5 Forgotten 1990s Stars Of Indian Cricket

Indian cricket during the 90s was a time where the sport went through a lot of ups and downs. While the definite positives were the debuts of many legends such as Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly, as well as a time when Sachin Tendulkar was at his roaring best, the match fixing allegations definitely put a black mark on the game.

There were also a few stars who represented the country but then went into oblivion. Here’s what they’re up to today:

Debasis Mohanty:

The first cricketer to represent India from Odisha, Mohanty is best remembered for an explosive spell against arch-rivals Pakistan that had them reeling in Toronto back in the day. He made his debut in 1997 and played till 2001.

He is also famous for having taken 10 wickets in an innings in the Duleep Trophy and finished with figures of 10/46. He was the coach of Odisha from 2011 up to 2017.

Abey Kuruvilla:

Standing at a massive 6’5’’, Kuruvilla was one of the tallest players to have played and is also one of the few players to have represented the country from Kerala. He made his debut in West Indies and is remembered for a 5 wicket spell in Barbados.

After retiring, Kuruvilla became the academy director of the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai. He is currently overlooking the Under-17 World Cup in India also.

Sunil Joshi:

The fomer Indian all-rounder was a player who played for the country between 1996 to 2001. He is best remembered for a superb spell of bowling where he finally finished with figures of 10-6-6-5. He finished with 41 and 69 wickets in Tests and ODIs respectively.

Joshi was a consultant for the Bangladeshi team before the Australia tour which they managed to draw 1-1.

Dodda Ganesh:

The former Karnataka cricketer, Dodda Ganesh made his debut against SA back in 1997. In the game, Gary Kirsten ended up becoming his first ever international victim. He managed to take 5 wickets in 4 games and played with an average of around 57. He managed one wicket in the only ODI that he played.

He took part in the Kannada version of Big Boss before applying for the post of India coach – A role he lost to Ravi Shastri.

Sadagopan Ramesh:

The opener from Tamil Nadu had a few good games for India and even amassed 1367 runs  in 19 Tests as well as 646 runs in the 24 ODIs that he played for the country. Ramesh was an opening batsman for the country.

After retiring, he became an actor who featured in movies such as Santosh Subramaniam and Potta Potti 50/50 in the Tamil industry.

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