India, a country full of cricket enthusiast has produced some extraordinary legends of the game that never came into the limelight. In a country with millions of aspiring cricketers, few get to live their dream and only selected 11 gets a chance to play on the match day.
There are some of the unsaid names of cricket, who had talent and ability but lacked luck. Despite proving their stocks in domestic cricket years after years, they fail to achieve their dream of playing for their country.
Here are the top 5 domestic legends who never played for India:
Amarjit Kaypee was a right-handed batsman from Punjab who made his first-class debut in the 1980-81 season. Amarjit held the record for the most runs scored in Ranji Trophy but despite his records, his cricket was overlooked by the National Team Selectors. In the 1990-1991 season, Amarjit scored a brilliant 940 runs which in turn helped his team Haryana to win their first and till date, only Ranji Trophy Title.
Amarjit was also named the ‘Indian Cricketer of the year; in the same season. Amarjit even held the captainship of his team, Haryana in 31 matches and was an integral part of most of the teams win.
In 1991-92 and 1992-93, he was selected twice in the North Zone Team for the Duleep Trophy. In his 117 first-class matches, he has scored 7894 runs at an average of 52.27. Unfortunately, Amarjit was never approached for the Indian side and thus, he retired from cricket in October 2000.