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5 Indians whose Careers went Downhill after winning the 2011 World Cup

Akash Singhal
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India v Sri Lanka - 2011 ICC World Cup Final
It was a memorable moment when India won the World Cup after 28Years

The Indian team that won the 2011 world cup was a star-studded team.

Under the captaincy of MS Dhoni, the team had several players who were playing with the ultimate dream of winning the world champions tag, and it was a memorable moment to see many of them crying with happiness on winning the final on 2nd April, 2011.

But as it turned out, many of the players saw a sudden downfall in their careers post the tournament, shortening their careers abruptly. Here is a look at them.


Honorable Mention : S Sreesanth



India v Australia - 2011 ICC World Cup Warm Up Game
S Sreesanth was a highly aggressive player, but could not channelise the energy into performances

A highly talented and even more aggressive fast bowler, Shantakumaran Sreesanth looked like being the answer to India’s fast bowling problems in the early stages of his career.

Though he could be expensive many times due to lesser control, he possessed the ability turn matches on their head with some decisive spells of bowling, which could be seen in the 27 tests and 53 ODIs he played for India.

Sreesanth was not a part of the initial squad that India had announced for the 2011 World cup, but got a chance to play in place of the injured Praveen Kumar.

He only played two matches in the tournament, which included the final, not taking a single wicket in either of those.

Ironically, the World cup final turned out to be his last ODI as he was dropped from the side post that. He could have still made a comeback to the team, but the spot fixing scandal in IPL 2013 meant that he could never make a return, and now is banned for life.

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Akash Singhal
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Cricket is my first love, my wife comes second! An HR by profession, I love following cricket in my free time and rarely miss out on any international matches. Love to discuss views and counter views on teams, players and tournaments.
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