5 Legendary Cricketers Who Struggled To Perform On Indian Pitches

Five Legendary Cricketers Who Struggled To Perform On Indian Pitches

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It takes a huge time to become a legendary cricketer in international cricket as only a few reaches on this top-level who remains desperate for their passions. Like every other cricketer, they also face numerous tough periods, but they always return in the best way, which helps them to evolve their character to the legendary level.

Every legendary cricketer achieves success not only in their home venues but also in the away venues, even in the toughest conditions. But sometimes they fail to perform strongly in at least one away country. Let’s take a look.

Here we are talking about five legendary cricketers who mostly struggled to perform on Indian pitches.

Graeme Smith (South Africa)

legendary cricketer, Graeme Smith
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Legendary South African cricketer Graeme Smith was one of the finest left-handed batsmen during his generation. Though the great South African leader was the top-class batsmen in every format, his performances in Test cricket were more powerful.

The left-handed batsman scored 9,265 runs in 205 Test innings (117 Test matches) with an average of 48.25. He hit 27 centuries and 38 half-centuries in Test career.

But if we see his Test performances on the Indian soil, it had the lowest average among all the countries. After playing 12 Test innings in India (seven Test matches), Smith scored 431 runs with an average of 35.91. In India, he hit three half-centuries, including his best score 73.

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