Cricket is said to be the gentlemen’s game. Players all over the world come together and play in a single field of their passion over the game and country. Whatever the game is, sportsmanship is a must for every player. Only with that quality do players avoid conflicts and rivalry in the game. There are awards and recognition for fair play in the game without any misbehaving. Since sports is connected with the discipline of a person, sportsmanship is a basic quality needed for every cricketer. In this article, we will look at the top 10 moments when Indian players showed sportsmanship.
1. Mohammed Siraj
At no.1 is the Indian pace bowler MOHAMMAD SIRAJ. During a test series between India and Australia, GREEN was hit by a ball from Burmah’s bat. Siraj who was standing at the non-striker’s end, went running to help and look at Green who was injured. This moment was seen as one of the great sportsmanship moments.
2. Mahendra Singh Dhoni
At no.2 is the Indian captain MS DHONI. He was a ma of cool and didn’t lose his cool at any moment. This was during a match between India and South Africa. FAF DU PLESSIS got a sprain in his thigh and was suffering in pain. Before the physiotherapist came, Dhoni came near faf and started stretching him. This was seen as a great sportsmanship moment.
3. Anil Kumble
At no.3 is the legend of the game and a spin bowler from India ANIL KUMBLE. In the 2002 test series between India and West Indies, Kumble got hit by the ball in his jaw and it was broken. Though he had a severe injury, he didn’t give up and played that match by tying his jaw together. This act of bravery was praised by many cricket fans.
4. Virender Sehwag
At no.4 is the Indian opening batsman VIRENDER SEHWAG. This was during a serious match between India and Pakistan. Shoaib Akhtar was sledging Sehwag very badly and Sehwag didn’t mind that and was focused on the game. After some time when Akhtar got hurt, Sehwag went near him and helped him. This was seen as a great sportsmanship moment in India.
5. Gautam Gambhir
At no.5 is a great moment of sportsmanship shown by Indian batsman GAUTAM GAMBHIR. During an ODI match in 2009, he got the Man of the Match award by the committee. But Gambhir refused to get that and gave his award to young Virat Kohli who performed very well in that match. This act of sportsmanship was praised by many people.
6. Sachin Tendulkar
At no.6 is the master blaster from the Indian batting squad. He was one of the batsmen who won’t show any aggression or any type of misbehavior toward players or his opponents. He showed utmost sportsmanship till the end. This was during an ODI match between India and West Indies. Sachin walked out of the ground before the umpire’s decision. This action was criticized in many ways.
7. Yuvraj Singh
At no. 7 is once again the Indian batsman YUVRAJ SINGH. During a test match between Australia and India, Yuvraj was out and the umpire didn’t give any decision. But he walked out of honesty showing true sportsmanship on the ground. Though there was no umpire’s decision, he walked out knowing his wicket.
8. Virat Kohli
At no.8 is another cheering moment between two team players who are forever in a rivalry. This time it was VIRAT KOHLI Indian team batsman who forgot all his rivalry and gifted his bat to Pakistan player MOHAMMAD AMIR. This was during the 2016 ICC t20 tournament. This moment was cherished by every cricket fan and showcased huge sportsmanship.
9. Yuvraj Singh
At no.9 is the Indian batsman and former legend YUVRAJ SINGH. It was in the year 2014, during the MCC and ROW XI match at the Lord’s ground. Out of respect for Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj touched his feet for his blessings. He did this many times in front of everyone. This was the time every media talked about this.
10. Ajinkya Rahane And Indian Team
At no.10 is a heartwarming moment by Indian captain AJINKYA RAHANE AND THE INDIAN TEAM. In the 2018 test series between India and Afghanistan, India beat Afghanistan with 262 runs. In the final moment, Indian captain Rahane invited the Afghanistan team and their captain to share the victory photo moment. This moment had a great impact on both the hearts of Indian and Afghanistan fans.