Emotional Cameron Delport dedicates the century to his mother
He played a match-winning knock of 122 runs off just 128 balls.
Updated - Jun 8, 2018 4:02 pm
Leicestershire defeated Durham by 5 wickets in the ongoing domestic One-Day Cup in England on the back of a superb century from Cameron Delport. The left-hander opened the innings and played a match-winning knock of 122 runs off 128 balls and made sure his team got over the line with ease. However, he got emotional after the ton and dedicated it to his mother who passed away earlier this year.
He was plying his trade in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in March when he got the shocking news of his mother’s demise. He had immediately left to Durban for her funeral and missed a few matches of the tournament. He was then in India where Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) had bagged his services in the auction in January. But he didn’t play even a single game of the season and warmed the bench as the team was knocked out in the second qualifier.
Delport tweets for his mother
Leicestershire were chasing a meagre total as their bowlers had skittled Durham for only 240 runs. Cameron Delport opened the innings with the skipper Paul Horton and played patiently while punishing the bad deliveries. Though he lost partners at the other end, the left-hander didn’t give away the bright start which he had got and continued in the same vein. He was nervous after getting into the 90s and consumed a few deliveries to get to the milestone.
His situation was understandable as this was his first century after the demise of his mother and wanted to dedicate it to her. He smashed 16 fours and a couple of sixes during his stay in the middle and was dismissed in the 38th over on 122. His team eventually won the game in the 45th over. He got emotional after the game and took to Twitter to dedicate the wonderful knock to his late mother.
Here’s the moment:
— Leicestershire CCC🏏 (@leicsccc) June 7, 2018
Here’s his emotional tweet:
For you Mom❤️😢😘🙏 https://t.co/5DXZVBcPoq
— Cameron Delport (@Cam12Delport) June 7, 2018