The sport of cricket has been fortunate enough to have a plethora of talent over the years. Cricket is a gentleman’s game and one of the qualities that gentlemen possess stand as selflessness. It takes a lot of heart and courage to forget personal milestones and play for the team.
Cricket is a team game, and many times, individuals have to keep personal desires apart and play for the team. There have been instances in international cricket when a batsman has wholly dedicated his innings to save the honour of the team.
Today, we’ll take a look at those five innings that have portrayed the act of selflessness and proved that it is all about the team on the end of the day.
5 Most Selfless Innings In The History Of International Cricket
5. Robin Uthappa
Rohit Sharma played a historic inning of 264 runs against Sri Lanka in 2014 at Eden Gardens. At that time, Robin Uthappa was batting for the Indian team at the other end. Robin Uthappa was also making a comeback in the same series at that time.
Robin Uthappa could play big shots, but instead of doing so, he gave Rohit Sharma the strike when he got a chance. This allowed Rohit Sharma to put up a giant individual score of 264 runs which still stands as the highest individual score in ODIs in world cricket.
At that time Uthappa scored only 16 runs in 16 balls, while he batted for almost 11 overs. Even after batting for so long, playing only 16 balls shows that he thought about Rohit Sharma instead of thinking about himself.