With modernity, the world has become a global village with an increasing cosmopolitan culture. People travel a great deal and even choose to live in other parts of the world for a change in occupation or lifestyle. The continents of Europe, Australia and America are in fact driven by a booming Asian population who live and work there.Over the years, many people from the Asian communities have made these distant lands their home and contributed hugely to the success of the countries they are living in. Cricket is no different, with many players of Asian origin doing well for other countries.Let us look at 10 such current Asian-origin cricketers who have tasted success elsewhere. Retired players have not been considered for this list.
#10 Mudassar Bukhari (Netherlands)
When Netherlands secured their final berth in the World T20 qualifier at Malahide, the hero who scripted their victory was Mudassar Bukhari. His fiery spell of 4 for 28 helped Netherlands clinch the semi-final tie. This was, however, nothing extraordinary for Bukhari who has come to be recognised as one of the most reliable all-rounders in Netherlands.
Originally of Pakistani descent, Bukhari is known as a bowling all-rounder as he has scored vital runs as a pinch hitter for Netherlands in the past. He has scored 516 ODI runs which includes two half-centuries. He also has 57 wickets from 46 ODIs at a healthy economy of 4.71.