The gentleman’s game is more than just the battle between a bowler and the batsman. Its very essence lies in a player’s character, such that the weak-hearted are involuntarily eased out. Each and every cricketer stepping out on the field can be an unstoppable force but what separates the men from the boys is the the heart.
The likes of Steven Smith, Joe Root and AB de Villiers depict this very essence of the game and are hence looked upon by the cricketing faithful. The fact that they play with their ‘heart’ makes them seem unconquerable. Test cricket brings out this very character out of each and every individual stepping out in the middle and hence, its volition of toughness.
The year 2015 saw some special knocks that oozed caliber and character which grasped their side away from defeats. Here’s a look at some of these match saving knocks of 2015.