Indian cricket has seen many ups and downs in 2021.

India began on an impressive note and created history, becoming the first team to defeat Australia in a Test at the Gabba 

India yet again failed in ICC events. India failed to qualify for the semis of the T20 World Cup 2021.

Regardless of the ups and downs, India found several talented young people who made major contributions throughout the period of 2021.

Shahrukh Khan has delivered some blockbuster performances in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

Saurashtra left-arm pacer Chetan Sakariya played one ODI and two T20Is for India on the tour of Sri Lanka.

He made his IPL debut for the Rajasthan Royals. Despite the franchise's struggles, Sakariya was one of the few bright spots, collecting 14 wickets in 14 games.

In IPL 2021, Ruturaj Gaikwad was the orange cap holder. For the IPL 2022 season, CSK retained him.

He displayed cracking performances in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

Venkatesh Iyer