Indian Premier League has been the stepping stone to success for many young Indian cricketers in the last decade. It’s a platform that not only gives cricketers an opportunity to rub shoulders with the best talent in the world, but also prepares them to handle pressure situations as they get used to playing in front of huge crowds and become better equipped to handle tense moments at the international scene later.
When the IPL started in 2008, it had the concept of marquee players for each side, and stalwarts like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Saurav Ganguly, Virender Sehwag, MS Dhoni, VVS Laxman and Yuvraj Singh represented the state/region they came from.
But do you know that many current superstars of the Indian cricket team had first made their debut in the IPL before going on to represent India in International cricket?
Let’s take a look at 5 such players who first played the IPL and then played for India.
#1 Virat Kohli
Source: Indian Express
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