Cricket is India’s most popular sport, and cricketers are among the most well-known persons in the country. As a result, the majority of aspiring players look up to cricketers as role models and aspire to emulate their abilities and traits. However, there are a lot of individuals in India that desire to play cricket, but not everyone has an opportunity to do so.
As a result, they put their abilities to work for another squad, shattering records and accumulating numbers. While a lack of chances is not the sole factor, family obligations or other unavoidable circumstances may force a player to relocate to another country to improve their skills. There have been some prominent Indian cricketers who have gone on to play for other countries.
Let’s look at few Indian-origin players who played in PSL.
1. Sunil Narine
Sunil Narine, a West Indies spinner of Indian descent, has played in the Pakistan Super League with the Lahore Qalandars. In the Indian Premier League, Narine is a member of the Kolkata Knight Riders. Many batsmen have been disturbed by his mysterious spin, and he can also score runs fast with the bat.
2. Samit Patel
Samit Patel is a cricketer of Indian descent who has played for England at the international level. Samit is an ambidextrous all-rounder who bats right-handed and bowls left-arm spin. Patel has represented England in six Tests, 36 One-Day Internationals, and 18 Twenty20 Internationals. Patel has represented the Lahore Qalandars in the Pakistan Super League. The 36-year-old has carved up a reputation for himself in the game’s shortest version, but he has yet to play in the Indian Premier League.
3. Ravi Bopara
Ravi Bopara is an all-rounder of Indian origin who has represented England in international cricket. Bopara is a fast-bowling all-rounder who has played for several IPL clubs during his T20 career. Bopara is capable of hitting the ball powerfully. He can also bowl right-arm medium pace for the squad and pick up some wickets. As a consequence, he was signed by the Multan Sultans in the Pakistan Super League. He scored 58 runs against Karachi Kings for Peshawar Zalmi in PSL 2021.
4. Denesh Ramdin
Denesh Ramdin is another Indian-born cricketer who has played in the Pakistan Super League for the Lahore Qalandars. Ramdin is a wicket-keeper batsman who has played for the West Indies in international cricket. Ramdin has appeared in almost 200 Twenty20 matches. The IPL teams, like Samit Patel, have shown little interest in Ramdin’s talents during the previous 13 years.