- Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and former India team coach Ravi Shastri recently praised Rafael Nadal for his sportsmanship after his opponent Alexander Zverev faced and injury
- The German World number three, Alexander Zverev faced a right ankle injury during the French open
Everybody is aware of how Sachin Tendulkar and Ravi Shastri are sport lovers and how both on timely intervals comes out with their praise as well as sometimes their concerns. In a similar fashion recently the two had came out showing concern for the injured tennis player Alexander Zverev.
During the French open match against Rafael Nadal the world’s number three German player Zverev injured his ankle severely and had to be ruled out of the game. It was noticed that the player wasn’t able to put his right ankle on the ground and was suffering in extreme pain. Understanding the situation, his opponent Rafael Nadal came forward helping him an even hugged him.
For this gesture the two received a standing applause. Nadal finally had to be declared the winner as Alexander return was not possible. For Rafael, it was his 24th appearance and will be looking forward to clinch his 22nd Grand Slam title.
What was then, it was the perfect time for the two cricketers to showcase how they felt and immediately after the incident took place, Sachin tweeted,
“The humility and concern shown by Nadal is what makes him so special,”
Another cricket sport personnel who could not resist himself in showcasing his concern and appreciating of what had just happened was Ravi Shastri, who said,
“This is why sport can make you cry. You will be back Zverev. Rafael. Nadal – Sportsmanship, humility. Just brilliant and respect.”
Coming back to the match, Nadal received praise from all over for his gesture towards Alexander’s injury, he said, it was the human inside of him who felt sympathy for Alexander’s horrific injury. Now while this match is over, the next round of match with who Nadal is going to play against will be Casper Ruud from Norway which will take place on Sunday.