Cricket, just like other sports, is driven by the passion and the unrelenting love towards the game, by all people involved- be it cricketers or their fans.
Speaking of cricketers, we have seen a plethora of instances in the past when they have kept their emotions and even their family aside and have walked on the field, giving absolutely 100 percent of their abilities for their team.
Here’s a look at cricketers who kept their team ahead of their family:
Rashid Khan is one of the most sought after cricketers in the world as far as franchise cricket. A proper globetrotter that Rashid is, the ace leg-spinner is a constant in almost every T20 league from the IPL to Big Bash.
In January 2019, Rashid was in Australia, representing his franchise Adelaide Strikers when he got the news of his father’s demise. A real sportsman that Rashid is, the Afghan leg-spinner kept his emotions to himself and went on to participate in the Strikers’ fixture against Melbourne Renegades, thereby missing his father’s last riots.
Post the match, Rashid revealed what motivated him to stay in Australia and participate in the match.
“They were calling me again and again. They were like, ‘you have to be there, you have to play for us, you have to play for your Dad. We can see you’re sad, you’re alone there, you’re (a long way) from home’. Rashid Khan was quoted as saying by India Today.
“That’s how their motivation helped to stay here and play for the Strikers,” Rashid added.