5) Irfan Pathan
Irfan Pathan, to a great extent, transformed the way fans looked at Indian bowling. It was such a delight to watch Balaji and Pathan bowling in tandem at the Pakistani batsmen. He emerged as our answer to a Shane Watson. A proper all-rounder, some good performances batting at number three, he emerged as the perfect player. He is also famous for the hat trick he took against Pakistan of the first three balls of a test match.
But similar to many players, injuries and bad form kept lingering around. His form dipped at the end of 2006 and he was dropped from both the Test and ODI sides. Since then, he could never cement his place and has been in and out of the side, with his last India appearance being in 2012