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Five Indian cricketers who were unlucky not to have played more for their country

Rupin Kale
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#4 Subramaniam Badrinath

Mumbai Sports And Fitness
The right-handed batsman was probably born in the wrong era

When a middle-order boasts the likes of Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Sachin Tendulkar, and MS Dhoni, it cannot make space for any other cricketer, no matter how talented or tenacious he is.

Subramaniam Badrinath, who kept shining for Tamil Nadu through the years, never really got his due in the national side. The composed right-hander could only feature in two Tests and seven ODIs for India in his cricketing career. Despite piling runs galore in the domestic circuit, the star-studded Indian batting line-up never gave Badrinath a wide berth to burst onto the international scene.

Moreover, by the time these virtuosos hung up their boots, he was already in his 30s. The national selectors decided to invest in youngsters to secure a strong and formidable future of the team. The former CSK batsman could not fit the bill, and thus, was denied another opportunity for a much-deserved call-up to the Indian team.

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