The Indian cricket team is one of the most followed sporting teams anywhere in the world. The players are subject to tremendous fanfare and adulation, and they become cult heroes and household names. Thus, when these players drop out of the radar due to indifferent form, there is tremendous amount of interest whenever any squad is announced.
Hence, when Gautam Gambhir was included into the Test squad in the recently concluded Test series against New Zealand fans welcomed the move and were very keen to follow the performance of the 34-year old veteran. Gambhir did not disappoint either and scored an impressive 50 in the second innings which helped India amass a huge target for New Zealand in relatively quick time.
There is a definite emotional connect with these players as they have been legends and match-winners when they were in their pomp, and thus Indian fans would love to see these players make a comeback. Here in this list, we take a look at 5 such players whose comebacks would gladden the hearts of cricket fans.
#5 Yusuf Pathan
The elder Pathan was the toast of the town after the first two seasons of the Indian Premier League and there was massive expectation from him, because of his hitting abilities. With his raw power and belligerent big hits, Yusuf was cut out for the shorter versions. He did get his chance and played few memorable innings for India, but then his inconsistency was his biggest enemy, and he had to be eventually dropped.
However, Yusuf has shown glimpses of returning to form with Kolkata Knight Riders and has carried out the role of a finisher with tremendous impact. There was never any doubt over his talent, but there were always concerns about his ability to withstand pressure. But then, his role with KKR has given ample indications that the man has grown and he deserves another go in the Indian team, especially in the Twenty20 squad.