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Top Indian cricketers who have represented English counties

Virat Kohli, on Thursday, officially signed for Surrey.   | Photo Credit: Vivek Bendre

India captain Virat Kohli on Thursday inked a deal with top English county side Surrey in his bid to prepare for the tour of England, starting in July.

The list of Indian players who have dabbled in county cricket includes some illustrious names like the Nawab of Pataudi Sr., Nawab of Pataudi Jr., Bishen Singh Bedi, Farookh Engineer, and Srinivas Venkataraghavan. Here are some of the more recent names from the list.

Sunil Gavaskar.

Sunil Gavaskar.  

The little master Sunil Gavaskar during his prime represented Somerset in 15 matches during 1980.

Kapil Dev.

Kapil Dev.   | Photo Credit: V.V. KRISHNAN

Kapil Dev represented two counties, Northamptonshire and Worcestershire, and played 40 matches between 1981 and 1985.

Ravi Shastri.

Ravi Shastri.   | Photo Credit: V.V. KRISHNAN

The current Indian coach Ravi Shastri played for Glamorgan in 60 matches between 1987 and 1991.

Mohammad Azharuddin.

Mohammad Azharuddin.   | Photo Credit: The Hindu Archives

Mohammad Azharuddin represented Derbyshire in 30 matches between 1991 and 1994.

Sachin Tendulkar.

Sachin Tendulkar.   | Photo Credit: Reuters

The master blaster Sachin Tendulkar played for Yorkshire in 16 matches in the year 1992.

Javgal Srinath.

Javgal Srinath.   | Photo Credit: V.V. KRISHNAN

The current ICC match referee Javagal Srinath represented Gloucestershire and Leicestershire and has played 23 matches during 1995-2003.

Anil Kumble.

Anil Kumble.   | Photo Credit: S. Subramanium

Anil Kumble played for Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Surrey. He played 32 matches between 1995 and 2006.

Rahul Dravid.

Rahul Dravid.   | Photo Credit: Adam Pretty

The ‘Wall’ Rahul Dravid reprsented Kent in 16 matches during the year 2000.

Sourav Ganguly.

Sourav Ganguly.   | Photo Credit: Cameron Spencer

Sourav Ganguly played for Glamorgan, Lancashire and Northamptonshire in 21 matches between 2000 and 2006.

Virender Sehwag.

Virender Sehwag.   | Photo Credit: Hamish Blair

The explosive Indian opener Virender Sehwag represented Leicestershire and has played in 6 matches during the year 2003.

Yuvraj Singh.

Yuvraj Singh.   | Photo Credit: Reuters

The 2011 World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh played for Yorkshire in 8 in the year 2003.

Zaheer Khan.

Zaheer Khan.   | Photo Credit: K. RAMESH BABU

The left-arm pace bowler Zaheer Khan represented Surrey and Worcestershire. Zaheer played 17 matches between 2004 and 2006.

V.V.S. Laxman.

V.V.S. Laxman.   | Photo Credit: K.R. DEEPAK

VVS Laxman played for Lancashire in 18 matches between 2007 and 2009.

Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin   | Photo Credit: S. Subramanium

The off-spin wizard Ravichandran Ashwin signed for Worcestershire in the year 2017.

Cheteshwar Pujara

Cheteshwar Pujara   | Photo Credit: K.R. Deepak

Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara represented Derbyshire, Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire and till now has played 14 matches. He first played for an English county in 2013.

Indian captain Virat Kohli.

Indian captain Virat Kohli.   | Photo Credit: Reuters

The Indian captain Virat Kohli is the latest addition to the above list.

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