IPL: 5 unsung heroes in 11 years of IPL history
IPL has unearthed several local talents and has opened the gates for many youngsters to prove their talents to the cricketing world. Several Indian nationals including Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal and Ravichandran Ashwin owe their success to the IPL and their respective franchises.
But the efforts of many Unsung Heroes have remained unnoticed in 11 years of IPL. Here is a list of 5 such heroes and a sneak-peek into their impactful performances.
#5 Subramaniam Badrinath
At one point in time, Badrinath was considered to be the backbone of the CSK middle order. Whenever the CSK top order collapsed, Badri soaked the pressure along with MS Dhoni and made sure CSK reached a defendable score. Adding to his batting skills, he was an athletic fielder and also a quick runner between the wickets.
Badri played for CSK from IPL 2008 to 2013 and piled up 1441 runs from 95 matches with numerous match-saving innings. He was later picked by RCB in 2015 but failed to make a single appearance for them.