8 cricketers who played for Indian teams and then represented other countries
Over the years, there have many cricketers of Indian origin who played for other countries. Starting from the days of Ranjit Sinhji, many famous cricketers who hailed from India and later represented a different country altogether.
So, we thought of looking back at the cricketers who either played for the Indian national team or played in the Indian domestic circuit before going on to play for another country.
Here is the list.
Disclaimer: There can be other cricketers as well. But we picked the ones about whom we found conclusive data and evidence.
1. Gul Mohammad
Gul Mohammad belonged to the rare breed of cricketers who have represented two countries in Tests. He played eight times for India and once for Pakistan.
Born in 1921, Gul, as a youth, played for Islamia College and made his debut in the Ranji Trophy in 1938 for Northern India.
An attacking left-handed batsman who could also bowl left-arm seamers at medium pace, Mohammad made his debut for India in 1946 but took Pakistan Citizenship in 1955. He played just one Test for his new country in 1956 before handling various roles in the Pakistan cricket body.