5 players from the 1990s who are still playing international cricket
Cricket took a change for the better in the 1990s, and incorporated a lot of modifications which gave it a global reach and made it a raging phenomenon, especially in the subcontinent.
A number of star players made their debut in the final part of the last millennium and had long and illustrious careers. Although most of them have retired, a handful of them are still active in international cricket. Here’s a look at five players, who made their international debut in the 1990s.
A T20 phenomenon since the format’s introduction in international cricket, Chris Gayle has had his share of tiffs and disputes with the West Indies Cricket Board, but has managed to extend his career into its seventeenth season with stellar performances over the years. One of only three batsmen to score a triple century in Tests, Gayle has broken many milestones with his trailblazing manner of batting.
Having played more than a 100 Tests and 250 ODIs, Gayle has over 7000 runs in each format. However, he has made the T20 format his own, scoring two international and as many as 17 domestic tons in the shortest version of the game. He made his debut in the West Indian side way before the format was even introduced, more precisely in September 1999. Facing the Indian bowlers at Toronto, he came ahead of Brian Lara at No.4, and could manage just a solitary run before being bowled by the gentle pace of Robin Singh.
He now makes sporadic appearances in ODIs, but was part of the triumphing World T20 side in March this year.