Whether, it's Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane or Ravindra Jadeja, IPL has always given a boost to Indian cricket in terms of talent. On the other hand, a lot of foreign players have also been benefitted from the cash-rich league. Australia's Steve Smith, Moises Henriques and South Africa's David Miller have nurtured themselves under pressure situations which helped them perform at bigger stages.

But, IPL had also given some spectacular players who once were an important part for their teams butare now not even a part of the league.

Here are some 'forgotten' players for whom you once cheered but rarely remember them now.

Paul Valthaty: The opening batsman was picked by Kings XI Punjab as a backup to expensive international buys at a IPL player auction in the year 2011. Valthaty became a popular face after his outstanding performance in IPL 2011. He remains the 5th highest IPL scorer with his 120 not out off just 63 deliveries against Chennai Super Kings.


Kamran Khan: Hailing from a small town of Ghosi in Uttar Pradesh, Kamran reached from rages to riches. He used to sleep on platforms and gave his trials without having a proper flannel. Kamran used to bowl at a continuous speed of over 140 km/hr, which is very rare in Indian cricket. The then Rajasthan Royals captain Shane Warne was also amazed to see such talent but with the passing time Kamran has to leave his cricketing dream and is now reported to be helping his family in agriculture.


Swapnil Asnodkar: The little man from Goa had a remarkable IPL season with Rajasthan Royals as an opening batsman. He along with former South African captain Greame Smith scored 418 runs together at an average of 59.71. At just 5 feet 1 inch tall, Swapnil always proved himself handy by scoring quick runs for his team.

Yusuf Abdulla: The South African player had a good IPL season in the year 2009, as the league was shifted to South Africa because of General Elections in India. Abdulla signed in as a replacement player by Kings XI Punjab, made the full use of home conditions and emerged as a top contender for purple cap.

Tirumalasetti Suman: The middle order batsman from Hyderabad played a vital contribution in  Deccan Chargers IPL victory in 2009. T Suman with his part time right arm off-break also proved handy in middle overs. He also went on to represent Mumbai Indians (2011-2012) and Pune Warriors (2013).

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