The West Indies cricket team had entered the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 with hopes of making an impression at the world stage with a young squad, but it failed to live up to those expectations with just 1 win in 8 games so far.
The Caribbean side found a new hero in Nicholas Pooran during the recent fixture against Sri Lanka as he nearly pulled off a fantastic run chase with a skillful maiden ODI century. The 23-year-old left-hander played some delightful shots while batting along with the tail.
The youngster was involved in a life-changing car accident in 2015 which posed a serious threat to his cricket career, but he strived hard to get up on his feet in 8 months. Pooran, determined to make a comeback to cricket, started playing professional cricket after a long gap as he had to learn to walk again after the horrific tragedy.
Pooran defied all odds and not only returned to cricket but also fulfilled his dream of representing the West Indies at the international level by getting selected in the World Cup squad this year. The youngster is a real inspiration for people all around the world as he showed how to come back in life after being bogged down by pain and tragedy.