English cricketer loses artificial leg midgame, keeps going https://t.co/v2YymwdpC4 pic.twitter.com/zouQCjBRWZ— CNN (@CNN) October 30, 2016
A cricketer in England refused to let his disability stop him from continuing the play after an event in the outfield left him in two minds. Liam Thomas was playing against Wales in a cricket match for people with physical disabilities when his prosthetic leg fell off while he was sliding to field a ball.
Thomas refused to let the setback stop him, instead electing to make his way on one leg to retrieve the ball and save some runs.
Even he didn’t know how to handle what happened, but the spirit of the game pushed him on.
"It just happened, really. I was sprinting for the ball, put my hand out, hit the deck hard and the next thing I know I stood up and had no leg. I didn't know whether to grab the leg or get the ball in. I decided to go for the ball."
His message to people with disabilities is simple: Never be afraid to compete in the sport you love.
Thomas is garnering attention all over the world for showing the guts and determination to play through an exceedingly difficult moment. The player is just overjoyed he gets the chance to represent his country at all.
"Never in a million years would I have thought I would be touring Dubai, playing cricket, doing something I love. It's just not something you think a disabled person would do, but being involved in disabled sport allows you access to do stuff like that."
This is incredible and he is an inspiration for all of us.