3 legendary cricketers who made a dramatic comeback in the Indian team


Professional sports can be very cruel when you don’t get a second chance. While some players get a chance to play for a long time despite poor form, they are dropped from the team only after a long time. So some people are shown the wrong way and rarely get a second chance.

It is a big test of a player’s confidence, dedication to the game and hard work. But there are some great players who also make dramatic comebacks. While the return of players is like a noose around the neck for some, for others it marks the beginning of a new morning.

Today, let’s take a look at 3 Indian team legends who made dramatic comebacks to the national team.


3 legendary cricketers who made a dramatic comeback in the Indian team


#3: Harbhajan Singh

When Harbhajan Singh was destroying the Australian innings like a pack of cards in the historic Kolkata Test in 2001, he had already become the country’s star. But from 2007 onwards, Bhajji’s performances started declining and he kept sitting out of the team. Things started going out of hand when he was dropped from the ODI team in 2011. He was in the 2012 I.P.L. He failed to impress and was also dropped from the Test team in 2013.

The rise of Ashwin further increased Turbanator’s problems and he was completely out of form. Harbhajan was rewarded for his stellar performances in the 2014 and 2015 IPL and was recalled to the team for the one-off Test against Bangladesh. He also returned to the ODI and T20I squads for the Zimbabwe tour. Harbhajan worked hard to make a comeback into the team but he failed to impress with his performance and could not make a comeback into the team.


#2 Sourav Ganguly

Whenever the matter of forced return to the Indian team comes up, the name of Sourav Ganguly first comes to mind. Ganguly scored just three runs on his ODI debut against the West Indies and was immediately dropped from the team. He returned to the ODI team in 1996 and then got the chance to make his Test debut against England at the historic ground of Lord’s as Navjot Singh Sidhu was dropped in dramatic fashion.

Ganguly became only the third Indian cricketer to score a century on debut. In 2005, Ganguly had to step down from the captaincy due to poor form and disputes with coach Greg Chappell.

Following Ganguly’s controversial removal, there were protests against Chappell across the country. However, Sourav Ganguly, who was described as a warrior, made a strong comeback in dramatic fashion against South Africa in 2006. He has scored a lot of runs on this tour. After this he returned to the ODI team against West Indies and played a brilliant inning of 98 runs in the first match.

#1 Mohinder Amarnath

Mohinder Amarnath made his debut against Australia in 1969 but failed to impress and was soon dropped from the team. He had to wait for seven years to get a second chance in the Test team and finally made a comeback in 1976 against New Zealand. Amarnath scored 64 runs on his return and followed this with an all-round performance of 75 runs and 4 wickets in the next Test in Christchurch.

Amarnath was very successful in Test and ODI at that time. Initially, he was considered a bowling all-rounder, but soon established himself as a top-order batsman. He was part of the Indian team that won the 1983 World Cup. He was chosen Man of the Tournament in the World Cup. He went through many bad times, but he remained out of the team for some time and made a strong comeback every time. Talking about Indian cricket, Amarnath was considered the king of comebacks.