6. Vinod Kambli, India
Vinod Kambli, for those of you who still don’t know this Guy, was a talented left handed batsman who was known to be as talented as the master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, his school buddy. Kambli showed great promise from a very early age. He was Tendulkar’s partner in that legendary 664 run stand, when in the Indian jersey, he scored Double hundreds and hundreds at will. Considering all this, he played his last test at the age of 24. He made comebacks in the ODI teams, but couldn’t stamp his authority by his performances on any position. Kambli is living example of the saying- Talent can only take you somewhere, to go further you need hard work. Always treated and greeted as a child with humungous talents, Kambli it seems from the outset never really had to work hard on any aspect of his game when questioned by the West Indies first in 1995. Some say he lost the motivation, while others say he couldn’t handle the glitz and blitz that accompanied his fame. All these reasons may have had some bearing on the eventual failure of Kambli as an International cricketer, but it would be wrong to say it was only his loss that he didn’t make it big.