4 prodigies of Indian cricket who could not make a big name for themselves
Donning the India jersey is the matter of pride for any Indian player. For most of the players, the jersey remains an elusive dream and for few it becomes a reality. The responsibility that comes with having your name on it is huge, and only handful are able to cope up with the ever mounting pressure of expectations and responsibilities. The pressure becomes insurmountable, when you start young into a game people treat as a religion.
Cricket is a religion in India and there are expectations attached every time a player comes on the field to perform. Millions of eyes watch every shot played, every dot ball and every chance missed as a batsmen, bowler or a fielder. The mistakes never escape the eye, if they have an impact on the eventual result.
The expectations start building up from the early stage of a career. In Cricket, U-19 events like World Cup and Asia Cup are big tournaments. Any good performance made in such events is etched into the memory forever and often pave the way to the entrance in senior team.
In the past, there have been many performances in the U-19 tournaments, which have catapulted the players to the epitome of success. Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Shikhar Dhawan, Virender Sehwag are some of the finest, who rose after their brilliant performances in their U-19 roles.
While the U-19 tournaments have given Indian team some of their finest players, there are players who couldn’t make it big in the International cricket. Although, most of them played in big tournaments and important matches, yet the success always eluded them. Let’s have a look at few of those players.