10 heartbreaking pictures in cricket that made us cry
Some of these moments will never be forgotten by the cricketing world.
Updated - Feb 27, 2020 4:10 pm
Emotions are an integral part of cricket, just the way it is a part of every sport. Sachin Tendulkar felt the emotions when he picked up the player of the tournament award in 2003 as the trophy he really wanted to lift remained far away from him. To see him eventually get there in 2011, well that triggered a different set of emotions.
The sport is now bigger and better than ever before, thus motivating more kids to pick up the bat or the ball and make a living out of it. If not for these overwhelming emotions, the good ones and the bad ones, we wouldn’t be celebrating the lives of so many of these cricketers we have today.
Here are some pictures which speak for itself, or will probably make you weep a little bit:
10. India vs Sri Lanka, World Cup semifinal, 1996
One of the saddest games in Indian history, Sachin Tendulkar’s heroic knock was taking India all the way to the final at Karachi. It seemed the script was written perfectly for the 23-year-old master blaster to make history, but Sri Lanka in the semifinals were not going to go down that easily. While the Lankans managed to write a glorious chapter in their history books that day, Eden Gardens witnessed some catastrophic scenes.
After Sachin Tendulkar’s wicket in the run chase, the Indian middle order collapsed horrendously. Sri Lanka managed to register a commanding win, something that didn’t go down well with the Indian public.
The fans caused a lot of nuisance in the stands, even made huge fire as a protest against the Indian performance, all of it ended with a distraught Vinod Kambli walking off the pitch after the match referee called off the game and declared Sri Lanka as winners.