You all must be familiar with the game of cricket, in this game the best player of the match award is given to the one who performs well during the match.
Usually the man of the match award is given to the player who scored the most or most important runs, took wickets or won the match with some amazing fielding.
But if you tell us today about a player who won the man of the match award without taking a wicket, without scoring any runs or taking any catches, would you believe it?
Yes you have to believe because there have been instances in the history of cricket where a player has been awarded the man of the match award without scoring runs, taking a wicket or catching a catch.
It was in the year 2001 when West Indies fast bowler Cameron Cuffe won the unique man of the match award in the history of cricket.
According to reports, on 23 June 2001, the first ODI match of the Coca-Cola Cup was played between West Indies and Zimbabwe. 53 and Chandrapal stood out by scoring 51 runs.
In response to 267 runs, the Zimbabwean team scored 239 runs for 9 wickets in the stipulated overs, West Indies’ Marion Dillon and Marlin Samuels took 3 and 3 wickets respectively.
The special thing about this match was that the man of the match award was given to a player who did not take any wicket, did not score any runs and did not take any catch, but one run out. What must have happened.
Yes, West Indian fast bowler Cameron Cuffe was awarded the man of the match award for his superb bowling figures in this match. He gave 20 runs without taking a wicket in 10 overs while also making 2 overs maiden.
It was possibly the only unique man of the match award in the history of cricket, where the player who won the match did not take any wickets, score any runs and also did not take any catches.