Despite being soaked in blood, these players of the world were standing on the field
In the cricket world, players often leave the field after getting injured, but there are some players who stay on the field despite injury. Today we are going to tell you about such players of the cricket world, who despite being soaked in blood, were standing on the ground.
In the 2019 IPL final, Mumbai Indians defeated Chennai Super Kings by one run. In this match, opener Shane Watson for Chennai scored an amazing knock of 80 runs in 59 balls with the help of 4 sixes and 8 fours. He was runout in the last over.
But you would be surprised to know that Watson's knee was bleeding during the batting, but he did not give up and batted till the end. Watson had six stitches after the match. In fact, Watson dived while taking runs during his innings. He did this to save his wicket and he was injured.
In 2009, former South African captain Graeme Smith was named the "Breast Man in Cricket" for batting against Australia despite injury. In the last Test in Sydney, Australia scored a score of 394 in the first innings. In reply, Smith had scored 30 runs at a rapid pace. But he was injured on the ball of Mitchell Johnson.
In the second innings, when South Africa were in difficult conditions, Smith landed at number 11 to bat. He had plaster on his broken hand. Despite this, he batted for 17 balls and was dismissed by Mitchell Johnson. After which Australia won this match.
Brett Lee suffered an eye injury while watching the 2011 World Cup quarterfinal match. Despite this injury, he bowled all the overs of his quota in the match.
Sachin Tendulkar :
The last Test match of the series was played between India and Pakistan in Sialkot in 1989. Pakistan's strategy was that if the Indian batsmen were not out, then they should bounce the team and injure the batsmen of India. India had lost four wickets for 38 runs in their second innings, when that little god came to the crease.
Both Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis started throwing bouncers to Sachin. A ball from Younus hit Sachin's nose and Akram to Sachin. Wasim Akram was thinking that maybe after getting so injured, Sachin would leave the crease but it did not happen. Sachin tied the strip and in the next over, Waqar Younis hit two magnificent fours. In that match, he scored an excellent 57, the match was a draw and the series as well.
Playing in Antigua in 2002, Anil Kumble took over as an injured warrior. Kumble bowled with his broken jaw and bowling in that magic spell, Kumble took the wicket of Brian Lara.
In 2002, Anil Kumble was hit by a bouncer from Merv Dillon while batting in a Test match against the West Indies in Antigua. As a result, Anil Kumble's one jaw was broken. This caused a lot of shock to Kumble but still he kept batting for 20 minutes. However, the real bravery was seen when he came to the bowling ground.
Anil Kumble bowled 14 consecutive overs with his broken jaw and during that time he also dismissed West Indies legend Brian Lara. This 14-overs magic spell thrown through Anil Kumble is considered one of the greatest brave acts in the history of Test cricket.
Pakistani fast bowler Wahab Riaz introduced bravery in 2015. Riaz had a fracture in his hand in the second match of the three-match series with Sri Lanka. He was hit by Dammanta Chameera during the batting and his hairline was fractured. Despite this injury, Riaz bowled 9 overs and when the pain increased, he went out of the ground. Pakistan won this match.
South African batsman Gary Kirsten also suffered an injury in a match against Pakistan. Gary Kirsten got a ball from Shoaib Akhtar in his eye and a deep wound was found in his eye. In this Test match held in 2003, Gary Kirsten came to the crease after being retired hurt in the second innings and played a significant 48 runs innings.