Imagine losing a finger or toes to an accident, or fighting cancer, or working as a tailor, or being a son of a potter, and then rising to the top of international cricket; a fairytale. Isn’t it? However, not for all. Some cricketers have managed to survive or still battling with these kinds of challenges but have made their mark in international cricket.
Their stories are inspiring, goose-bumps-inducing, even sympathetic. But these men – these strong and tough men – fought, worked hard towards their passion, never let the spirit of playing for their country fade away, and eventually rose from the Ashes to make an indelible tat in the cricket books.
10 Inspiring Stories Of International Cricketers Who Battled Hardships
Pat Cummins lost about a centimetre of his middle-finger early in his life. As a child, his sister slammed the door on him, chopping off the top of his finger.
It isn’t easy to envisage how Cummins gathered the will to decide pace bowling as his career as the middle-finger plays a very big role while bowling. The right-hander made his Test debut at the age of just 18 in South Africa. Cummins had to battle several injuries in the early phase of his career, keeping him out of action for years as he played his second Test after 6 years.
But, he hasn’t looked back since returning to cricket. The Australian is currently, the number 1 ICC Test bowler and is renowned for his accurate line and length.