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10 cricketers whose reputation became larger than their teams'

The game of cricket has seen many superstars, but some of them tend to earn a greater reputation than even the teams they represent.

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Top 5 / Top 10 09 Jan 2016, 18:47 IST
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There are superstars in every sport played anywhere around the world. Even cricket is no stranger to superstars as there have been plenty of them in the history of the game. These individuals have excelled in one or more departments and have given their respective teams several moments to cherish.While the success for many of these superstars went hand in hand with their team's success, there have been a few who built reputations which superseded that of their teams. Here are 10 popular cricketers who went on to become more important than the teams that they represented.

#10 Yuvraj Singh - Punjab

There are also instances in domestic cricket where certain players have held a reputation which is beyond that of their teams. The most recent one which has come into focus is Yuvraj Singhs image for the Punjab side in Indias domestic circuit.

Yuvraj did not play too often for Punjab when he was a regular for the Indian team. However, ever since he went out of favour in the national side, he has started playing for his state side on a consistent basis.

As expected, the southpaw has much more weightage in terms of popularity than his team and they come in the news only when Yuvraj plays well for them. Although batsmen like Mandeep Singh have been far more consistent, it is Yuvraj Singh who hogs the limelight all the time.

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