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The current Indian team is said to have the best pacer department in India’s cricket history. Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are India’s fast bowlers who are currently dominating around the world.
The list doesn’t end here many rising stars in Indian cricket will surely turn out to be lethal as they gradually gain experience. Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur, and Deepak Chahar are some of the common names among them.
But there have been instances when the bowlers get success at their initial phase of career but as time passes they lose their shine. So, here we discuss the fast bowlers who faded away later after gaining fame. Let’s take a look.
10 Indian Pacers Who Shone Initially But Faded With Time
Recently-retired Irfan Pathan, who made the debut in the Indian team in 2003, was called a perfect all-rounder for Indian cricket. He caught the eye of everyone with his strong performance and was soon compared with Pakistan cricketer Wasim Akram.
His remarkable performance soon gave him a permanent palace in the final XI. Soon he evolved as a reproductive batsman but it affected his bowling quality.
And, over time, Irfan Pathan lost both swing and pace and he was dropped from the Indian team due to poor performance. Even the IPL franchise was not buying him. In January, the Broda player retired from all forms of cricket.