8 cricketers who played for Indian teams and then represented other countries
There are many cricket players in the world who played and represented two different nations,so here we went back in the history and has collected 8 cricketers who played for Indian teams and then represented other countries.
Gul MohammadHe was born in 1921 and as a youth, played for Islamia College,he made his debut in the Ranji Trophy in 1938 for Northern India. Mohammad made his debut for India in 1946 but took Pakistan Citizenship in 1955. He played just one Test for his new country in 1956 before handling various roles in the Pakistan cricket body.
Abdul Hafeez KardarAbdul Hafeez Kardar was a big name in Pakistani cricket and he played for India in the 1946 tour of England under the name Abdul Hafeez. And later he led Pakistan in 23 Tests, and achieved a lot for his team. He later retired from international Test cricket in 1958.
Amir ElahiAmir Elahi is one of the oldest cricketer to play a test match, talking about the two different countries, Amir played a single Test for India against Australia at Sydney in 1947,and later played 5 Tests for Pakistan in 1952-53 and surprisingly all those Test matches were in India.
Jeet RavalJeet Raval played for Gujarat in the Under-15 and Under-17 levels, and recently he was picked in New Zealand’s squad for the tours of Zimbabwe and South Africa.Ravel who is a fan of Sourav Ganguly,still remembers the moment when he played for Gujrat.
Krishna ChandranKrishna Chandran played for karela but later represented the UAE cricket team. This middle order batsman and medium pacer, Krishna Chandran had represented Mahaveer Jain College in Bangalor. Playing for the UAE, Krishna has picked up 7 wickets and 119 runs in 11 ODIs
Munis AnsariThis man never played officially for India but the made headlines when he was called in the Indian cricket team’s net session before the Sri Lanka series in 2005. With a bowling action similar to the Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga,he failed to make to the team and later faded away. But later he played for Oman and represented the team in ICC T20 World Cup 2016 also .
Swapnil PatilPatil represented the Mumbai state in the Under 19s and Under 22s and later he moved to play for the UAE team. Playing for UAE he played his first match against Scotland in which he performed amazing and came close to a century .The wicketkeeper-batsman has played 13 ODIs and 18 T20Is for UAE so far and averages 26.30 and 14.38 respectively.
Shakti GauchanShakti represented the city of Mumbai in Under-15 and Under-17.later he joined the team of Nepal and Gauchan became the second Nepalese cricketer to score an international century, when he slammed an unbeaten 106 off 103 balls against Italy during the ICC World Cup Qualifying Series in February 2005.