Here are some of the Legendary Cricketers Who Never Captained Team India. There are a lot of captains in the Indian team who have had some success, but there were also some great players who never got a chance to be the captain of the team. The report mentions four legendary Indian players who did not get a chance to captain after playing for a long time. Let’s take a look:
4) VVS Laxman:
In the second Test match against Australia held in Kolkata in 2001, VVS Laxman’s innings of 261 runs are still memorable. This ‘wrist magician’ was one of the best Test batsmen on the Indian team. Although he did not get a chance to play much in ODIs, he has played many great innings in Test cricket. However, VVS Lakshan did not get a chance to captain the Indian team. Currently, VVS Laxman is a commentator and Sunrisers Hyderabad mentor in IPL.
3) Harbhajan Singh:
Harbhajan Singh was the first Indian bowler to take a hat-trick in Test cricket. Then a great spin pairing was formed between Anil Kumble and him. He played for India in the 2003 and 2011 ODI World Cups and the 2007 Twenty20 World Cup. Harbhajan has captained the Mumbai Indians in several matches but has never had a chance to lead the national team.
2) Zaheer Khan:
Indian left-arm fast bowler Zaheer Khan has made foreign batsmen sweat with his pace and reverse swing. In the 2003 and 2011 ODI World Cups, Zaheer Khan led the team to success with his superb bowling. However, despite being a leading bowler and legend, he never got a chance to captain the Indian team. He is currently the bowling coach of the Mumbai Indians.
1) Yuvraj Singh:
Yuvraj Singh became known as the ‘Sixer King’ by hitting six sixes in a row in the T20 World Cup. He then led the Indian team to the 2011 ODI World Cup with his all-around performance. He was also a key player in the middle order and left the field after winning many matches. He captained Punjab in the opening season of the IPL but never got a chance to captain the Indian team.
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