Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Team India was off course the winner in the all-important clash against Bangladesh in the Super 12 clash of the ongoing T20 World Cup at the Adelaide Oval on Wednesday. However, there was another winner in the match who won the hearts of millions of fans. 

He was no other than Team India’s sidearm thrower Raghu. He was found running around the ground with a brush in his hand to clean the shoes of Indian players to prevent them from slipping due to the wet conditions.

During Bangladesh’s run-chase, the match was halted due to rain and when the game resumed, the outfield was quite wet. Raghu made sure that everything was in order for Indian players. He went to his players and cleaned their shoes with a brush, so that they don’t slip and fall while bowling or fielding.

Cricket buffs heaped praise on Raghu for his selfless service. It was not his job to clean the shoes of the players. However motivation prompted him to go beyond his duty to provide utility service to the players at the time of need.

Notably, India prevailed over Bangladesh by five runs to go top of Group 2 and inch closer towards a spot in the semifinals.