Many great players have missed out on putting up great shows on debut, but with their sheer talent they gilded their names in the annals of cricket. Here is our selection of the top 10 players with poor debuts but memorable careers:
10. Mahendra Singh Dhoni
One of the greatest ODI cricketers ever, and the captain who led India to the top prizes in all the three formats – no. 1 Test ranking for 18 months starting December 2009, the ODI (50-over) World Cup in 2011 and the 2007 Twenty20 World Cup, started on the most unfortunate note in international cricket. On December 23, 2004 against Bangladesh in Chittagong, Dhoni was run out having faced just a delivery. To add to that, he did not have any catches or stumpings either in the match. He currently averages 52.24 in 265 ODIs ans has scored 8620 runs, while in Tests he wasn’t as successful – he scored 4876 runs in 90 matches at an average of 38.09. Nevertheless, the man from Ranchi remains one of the world’s most successful captains in the limited overs format.