IPL has always been marked with controversies from its very beginning. From its spot fixing and betting to suspension of officials and franchises, it has been in the news all through. However, among all these, IPL has gifted us with some outstanding cricket, some excellent matches, excellent players and sportsmanship. As we look forward to the next edition of the Indian Premier League, let us take a step backwards, and try remembering the 5 important Indian talents that came into the picture through the IPL 2013 edition. Manan Vohra: This Under-19 young Indian cricketer is said to be the next Yuvraj Singh, according to some sources. With many records to his name in the domestic level in Punjab, this Chandigarh based young man lived up to the expectations of his team with a strike rate of 129.35 in the recent IPL. He had been an impact player for the Kings XI Punjab and was considered for the ‘Best Young Player’ honor. It is because of the IPL, this talented young Indian could show his class and has surely knocked the selector’s doors. Karan Sharma: This league of Hyderabad Sunrisers certainly made the strong bowling line up of his team even stronger. He, along with Amit Mishra, had defended some low scores quite brilliantly. Quite handy with the bat too, he was certainly a gem for the sunrises this year. His tight overs, miserly economy rates (5.59) and ability to pick up some important wickets at the right time, certainly make him a bright contender for a place in the national team in the near future. This 25 year old Uttar Pradesh cricketer can prove to be a match winner under any circumstances and we are sure to see more of him in the next IPL. Sanju Samson: This young baby-faced Keralite is a wicket-keeper batsman and was appointed the vice captain of U-19 national team for the triangular series in Australia. He is the youngest player in the IPL to score a half century. Though he was a part of the KKR franchisee last year, he debuted in this edition of IPL under Rajasthan Royals and showed his mettle straight away. He won many hearts with his cool, composed, match-winning innings quite a few times. His ability to stay in the middle and build a partnership, also accelerating at the right time, is an amazing quality. Judged as the ‘Best young player’, this young lad is certainly a one for the future. Mohit Sharma: The Haryana speedster is all set to make his debut for the national in the ongoing Zimbabwe series. A consistent performer for the Chennai Super Kings this season, his control of line and length is something that should be admired. In his debut for the Superkings, he solidified his place in the team by toppling the dangerous Delhi top order. Since then, he has mesmerized everyone with his consistent bowling spells and wicket taking abilities. The Indian pace attack is looking good now with these names coming into the picture and that’s a great gift we have got form IPL. Hanuma Vihari: At age 19, Hanuma Vihari has a balanced head, and that shows in his game. Despite no heroic innings yet, Vihari has delivered a couple of match winning performances. He hasn’t only shouldered responsibility to win a crucial match against RCB, but he also anchored a difficult run chase with precision. He will certainly give more match winning performances in the next year’s IPL and we hope to see him in the national side soon enough.