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5 Cricketers who returned after temporary break

Gaurav Singh
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16 Sep 2016, 20:19 IST
mohammad amir
A  cricketer should have the temperament to come back in the team with magnificent performances

Cricket attracts a large number of spectators around the globe. The ICC has 10 full-time members, 39 associate members, and 56 affiliate members, which bring the total number of countries where cricket is played officially to 105.

Cricket requires determination and a heavy amount of sacrifice. There are only few who can meet that heavy expense of sacrifice and hard work. To succeed at International level, you need to perform regularly with same passion and spirit.

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International Cricket also requires a great amount of strength and temperament because, after a poor period on the field, a cricketer should have the temperament to come back in the team with magnificent performances. There are numerous players who made an astonishing comeback in the International arena after a bad phase in their career.

Here we look at the five Cricketers who suffered a bad period and made their comeback after a temporary break.

5. Shaun Tait

Shaun Tait

Due to his muscular build up and a brutal pace, Shaun Tait can terrorize any great batsman in the world. He made his Test debut in 2005 against England and his ODI debut against the same team in 2007.

After initial appearances in the International arena, people started comparing him with the great Jeff Thomson due to his ability to generate a huge amount of pace with a sling arm action and a short run-up.

The world marveled at the fast bowling of Tait in 2010 against England when he registered the speed of 160.7km/h and delivered the second fastest ball of all-time. Pundits and fans often criticize him due to his unpredictability but at his best, he can decimate any world class batting line-up.


His moment of glory came in ICC 2007 Cricket World Cup when he finished second highest wicket taker with 23 wickets at an average of 20.30 in 11 matches. However, his action and extreme pace proved very tough for his body and mind.

In 2008 Tait took an indefinite break from Cricket, citing physical and emotional exhaustion. He returned to International Cricket in 2008/09 season but due to horrific injuries in past, he then took an indefinite break from the Test Cricket as well to concentrate on the limited formats.

However, after an abortive World Cup campaign 2011, he retired from ODIs straight afterward and quit state cricket later that year. After his retirement from the ODI Cricket, Tait continues to impress everyone in the T20 format with his furious bowling. 

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