Was out on zero, not bowled, caught only one catch in the match, know how he became man of the match

Was out on zero, not bowled, caught only one catch in the match, know how he became man of the match

Someone scores the most runs. Someone takes the most wickets. If nothing else, a small but decisive contribution plays an important role in the victory of the team. In any match of cricket, any one of these can become the man of the match. But you tell me, the player who is out on zero, who has not bowled a single ball in the match, who has taken only one catch. How can he be given the man of the match award? You will say this cannot happen, or it should not happen. But the truth is that it has happened. This happened in the title match of the prestigious Benson & Hedges Cup. Let us tell you what did this player do, due to which this historic step was taken regarding the award of Man of the Match.

Actually, this match was played on this day i.e. on 21st July 1984 at Lord's ground. In this, Warwickshire batted first and scored 139 runs in 50.4 overs. The match was of 55 overs. Alvin Kalicharan, who came at number three for the team, scored 70 runs in 121 balls with the help of seven fours. Apart from him, fourth-ranked batsman Dennis Amis scored 20 runs, while opener Robin Dyer contributed 11 runs. These three players managed to reach double digits. Paul Allott and Stephen Jefferies took three wickets each for Lancashire, while Mike Watkinson and Steve O'Shaughnessy showed two batsmen the path to the pavilion.

Man of the match award given for reaching the final and captaining

Lancashire's team had an easy target, which they achieved at the loss of four wickets in 42.4 overs. For the team, the number six batsman Neil Fairbrother scored an unbeaten 36 off 49 balls. Apart from him, David Hughes contributed 35 not out. Alan Orrod made 24 and Steve O'Shaughnessy scored 22 runs to help the team reach the target of victory. Captain John Abraham, who landed at number five, was dismissed without opening an account after facing 3 balls. But when it came to awarding the man of the match, John Abraham was chosen. This award was given to him for his captaincy. And that performance was to take Lancashire to the title match.


IND vs ENG: Rishabh Pant told his secret before the England series, due to these reasons, made a splash throughout the year

IND vs ENG: Rishabh Pant told his secret before the England series, due to these reasons, made a splash throughout the year

Indian wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant is glad that he has seen ups and downs in his short international career so far which has helped him shine as a player as he learned from his mistakes. Pant, who recently recovered from Kovid-19, is ready to play his 22nd Test match for India at the same ground (Trentbridge) on which he made his first impression in Test matches by hitting a long six in 2018. Pant told 'BCCI.TV' on Saturday, 'It has been a wonderful journey because at the very beginning of my career I saw many ups and downs. As a cricketer, you grow, learn from your mistakes, improve yourself and come back and perform well. I am glad that I learned from my mistakes and took advantage of whatever opportunity I got after that. I'm happy.'

Pant said that he tries to learn from all the top cricketers to become a better player. He said, 'I talk to Rohit bhai a lot like about the game what we did in the last match and what we can do in the next matches. What can I add to my game? I also take technical knowledge from Virat bhai. Especially about the back and forth game of the wicket playing England. He wants to learn from everyone to become a better player. They said,

I also talk to Ravi bhai (Shastri) a lot because he has played a lot of cricket around the world. When Ash bhai (Ashwin) is bowling, he knows what the intentions of the batsman are. So as a batsman I can talk to the bowler about what he is thinking. As a player, I want to learn from everyone.

Pant is scoring runs at an average of over 43 in Tests

Rishabh Pant has scored more than 1400 runs in Test career so far with an average of over 43. He has scored three centuries in Tests and has taken 83 wickets behind the wicket. Earlier this year, he single-handedly led India to victory on the tour of Australia. Then in the home Test series against England too, this young player had a tremendous performance. Regarding this, he said, 'I think as a cricketer, I have changed in the last one year because even if your process is right, the results do not come in favor but but you have to trust the process and do it again and again. have to stay. I had faith in my process and now I am getting results.