Instances When Cricketers Braved Their Injuries To Play The Game
Injuries are a part and parcel of the cricket game and we have witnessed devastating injuries over the years. From broken jaws to limbs and players colliding with each other, the cricketing world has seen all. The world has also seen the sad demise of Raman Lamba and Phil Hughes on the cricket fields.
Meanwhile, there are also instances when individuals continue to play despite carrying injuries. They go through all the pain, stick in there and sometimes even win the match for their teams. Most recently, it was Shane Watson who battled a bloodies knee to almost win it for Chennai Super Kings but fell short by one run.
On that note, let us take a look at five instances when cricketers braved their injuries to continue playing for their team:
Anil Kumble (Windies vs India at Antigua, 2002)
Anil Kumble is one of the toughest cricketers to play the game of cricket. His grit and determination are unparallel to others. While batting against Windies at Antigua, Kumble was hit on the mouth by a bouncer from Mervyn Dillon. Despite spitting out blood continuously, Kumble continued to bat showing his passion for playing for the country.
Later on, after the end of the innings, the leg-spinner found out that he has broken his jaw. While others will take a step back and concentrate on rehabilitation, Kumble came out to bowl with a bandaged face, the very next day. He bowled 14 overs and even got the wicket of Brian Lara in that innings.