There are several heartwarming moments that are packed within a game of cricket. Whether it’s Mohammed Siraj skipping scoring runs and checking on a fellow cricket after he’s hit by a ball or a guy from the audience proposing to his girlfriend, cricket matches always end up giving us something to remember.
Having said that, in a recent Super Smash T20 match between Wellington Blaze and Otago Sparks in New Zealand, batswoman Sophie Devine nearly hit a little girl on the cheeks with one of her sixes. Luckily, the ball just brushed the girl’s cheeks and no serious injury occurred, reports The Indian Express.
However, Sophie paused the cricket match and walked up to the little girl to check on her. She sat beside her and even posed for a photograph.
Have a look at the video here:
Sophie Devine is all class 👏🥰
She appeared to strike a young fan in the crowd, as she brought up her record-breaking #SuperSmashNZ century with a maximum 🤕
Shortly afterwards, Devine went to see her, and gave her a few moments she'd NEVER forget 😁 pic.twitter.com/1qKzBHdv4m
— Cricket on BT Sport (@btsportcricket) January 14, 2021
People online are lauding Sophie’s thoughtful gesture. Some even highlighted how empathetic female cricketers are!
Women will be WOMEN.❤️ pic.twitter.com/SmwFRbjSiy
— Awanish Sharan (@AwanishSharan) January 15, 2021
That’s why God gave the privilege of being a mother to women!
— Dr. Ajit Varwandkar (@Varwandkar) January 15, 2021
cricket…game of gentle and kind women too !!! gr8 gesture.
— Abhishek Tiwari (@kakusanganer) January 15, 2021
Humanity comes above all ❤️
— Leo (@SerpentLeo) January 15, 2021
Concern on the field and off the field.That’s the soul of women.
— Venuthorati (@Venuthorati1) January 15, 2021
She is indeed divine!
— Nitesh kumar (@Niteshk68370899) January 15, 2021
While sports does teach us sportsman spirit, it also teaches us something far more important – being humane.