5. Tiger Woods

After going through a tough time that constituted infidelity charges, divorce, being arrested under influence, numerous car crashes and countless injuries, Tiger Woods won the Masters in 2019. Wood's resurgence from being down and out to getting back to the best is considered one of the greatest comebacks in the history of sport.

4. Michael Jordan

Jordan took the bold decision of announcing his retirement from Basketball at the peak of his career in 1993 to pursue a career in Baseball. However, his career in Baseball couldn’t fetch him the same prestige that Basketball did. He decided to return to the court two years later in 1995. After years of being out of the game, MJ got his groove back on the court and helped the Bulls win three more NBA titles. It was like he never left.

3. Dinesh Karthik 

Having made his debut way back in 2004, Karthik could never cement his place in the Indian team. He kept shuffling in and out of the squad for the major part of his career. The wicketkeeper batter made a roaring comeback into the Indian side this year after having a successful season in the Indian T20 League 2022.

2. David Warner

David Warner also faced a year ban after the ball-tampering scandal in 2018. The entire world was rooting for his comeback as he returned to professional cricket with the Indian T20 League 2019 season. The Southpaw announced his comeback in style and won the coveted orange cap for being the highest run-scorer in the season.

1. Steve Smith

His career was marred by a ‘ball-tampering scandal’ during a Test at Capetown in 2018. Following this, he was banned by Cricket Australia for a year. Upon his return to international cricket in 2019, he staged a comeback for the ages and scored twin hundreds in the Test taking his team to a memorable win.