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3 Forgotten Indian Cricketers from the 90s

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3.06K   //    20 Feb 2019, 09:12 IST


Javagal Srinath and Robin Singh
Javagal Srinath and Robin Singh

Over the last two decades, Indian cricket has come off age in every department, be it the infrastructure, the governing bodies, facilities etc. Since the 2000’s till date, Indian cricket has improved a lot and the results are showing up.

BCCI needs to be credited largely for investing in the game and taking it to another level. Indian Premier League has taken Indian cricket to another level and this has resulted in the upbringing of a whole new lot of new generation players who are willing to express themselves in the bigger stage.

The Indian Premier League is into its 12th season and over the years, we have seen many Indian players be it the veterans or the youngsters showcase their talent on the big arena. While IPL has given life to many youngsters, it also helped the veterans play the game after their national duties were done.

However, Indian cricket wasn’t the same as it was now in the 90s. Team India had its struggles when it comes to results. Many players who had the opportunity to perform well and showcase their talent couldn’t live upto the expectations, while many talents who had a promising start went unnoticed at the latter stages.

In this article, we look at 3 forgotten Indian Cricketers from the 90’s.


#1 Robin Singh

Robin Singh
Robin Singh

Robin Singh is still regarded as one of the best fielders that India has seen in the 90’s. Singh, a West Indian by birth migrated to India in his teens. After making a sloppy debut against West Indies in 1989, the left-handed batsman had to wait for 7 years to represent Team India again.

He made a name for himself with his aggressive fielding and his ability to catch throwing himself in the air. A left-handed batsman and a handy medium pace bowler, Robin Singh scored 2336 runs in 136 games at an average of 25.96 and picked up 69 wickets with the best figures of 5/22.

Despite having a consistent run in the early and late 90’s he never set the stage on fire, which resulted in him being left out of the team in the early 2000’s. He last played an ODI in 2001 against Australia at home, where he scored 16 runs in a game that India ended up losing.

Currently, Singh is part of coaching staff for franchise teams such as Barbados Tridents and Northern Warriors.

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