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8 moments on the cricket field which won the hearts of fans

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Faf du Plessis had a very special physio in MS Dhoni as he suffered from crampsCricket is a sport which rules the heart of millions of people who are in love with this game. It is a fiercely competitive game in which every cricketer steps on to the field to only win it. However, there is something called spirit of cricket which goes beyond everything and asks every individual to play the game fairly and respect the opponents.Winning matches is important but sometimes when hearts are won, it tends to leave a more ever-lasting memory. There have been some heart-warming moments on the field of cricket which commands a different sort of admiration altogether, even if it did not end in winning causes.There are some moments that stay with you long after the trophy is lifted. Like yesterday, as Faf du Plessis from South Africa was demolishing the Indian bowling attack, the man was suffering from massive cramps. As he crashed on the field writhing in pain, the Indian captain MS Dhoni ran forward to help the batsman ease his pain, inspite of India themselves being in a miserable state, slowly being buried under a mountain of runs.From the moments of joy to the point when we are at the edge of our seats, this game has the capacity to surprise us in uncountable ways. Here is a look at eight such moments which won the hearts of millions of people:

#1 Andrew Flintoff consoling Brett Lee

Flintoff consoling Lee after England beat Australia in the 2005 Ashes

It is no mystery that the Ashes is epitomised as the fiercest battle on the 22 yards with both the English and Australian side fighting it out to the hilt. In Ashes 2005, one of the most thrilling encounters in the history of Test cricket occurred at Edgbaston in which England won the nail-biter by just two runs. Brett Lee, who was at the crease and was very close to the finish line but couldn’t win the Test for his nation as he ran out of partners.

Lee was absolutely crestfallen. When all the English cricketers were celebrating, Andrew Flintoff went up to him and consoled him, possibly speaking a few words of encouragement to the man who had almost done it. It was a heart-warming sight as any you would ever see in the game.

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