By Guest Author
It is true that sports players and their teams strive hard to win various tournaments and matches. They work hard, take good care of their health, practice hard, but sometimes like in general life, luck also plays a huge role. Like in life, there have also been instances in the field when a particular team or player had no chance to win a particular match but was only able to make it because of sheer luck.
Not only sportspeople, but we normal people can also get lucky and see our life change in no time, all it needs is a little patience and some trust. You can also get luck by identifying the right opportunities in front of you, and just a little risk and you will see yourself rolling in money.
Below is the list of sportsmen and team who got lucky in the match and on the match they would have lost otherwise.
1. Frank Pietrangelo
Blunt Pietrangelo played seven seasons in the NHL, dominatingly as a backup. Usually, backup goalies go back and forth from the league, however, Pietrangelo got a perpetual spot in hockey history with an unlikely, almost unthinkable glove save in the 1991 Stanley Cup end of the season games. His save is much additionally stunning considering the external powers that almost modified history, for example, a generous proposal to play in Italy as the No. 1.
2. Terry Bradshaw
The career of Terry Bradshaw was one that all sports people will envy. Bradshaw won four Super Bowl rings while never being the best player in his team. At the point when Bradshaw arrived in Pittsburgh, he unearthed quite possibly the most positive circumstances a person might dream of. Over his four title seasons, his guards positioned second, second, first, and fifth in points permitted.
3. Mike Eruzione
Although Mike was an all-time huge hockey player, he was not drafted by any NHL team. He had two good seasons in the IHL and was called up to the AHL. He was made the captain of the US Olympic team and nobody expected anything from the team. However, everyone was left surprised when the US beat the Soviets.
4. Michael Chang
In the fourth round of the 1989 French Open, Michael Chang was against a far unrivaled Ivan Lendl. As the fifth set started, Chang started to feel a cramp. His serve debilitated. While serving, Chang hit an underhand cut serve over the net that found Lendl off guard. Chang smacked a passing shot to win the point and won the last set 6-3.
5. Steven Bradbury
Steven was happy just to have made it to the 2002 Olympics, and excited when a progression of oddity crashes and preclusions by one way or another led him to make it to the finals. What was indeed lucky was in the final bend of the skating when Steven was behind but others took each other out, making it possible for Steven to finish first.
6. Allan Wells
The Scottish runner was lucky to become the Olympic gold medallist in 1980. The best part is that the main rivals were not even at the Games because of the US blacklist. What’s more, while racing, he plunged at an insane point, and thus became the winner.
7. New York Giants
Super Bowl XLII should be an incredible accomplishment for what many accepted was the best group in NFL history. The 2007 Patriots had won each of the 18 of their games up to that point in the season. However, the NFC champion Giants had different thoughts. This unfathomable catch from David Tyree kept alive the drive that prompted the triumphant score as New York pulled one of the major event’s greatest upsets ever.
8. Diego Maradona
Diego Maradona’s well-known goal in the 1986 World Cup in Mexico is quite possibly the most popular in games history. With the game scoreless from the get-go in the subsequent half, he streaked into the case and jumped into the air alongside England goalie Peter Shilton to play the ball. The referees allowed the goal and Argentina went on to win the match.
9. Lleyton Hewitt
Hewitt was a previous world number one in tennis whose profession top ended up concurring with the break in the middle of the decline of Pete Sampras and the coming up of Roger Federer. Hewitt was by all accounts not the only player to profit, and also benefited Juan Carlos Ferrero and Carlos Moya.
10. Fred Couples
The American golf player’s endeavor to win The Masters at Augusta in 1992 looked bound when his tee shot to the alarming standard 3 twelfth began moving down the slant towards Rae’s Creek. By one way or another, however, his ball resisted the laws of material science to stop mostly down a slope so steep that Couples could battle to take his position to play his next shot.