Having a career in sports is really challenging for any person. The life of every sportsperson goes through several ups and downs throughout their career. There are some players who kneel down in front of the adversities of life and there are some who end up giving a tough fight to them. In this listicle we will take a look at the top five greatest comebacks in the history of sports:
1) Steve Smith
Steve Smith’s career is one of the peculiar ones in the history of cricket. Smith burst onto the scene as a ‘wrist-spinner’ and was touted as the replacement of the great Shane Warne. But later in 2013, he was promoted up the order and where he began scoring heavily. His career was marred by a ‘ball-tampering scandal’ during a Test at Capetown in 2018. Following this, he was banned by Cricket Australia for a year.
Upon his return to international cricket in 2019, Smith wasn’t expected to perform like old times. He even faced the most hostile behaviour from the Edgbaston crowd during the first Ashes Test. However, he staged a comeback for the ages and scored twin hundreds in the Test taking his team to a memorable win. He further went on to score 774 runs in the series at an average of 110 with three hundreds and three fifties.