5 Times Indian Cricketers Kept Playing Despite Serious Injuries: Representing the country at the international level is the ultimate goal for any athlete and in our country, where cricket is considered an emotion, only a few people get to live this dream. Recently, Indian captain, Rohit Sharma showed us what it is for him to represent the Indian cricket team. He won everyone’s hearts with his brave knock as he walked out to bat despite a dislocated thumb.
On Friday, Royal Challengers Bangalore via their official Twitter handle hailed the Indian captain for his courageous knock. RCB also shared 4 other instances where Indian players kept on playing despite suffering injuries. The list included some legendary cricketers like Anil Kumble, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni, and Virat Kohli, along with Rohit Sharma’s brave effort to win the 2nd ODI match.
Sharing the list of players, RCB wrote: “Bruised but brave, this breed is rare 🙌 #PlayBold #TeamIndia”
Bruised but brave, this breed is rare 🙌#PlayBold #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/32lM2YDP5z
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) December 8, 2022
Check out the list of players shared by Royal Challengers Bangalore via Tweet:
1. Anil Kumble:
This has to be one of the most iconic moments in the history of Indian cricket when an injured Anil Kumble walked out with a bandage on his face to bowl in Antigua against the West Indies. Anil Kumble was hit by Merv Dillon while batting with Ajay Ratra in the Test match in 2002. However, instead of sitting around in the dressing room, Anil Kumble decided to come out and perform for the Indian team. Kumble was successful in getting the big wicket of Brian Lara.
2. Yuvraj Singh:
Former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh overcame illness and played a winning knock against the West Indies in the group-stage match of the 50-over World Cup.Yuvi’s innings is still remembered by every cricket fan as it is difficult to forget the problems faced by Yuvraj while batting. Yuvi vomited many times on the pitch and was visibly unwell. However, he went on to score 113 runs with the help of 10 fours and two sixes.
3. MS Dhoni:
During the Jamshedpur ODI between India and England in 2006, the conditions were extremely taxing for the players, with temperatures soaring to around 44 degrees Celcius. Dhoni was batting at 96 and he was very tired around that time. With the task of wicket-keeping later in the day in his mind, MS Dhoni put a pack of ice bags on his back for some cooling. However, on the very next ball, he was dismissed. This was the first time that MSD was batting as an opener and scored 96 off just 106 balls.
4. Rohit Sharma:
Rohit Sharma suffered a thumb injury during the second match of the ongoing series. The incident happened during the 4th ball of the second over of the game when Rohit Sharma was attempting to complete a catch of Bangladeshi batter Anamul Haque, however, he ended up injuring his thumb in the process.
Rohit left the field in pain and didn’t return to take the field. However, when the Indian side suffered a horrible collapse and was in trouble, Rohit came out to bat at number nine with a dislocated thumb and tried to save the match. He single-handedly took the Indian side closer to target, however, his efforts went in vain as the Indian side fell short by 5 runs in the end. Rohit remained unbeaten on 51 runs from 28 balls.
5. Virat Kohli:
Virat Kohli has been one of the star performers in the IPL. While he has given many memorable performances in the league, however, there will always be one inning that will remain in the hearts of Virat Kohli fans forever. This inning took place during the match between RCB and KXIP in IPL 2016 when Virat suffered a serious injury on his left hand. He left the match for some medical help and came back on the ground with some tapes in his hand.
After the match, it was revealed that Virat took 9 stitches on that hand. Despite having an injured hand, he played the next match for RCB as it was the must-win game for the franchise. Kohli scored his 4th century in the IPL with 9 stitches in his hand, making it the most memorable 100 for him and his fans.