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Top 5 players from yesteryear who would have set the IPL on fire had they played

Nikhil Potnis
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Kapil Dev would have been a motivating type of person in the dressing room
Kapil Dev would have been a motivating type of person in the dressing room

We are in the 11th season of the IPL and surely one question must have come in the minds of all IPL fans; what if Kapil Dev was playing for Mumbai Indians? Would he be the captain? At what strike rate would he hit? OR What if Waqar Younis played for SunRisers Hyderabad? Would he bowl in the death overs? How would players counter his reverse swing and his toe-crushing Yorkers? It is a real pity that such greats were not able to play in the modern era. 

So here are 5 players who would have rocked cricket’s biggest carnival.



#5 BS Chandrashekhar

Chandra had a very good record abroad, where took 42 wickets from 5 matches
Chandra had a very good record abroad, where took 42 wickets from 5 matches

The great Viv Richards had once said that the two bowlers whom he feared the most were Dennis Lillee and Bhagwath Chandrashekar. Hailing from Mysore in Karnataka, Chandra was not a great turner of the cricket ball, but his true weapons were his accuracy and his googlies. He is the type of bowler who would dominate the middle overs in the IPL.

Part of the famous spin quartet comprising of equally talented bowlers like Prasanna, Venkatraghavan, and Bedi, what set him apart from the others was that he was a leg-spinner. A huge asset to any team he really would have been an icon or someone the youngsters would look up to.

RCB would have loved to acquire his services seeing the slow nature of the pitch in Bengaluru. Moreover, his resounding success abroad would surely have set many doubts in the batsmen’s mind.

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