Cricket is one of the favorite Sports of Indians. Every sports person dreams of becoming a cricketer when he/she grows up. Players start preparing themselves from a very young age so that they can play at the professional level as soon as possible.
Competition for Becoming a cricketer is very tough in India. It requires a lot of talent and hard work to be able to present one’s country in International Cricket or be able to start the game professionally. Although many Indian Cricketers have started their Careers late and have done wonders after that too. Let’s have a look at the cricketers who became a part of the Indian Squad later.
Sanjay Bangar– Sanjay Bapusaheb Bangar is a retired Indian cricket player who played as an all-rounder. He represented Indian in the Test and ODI format of the Game and was the assistant coach of the Indian team from 2014-2019. Bangar started his professional career very late at the age of 29. He made his Test debut against England on 3 December 2001 and played for Indian Team only from 2001-2004. On 25 January 2002, Sanjay made his ODI debut against England.
Despite starting late and only playing for 3 years, he played 12 Test Matches and scored 470 runs with a high score of 100 runs not out. He also played for Indian in 15 ODI and scored 180 runs with a high score of 57 runs not out.
|Born||11 October 1972|
|Birth Place||Beed, Maharashtra|
|Debut||Test- 3 December 2001|
ODI- 25 January 2002
Kedar Jadhav– Kedar Mahadev Jadhav also started his international career very late. Jadhav also started his career at the age of 29 years. Kedar Jadhav is a batting all-rounder who plays for Maharashtra and India. Kedar Jadhav has also played for many Indian Premier League Franchises. He made his ODI debut on 16 November 2014 against Sri Lanka and T20 debut against Zimbabwe on 17 July 2015.
Kedar Jadhav has played 73 ODI matches for India and has scored 1,389 runs with having a high score of 120 and has even taken 27 wickets. He has also played 9 T20 matches and has scored 122 runs. He has a high score of 58 runs.
|Born||26 March 1985|
|Debut||ODI- 16 November 2014|
T20- 17 July 2015
When we look at these players, we can see one thing that it’s better late than never. Success comes to those who do hard work, it might be late but they get fruit for their hard work.