Highly-inspiring comeback-stories of some prominent sports personalities around the world!
by Unik Dhandhi, Monday, June 04, 2018
In this world where people think that winning is everything, everyone is trying their best for avoiding failures. People who are under the impression that only the end-results matter but efforts are on a wrong path.
It is very important to accept your failure and the reasons behind it. And there are numerous chapters in the book of history which recite some of the most inspiring tales. There are infinite moments in the life of an individual where he/she hits rock bottom. People do face failure sometimes but for sports persons, it is just another day at-work.
Therefore, to prove that failure is just as important as success, here are five most inspiring comeback-stories of some prominent sports personalities around the globe:
Muhammad Ali vs George Foreman (1974)
Renowned Boxer Muhammad Ali became Mr. Unbeatable during the peak of his career. However, Ali was stripped of his title in 1964 as he refused to be posted for the Vietnam War. Ali said, “I ain’t got no quarrel with no Viet Cong.” After being booed by his own people, he returned to the ring in 1970, where he miraculously outpunched George Foreman in a boxing match in 1974.
Indian Vs Australia (2001)
It was the India Vs Australia Test series in which India was trailing 1-0. Things started to take a bad turn for the Indian fans as team India was all-out on 171 where Australia’s first innings total was 445. And that is when VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid produced one of the best partnerships in the history of Test cricket to help India post a total of 657. Indian Cricket team’s spinner Harbhajan Singh, then, produced a spell of 6 for 73 to culminate one of the best comebacks in the history of Test cricket
Zinedine Zidane (2006)
The great Zinedine Zidane took retirement from international soccer during the European Championships in 2004. However, he decided to make a comeback for France’s 2006 FIFA World Cup campaign. The French maestro and ex-manager of Real Madrid portrayed one of the best soccer performances for taking Les Bleus into the 2006 FIFA World Cup final against Italy.
Kim Clijsters (2011)
Former Belgian tennis player had to stop playing on the account of injuries in 2007 but her will forced her to return to the circuit in 2009. She won the U.S. Open in 2009 and 2010. She also bagged the Australian Open title in 2011. After achieving remarkable success during her three-year return to tennis, she retired for a final time in 2012.
Yuvi's Post-Cancer match (2012)
Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh aka Yuvi was diagnosed with Germ-Cell cancer between his lungs due to which he had to stop playing cricket for some time. Although, the doctors were 90 per cent sure tthat Yuvraj’s cancer will be cured, no one had any clue whether he will be back on the pitch or not. For the hero he is, Yuvraj recovered from cancer and made a smashing comeback to the Indian team in the second T20 against New Zealand in September 2012. In his first match after recovery, he scored 34 runs in 26 balls.
Aren’t the above listed stories completely idealistic? We bet it is. Stay tuned for more sports related updates.