Cricket is called a gentlemen's game because players work hard and play to win, but still, you remain fair. Cricket has been played for over 150 years, and we have seen some amazing players.
The game of cricket has always been plagued by sledging, match-fixing and spot-fixing, but some cricketers have always played the game with full intensity and always kept the team ahead of themselves. Here we are going to show you the 5 most selfless cricketers in the world, let's see who are the 5 most selfless cricketers?
5. Graeme Smith
Cricket fans around the world always remember moments of bravery. One of those moments was when Graeme Smith went down to bat against Australia in Sydney with a broken left hand.
He will know the pain of 17 balls played by Smith with a broken hand. While South Africa had already won the series, Smith's bravery showed his selflessness as a cricketer.
He was eventually dismissed by Mitchell Johnson and could not lead his team to the draw, but surely his effort would be missed more than the team's defeat. It was an act of bravery and selflessness.
4. Suresh Raina
It is very difficult to see any other emotion other than the smile on Suresh Raina's face. For CSK and India, Raina always happily plays every role for his team.
He is one of the players who congratulated the opposition player who played a brilliant inning. One such example was when Rishabh Pant was dismissed after playing a brilliant inning of 97, Raina went to him as the opposition captain and patted him on the back.
He has batted for India in all positions from number 3 to number 7 and this in itself is a great sign of his selflessness. He is never involved in sledging or any kind of fights. He likes to play the gentleman's game like a gentleman.
3. Ken Williamson
Who is the best batsman in the world of Virat Kohli and Steve Smith? There is always debate about this. But who is the most liked cricketer globally? There is no debate about this, as he is certainly Ken Williamson.
With his sportsmanship and superb captaincy, Kane has won the hearts of people around the world. He led his post in the 2019 World Cup with full dignity and was very calm and simple even after losing in the final due to a disputed rule.
He showed his humility towards the people by cutting a cake with Sri Lankan fans on the field on his 28th birthday. Like most Kiwi cricketers, Kane is also one of the most selfless cricketers.
2. Lasith Malinga
Malinga has won the hearts of fans all over the world with her humility. If someone takes Malinga's name, the first picture that comes to everyone's mind is a smiling person.
Some people also believe that if Malinga were not there, Jasprit Bumrah would not have been as big a bowler as he is today. Malinga placed a hand on Bumrah's shoulder and taught him his bowling tricks.
Teaching his dominant weapon to a bowler from another country, despite being from a different country, shows his humility and selflessness towards the game.
1. Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid's name comes in the mind of most people on hearing the word 'selfless'. As Harsha Bhogle once said, "If we ask Dravid to walk on water, he will just ask how many kilometres to walk?" The Dravidians are symbols of selflessness.
Rahul has done many selfless acts, Opening the batting in difficult foreign conditions, Turning from a batsman to a wicket-keeper so that India can feed an extra batsman and bat at No. 6 to give VVS Laxman a chance, including Rahul Dravid.
Now coaching young Indian cricketers behind the scenes, Dravid is again showing an example of his selflessness. He is playing a major role in the development of players like Prithvi Shaw, Shubhaman Gill and other youngsters.