When a cricketer takes up playing cricket as a profession, he puts a whole load of things on the line. A player could risk missing his exams or on most occasion would have to stay away from their sweet families. At times players end up losing their loved ones when away from their families while they fulfil their commitments with the sporting teams.
Obviously, the loss of a loved one can always be challenging to cope up from but in recent times we’ve seen and watched multiple cricketers turn up for their sides to aid their teams despite coping a loss in their family. From the likes of Sachin Tendulkar to Virat Kohli to Mandeep Singh, all at some or the other point have actually turned up for their sides after coping a loss in their family.
Today we take a look at 5 such cricketers who turned up to play for their sides despite coping a loss in their family:
1. Nitish Rana
The Delhi born batsman lost his father in law whilst being in the bio-secure bubble in the UAE during IPL 2020. This happened a day before Kolkata Knight Riders were to take on the Delhi Capitals at the Shiekh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Since Rana was in a bio-secure bubble, he decided against travelling back to India and instead turned up for the franchise the very next day against Delhi Capitals. In that particular match, the southpaw opened the batting for the very time in the season and ended up scoring a fighting match-winning 81 runs knock off 53 deliveries helping Kolkata secure the much-needed win.
When Rana completed his half-century, he rolled out a Kolkata Knight Riders jersey from his pocket which had the name of the father in law ‘Surinder Marwah’