quite honestly, there were many many states from where players were ignored in the past.. The two prominent states in the national team slections since many decades have been Maharashtra(more certainly Mumbai) and Karnataka(namma kannada naadu)..But that being said, these two states have given some legends to Indian cricket… The only time I felt the selection was biased towards our state was when brajesh patel was the selector(selected dodda ganesh and johnson in the late 90s when there were some better talents)... but before that selectors werent from karnataka and still players from karnataka got selected…. chandrashekhar, binny, Gundappa vishwanath, kumble, srinath, dravid, kirmani ... the list goes on…How do you explain that.. regional bias??? when the selectors werent even from karnataka..IT IS JUST SHEER TALENT..If you see the number of players from TN in the Indian cricket history, the list from karnataka surely outnumbers them.. the only time a karnataka selector was there was when brajesh patel was there… that is all.. the truth is we have produced some astounding talents and some committed cricketers..
I remember jumbo bandaging his face completely and still coming to bowl with a broken jaw… How often do you see that kind of commitment???????
I doubt if srikanth can give talents like that… players from TN… venkatraghavan, srikanth himself, sadagopan ramesh, murlivijay, badrinath, maybe one or two more….