many to make a career and represent the country in cricket. But everyone does not get the chance, only a few are able to represent multiple times while others get the limited opportunity.
Here is the list of Indian cricketers who played just 1 T20I for some reason or other
1. Sachin Tendulkar
Yes, you read it right, Sachin Tendulkar who is considered god of cricket has played only 1 T20I. The man who is remembered for his records and his contribution in Indian cricket, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar has featured in India’s inaugural T20I. India won that match against South Africa, but Sachin realized this format requires much energy thus made way for youngsters.
2. S Badrinath
S Badrinath was a prolific run scorer for Tamil Nadu in the domestic circuit, scoring runs almost at his will but was not able to make an impact in international cricket due to lack of opportunity.
He scored 37 balls 45 in his only T20I against Windies and helped India to beat home team by 16 runs.
3. Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid is one of the most selfless men in Indian cricketing circuit. Dravid made his only T20I outing against England exciting for his fan. He made 21 balls 31 which includes 3 consecutive sixes, which made crowd came alive.
4. Dinesh Mongia
Dinesh Mongia who had appeared in India’s limited-overs internationals for India. He was an integral part of Indian batting line up in 2003 world cup. Sadly, lack of consistency and match-fixing controversy saw him play just 57 ODIs and one T20I between 2001 to 2007.
5. Parvez Rasool
Parvez Rasool is the first player to represent India from Jammu & Kashmir. He is an all-rounder batsman who bowls off-spin. With age on his side, it will be no surprise to see Rasool get many opportunities.
6. Rishi Dhawan
7. Pawan Negi
8. Karn Sharma
9. Sreenath Arvind