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20 years ago… Kumble batted with a broken jaw, then threw 14 consecutive overs with a bandage

New Delhi. In Bangladesh, captain Rohit Sharma proved his mettle as captain and player by playing a blistering inning with a broken thumb, while his innings reminded former Indian captain and bowler Anil Kumble, who suffered a broken jaw against the West Indies in 2002. By presenting a unique example of dedication towards the team and patriotism by bowling with him, he presented his commitment as a player to the world.

Let us tell you that in 2002, Team India went on West Indies tour and in the first Test there, a fast bouncer of West Indies fast bowler Mark Dillian hit Anil Kumble’s jaw and started bleeding. Despite this, Anil Kumble batted for 20 minutes after first aid and played an important role in drawing the Test match with the West Indies. Not only this, Kumble bowled with a broken jaw with a bandage. Kumble, known as Jumbo, dismissed the dangerous Brian Lara in the first innings of this test. And bowled 14 consecutive overs to dismiss the veteran batsman. The picture of Kumble bowling with a bandage on his jaw in this test is one of the iconic pictures of Indian cricket.

Rohit Sharma walks out to bat with dislocated thumb
Now let us tell you what happened with Rohit Sharma, and how he batted with an injured thumb. Actually, India is playing a three-match ODI series against Bangladesh. Rohit Sharma was injured in his thumb while fielding in this match. He suffered this injury when captain Rohit Sharma was catching the ball in the slips and the ball hit his thumb and started bleeding. Rohit Sharma was taken to the hospital.

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The injury was so deep that Rohit Sharma did not come down to bat, he did not even come to open, but when the Indian team was in trouble, Rohit Sharma came to bat at number 9 and played an explosive inning of 51 runs in 28 balls.

However, this effort of Rohit Sharma was insufficient and Team India had to face defeat by 1 run in a thrilling match. After the match, the team’s coach Rahul Dravid revealed that Rohit Sharma came out to bat in the field after taking an injection.

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