No doubt, cricket is one of the most popular sports around the world. With the increasing passion for the game, emotions can also be seen on the cricket field.
Here are some players who couldn’t control their emotions and cried on the field:
1. Vinod Kambli
March 13, 1996 – The day which started with fanciful dreams of glory but ended in a tale of untold disgrace. Who could forget that dreadful night and probably the darkest day in the World Cup history?
A teary-eyed Vinod Kambli being escorted off the Eden Garden’s field still haunts us all.
The left-hander was at the crease when the Eden Gardens’ crowd disrupted the semi-final between India and Sri Lanka, throwing bottles and pelting stones.
2. S Sreesanth
In the 2008 IPL edition, S Sreesanth was reportedly slapped by veteran spin bowler Harbhajan Singh.
The spinner slapped S Sreesanth after a match between KXIP and MI. Sree was a part of Kings XI Punjab then while Bhajji used to play for Mumbai Indians.
After emerging victorious, KXIP’s Sreesanth tried to agitate Harbhajan upon which the latter reacted and slapped Sreesanth who was seen crying inconsolably afterwards.
3. Harbhajan Singh
On April 2, 2011, India defeated Sri Lanka in the final at Wankhede in Mumbai to win the World Cup after a gap of 28 years.
Veteran India spinner Harbhajan Singh was part of the MS Dhoni-led team which lifted the historic 2011 Cricket World Cup in front of a packed stadium. Even today, Harbhajan vividly remembers the euphoria after winning the world cup.
4. Virat Kohli
In one of the T20 world cup matches between India and South Africa, the African country’s team crossed the score they required to qualify and Kohli got emotional on the field the moment match slipped out of India’s hand.
5. Sachin Tendulkar
Legendary Sachin Tendulkar, also known as the God of cricket, let his tears flow in front of the public while walking through the guard of honour during the final moments of his career. He brought tears to every cricket fan by touching the cricket pitch for one last time.
“There’s no shame in showing your tears. So why hide a part of you that actually makes you stronger? Why hide your tears? It takes a lot of courage to show your pain and your vulnerability. But just as sure as the morning, you’ll emerge from it tougher and better,” Sachin wrote in an open letter on the occasion of International Men’s week last year.