5 Bowlers who bowled even after getting injured
Updated - Aug 17, 2015 10:04 am
5 Bowlers who bowled even after getting injured: Cricket might be considered as one of the not so dangerous outdoor sport but on a day, we have seen players get career threatening or even life threatening injuries. But the beauty of the sport is seen when the players recover from the blows they suffer during the game and resume play again, and some even playing in the same match carrying on with the injured bodies. Bowling is the toughest thing to perform in cricket while being injured. Keeping your pace or spin, line and length of the ball when you are in pain is always a tough task. Hence very few players managed to bowl after being injured in the same match prior to their act.
Here we look at the 5 Bowlers who bowled even after getting injured
1. Devon Malcolm, England vs South Africa at The Oval; 1994:
England pacer Devon Malcolm, who made Jonty Rhodes retired hurt during South Africa’s 1st innings came out to bat at No.11 and found tough time facing Fanie de Villiers. De Villiers injured Malcolm with a sharp bouncer which went on to hit the batsman’s head.
But Malcolm recovered from the blow to deliver one of the greatest bowling performances. He opened the bowling for his side and got the South Africans down to 3 for just 1 run. He continued his rhythm and kept picking wickets to finish off with a figures of 9 for 57 in the 16.2 overs he bowled, which played a very important role in helping England win the match by 8 wickets. Devon Malcolm’s figures of 9 for 57 got him man of the Match award, which was also the 6th best bowling figures in a Test innings at that time.