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5 most selfish acts by cricketers

While some of them are pretty much intentional, a few might not be.

2. Suraj Randiv’s no-ball to Virender Sehwag when he was on 99

Suraj Randiv
Suraj Randiv. (Photo Source: Twitter)

In 2010, Sri Lankan spinner bowled a deliberate no-ball to Virender Sehwag that prevented him from reaching his century. In a tri-series that involved New Zealand, India bundled out Sri Lanka for just 170 runs. But in the chase, they were reduced to 32/3 in quick time and were under pressure. At this point in time, Sehwag decided to counterattack.

He did well to take India close to the target. In the 35th over, India was just one run short of a win and Sehwag was on strike batting on 99. He smashed the next ball for a six but Randiv bowled an intentional no-ball. Since the run which came off the no-ball would be first recorded, Sehwag was left stranded on 99. Before that, Sangakkara left an easy ball and conceded four byes to India. Randiv was banned for one match for this act of his and skipper Kumar Sangakkara was reprimanded by SLC.

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