#2 Devendra Bundela
Coming from one of the backwaters of cricket – the small town of Ujjain, Devendra Bundela has been one of the most prolific batsmen in the domestic arena. He made his Ranji debut in the 1995-96 season. But it was only in the 1998-99 season when he came into limelight, scoring 1008 runs in 11 matches, averaging 77.53.
He was made the skipper of the Madhya Pradesh team in 2010, but his greatest test of captaincy was seen when a TV sting operation listed out five domestic players engaged in spot-fixing. Two of the five were from the MP team.
The team could have been derailed by this enormous setback, but the skipper didn’t give up on the two and led the side into the playoffs in the 2015-2016 season. Bundela currently holds the record for being the 4th highest run-scorer in the Ranji with 8445 runs.Published 26 Oct 2016, 21:12 IST