Cricket is not just a sport. People not only enjoy Cricket, but they also live it. They feel the blood Rush in veins when their favorite batsman faces next ball at the score of 99. They feel the heat while fielder chases the ball to cramp a boundary. The peak of emotions and craziness is so obvious when you have 22 Mighty cricketers on the ground chasing the victory. Cricket is referred to as Gentleman’s game but cricketers have proven it a combatant’s game as well. Cricket lovers have witnessed such incidents many a time when cricketers have patronage the game over and above themselves. No ail has stopped them to perform their best. Cricketers’ single-minded focus has been Hallmark of this sport.
It is inspirational when Virat Kohli, the superstars of cricket Galaxy, scored 90 while batting against Karnataka in Ranji Trophy 2006.significance of this score is that Kohli played this match when previous night he lost his father. This shows the level of emotional strength of this dedicated cricketer.
No cricket lover can forget that despite vomiting blood, chronic coughing coupled with breathing problem Yuvraj Singh kept on playing World Cup 2011 final till he made his country win.
While talking about valorous cricket we cannot miss mentioning Shane Watson’s inning in the final of IPL 2019 where he kept on batting with a bleeding knee. Watson scored valiant 80 for CSK. he suffered 6 stitches after the match.
so here we are with the most commendable instances when cricket fan witnessed real courage of cricketers.
- During the match between India versus West Indies in 2002 Anil Kumble got his jaw broke on a bouncer thrown by Mervyn Dillon but as a surprise for all this super energetic cricketer came out to field during West Indies inning and even took Brian Lara’s wicket.
2. The equal heroic spirit was shown by Gary Kirsten during the match against Pakistan in 2003 -04. Kirsten got a hard hit on his helmet as a bouncer by Shoaib Akhtar. This hit was so strong that it broke Kirsten’s nose but he kept on playing and scored 55 for his team.
3. Showing an extremely high level of willpower and dedication for cricket South African cricketer Graeme Smith has secured very honorable status in sports history. It cannot be forgotten that in 2009 during a test match against Australia Smith had his hand broken by Mitchelle Johnson but it couldn’t stop him from batting in the second inning.
4. Stuart Broad, the young tireless Chap from England set a milestone of bravery during the match against India in 2014. Broad kept on playing despite getting face injury and showed an inspirational inning.
5. In 2015 Pakistani cricketer Wahab Riaz got his left hand injured badly by a delivery from Sri Lankan fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera. Riaz suffered a hairline fracture but the injury could not stop this devoted cricketer to bowl 9 over for his team.