Cricket and emotions: MS Dhoni all laughs, Inzamam in tears, Sreesanth dances

Updated: May 19, 2020, 14:26 | Shawn.Dsouza
  • MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik

    Kartickle your funny bone?: Indian cricketer Dinesh Kartik (L) watches team-mate Mahender Singh Dhoni (R) laugh during a practice session at the Beasejour stadium in Gros Islet, St Lucia 09 June 2006. The first of the four test match series between India and West Indies ended in a draw with the second test due to start on 10 June

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  • Virat Kohli

    Captain Giggle: Indian captain Virat Kohli celebrates after winning the fifth Twenty20 cricket match between New Zealand and India at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on February 2, 2020.

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  • Sachin Tendulkar

    Oh no, not again: Sachin Tendulkar is livid with himself after being worked over by Tim Southee at Bangalore on day four of a Test against New Zealand in September 2013. Sachin scored 27.

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  • Sreesanth

    Sree You Think You Can Dance: The best part about having S. Sreesanth in the Indian team was the comic relief he provided. Here, he celebrates after famously hitting South African pacer Andre Nel for a six during the 2006 Johannesburg Test

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  • Sourav Ganguly

    Dad(a)'s the best: India's Sourav Ganguly reacts to bowling out Abdul Razzak of Pakistan at the Sahara Cup Cricket tournament in Toronto on September 12, 1998. 

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  • Yuvraj Singh

    You roar, I smile: Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni reacted rather contrastingly to India’s World Cup triumph in the 2011 final vs Sri Lanka. The study, in contrast, gives an insight into their individual personalities

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  • Harbhajan Singh, Andrew Symonds

    Monkey issues: Emotions ran high during the 2008 Sydney Test between India and Australia. In hindsight, both Andrew Symonds and Harbhajan Singh could have handled ‘Monkeygate’ in a more mature manner

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  • Irfan Pathan, Yusuf Pathan

    Bro code: Very rarely do brothers get a chance to win a game for their country. The Pathan brothers experienced this feeling following a T20 win against Sri Lanka, at Colombo in 2009

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  • Inzamam ul Haq

    I can’t face this: Inzamam-ul-Haq never shed a tear on the cricket field, until his final innings in international cricket. After being dismissed in the 2007 World Cup game against Zimbabwe, Haq walked away in tears, for once showing his emotional side

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  • Shane Warne

    Warne Down Under: This is what VVS Laxman did to Shane Warne during the famous 2001 Test series in India. His posture says it all!

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  • Andrew Flintoff

    Hard luck, mate: Andrew Flintoff’s much-appreciated gesture of consoling Brett Lee following England’s two-run win at Edgbaston during the memorable 2005 Ashes series remains among the most touching moments on a cricket field

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  • England team

    Grim reality: England held on to the number one ranking for a year rather unconvincingly. The series loss against Proteas not only took away their numero uno status but also the smiles from their faces

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  • South Africa

    South AfriCAN: After being at the fringes of the number one ranking in Tests for the better part of a decade, South Africa finally got there, with the win against England. The screams of joy proves how desperate they were to get there

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About The Gallery

Cricket is known to be a gentleman's game, but on the other side, it is also quite an emotionally-charged game. We bring you some photos of the sport that not only speak of the emotions involved but also the temperament that is challenged. Pics/ AFP