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To win the ICC World Cup, it takes sweat of the whole team to lift the coveted trophy. India cricket team has two times got the chance to reach on top and win the World Cup. The Men in Blue won their first-ever World Cup in 1983, under the leadership of Kapil Dev. And, the second time under the captaincy of MS Dhoni, India lifted the 2011 World Cup title.
The team which wins the World Cup is remembered forever. Contributions from players serve as powerful narratives for the youngsters in all the coming years.
However, there are some players from the World Cup-winning teams who have faded away somewhere.
Here, we have discussed Indian players’ careers that almost nearly ended as they failed to play for the Team India again after the 2011 ODI World Cup.
Four Indian Players Whose Careers Ended After The 2011 ODI World Cup:
4) Piyush Chawla
Piyush Chawla was the consistent performer for India before the 2011 world Cup. The promising slow-bowler made the debut for India in 2006. He showed his skills with bat and ball in the international platforms. And earned the place in India’s squad for the mega event.
However, he just got only three chances in the tournament where he picked four-wickets but could not make a huge impact with his bat. And after the World Cup, it was a tough task for Chawla to maintain his place in the team. His lack of consistency let go of his place from the national side.
The 31-year-old has played three Tests, 25 ODIs and 7 T20Is. In ODIs, he snared 32 wickets while in T20Is, he has four wickets.
Meanwhile, Chawla continued his show in domestic cricket and the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Recently, he has bagged a whopping contract of INR 6.74 crores from Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for the upcoming edition of IPL.