Unfortunately in India when only if you play a game at the National level you are recognized but in reality its a big achievement to even reach Ranji Cricket. It takes years of practice and hardwork to stay in the Ranji Team while it takes equal amount of hardwork to be consistent at the domestic level.
In a series of articles where Cricket legends who were never recognized here we bring out another star called Devendra Bundela. Born in 1977, Devendra Bundela played 164first class games with a envious track record of over 10,000runs which had 54fifties and 26hundreds at an average of close to 44.00. VVS Laxman even said once in an interview that people like Amol Muzumdar, Devendra Bundela are inspirations but unfortunately the kids of today will never know about such players.
A solid right handed batsman who most of his life represented Madhya Pradesh while also played for Delhi, Kerala and Vidarbha. Devendra also was the captain of MP team for a staggering seven years with a hard working 22yrs of first class career and he even helped his team reach the finals in 1998-99 Ranji Trophy, the closest MP team has ever reached in their Ranji Cricket.