5 Instances when cricketers celebrated prematurely
In cricket, there have many moments were a premature celebration from a player have hurt them only.
Updated - Apr 29, 2020 6:26 pm
Sports is something which some people play with all the passion they have in their heart. Playing with all the passion can actually help players to get better results. Sometimes, when you work hard and finally reach a goal, your passion will turn that happiness into a celebration.
However, it is nothing wrong with celebrating after achieving a goal, but a premature celebration can also come back and hurt you later on. In cricket, there have many moments were a premature celebration from a player have hurt them only.
Without further to do, let’s see 5 Instances when cricketers celebrated prematurely:
1. Suresh Raina
This incident took place way back in IPL 2009. In a league match, Rajasthan Royals were taking on Chennai Super Kings at the Supersport Park in Centurion. Batting first CSK had struggled to get a great start but Suresh Raina held the innings together. On a pitch where everyone was finding difficult to bat, Raina was in some really good form.
Having accelerated at the right time, Raina found himself batting on 94 in the last over. He smashed one ball for a four and reached 98. However, he started celebrating as if he had got his century already. He hit the next ball straight up in the air and got out for 98. After reaching the dressing room, he realised that he had actually scored 98 and not a hundred.
The problem was that the scoreboard at Supersport Park showed Raina’s score was 100, when in fact he had only scored 98 runs. Because of this, he had started celebrating. Had he got the hundred, he would have become the first Indian to score an IPL century. A few days later, Manish Pandey went on to achieve the feat. Raina got his first and only IPL century in the 2013 season.