Cricket’s underrated performers: Dimuth Karunaratne and his second-innings prowess

Terming cricket as a team sport is almost a misnomer, for it remains individualistic at its very core. Once the game begins, it becomes a personal duel between the batsman and the bowler while the fielders act as the supporting cast.

It is only natural then that the flashy performers with several centuries or wickets to their names are elevated to stardom by the fans. When enough time has passed, it is the Virat Kohlis and Steve Smiths whose names will be etched more deeply in the memories of cricket afficionados.

On the other hand, there are several players who seem to fly under the radar despite playing their part for the team. They aren’t exactly the flashiest of players, though they end up chipping in with important contributions more often than not…

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