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5 cricketers from 1990s who are still playing

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jul 6, 2016, 4:33 pm IST
Updated Jul 6, 2016, 4:33 pm IST
Chris Gayle to Harbhajan Singh, the list is interesting.
Chris Gayle to Harbhajan Singh, the list is interesting. (Photo: AFP)
 Chris Gayle to Harbhajan Singh, the list is interesting. (Photo: AFP)

Mumbai: Cricket went through a change in the 1990s. Coloured jerseys in ODI cricket, growth of stars like Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara, rivalry between India-West Indies. It was also the time when Pakistan had the best bowling attack in the world; lot changed since then but there are a few cricketers from the era, still plying their trade in the middle.

Tillakaratne Dilshan: He even featured in Asia Cup T20 and ICC World Twenty20 recently. Dilshan is the founder of the trademark scoop shot, known as ‘Dilscoop’. He made his debut in 1999.

 

Shahid Afridi: The forever young Afridi, broke into the cricket world with a 37-ball 102 against Sri Lanka, in 1996. He has been the skipper, announced retirements and made comebacks; it seems he will still be around for Twenty20 cricket.

Chris Gayle: The Jamaican giant stitched partnerships with a generation of West Indies cricketers – from Lara, Shivnarine Chanderpaul to the now Dwayne Bravo. He is clearly the king, ruling since 1999.

Rangana Herath: The Sri Lankan off-spinner couldn’t be a regular in the side due to the presence of Muttiah Muralitharan in the nineties. Now, the 70-Test old veteran’s presence boosts the youngsters in the team.

 

Harbhajan Singh: He toured with the team to Australia, Bangladesh for Asia Cup T20 and was also a part of the World T20 squad. He didn’t get a game in the mega event but his experience guided young spinners in the side. He made his debut in 1998 against New Zealand at Sharjah.

 

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