Graeme Smith got injured and broke his finger during a Test match between South Africa and Australia. Smith, who was one of most toughest characters in the game during his playing days, decided to walk off and not risk his broken finger.
But, Smith had to come back and bat with a broken hand to save the Test match for his team. Having been roared to the centre, Smith tried to block out the pain, but it was clearly visible on his face whenever he defended. Smith tried his best but couldn’t save the Test match. A ripper of a delivery from Mitchell Johnson turned out to be too good for the one-handed Graeme Smith.
Although, South Africa lost that Test, Smith established a very special for himself in the hearts of millions of cricket lovers.
This is what he had to say in the most match press conference:
“I just decided to give it my best shot,” he said. “If I got a first-baller, at least I tried, that was what was going through my head. There was a lot of pain, I’d just had injections in my elbow and this [his hand] is obviously not very friendly at the moment, but I was grateful I never got another knock on either part of my body.”