MUMBAI: Cricket is in the blood of Craig Ervine’s family. The 31-year-old left hander, who registered second century and highest individual score of his Test career against Zimbabwe, has his two brothers Sean and Ryan in the game. His father Rory Ervine and uncle Neil Ervine also played this game “Yes, cricket is in the family”, Craig’s father, Rory, speaking exclusively from Zimbabwe, said minutes after the match.
“I was able to follow Friday’s match on internet. Sadly could not watch the game”.
Craig’s parents (mother Judy, a specialist in herbal medicines) help the under-privileged children at an orphanage in Northern Zimbabwe called Eden Children’s Village.
“Craig was an all-rounder and started as right handed but due to serious injury to his right hand when he was only 13 years, he became left-handed dominant and didn’t bowl off-breaks”.
“He determined to continue cricket but had to become batsman instead of bowling seamers”, the dad added.
Zimbabwe has scored a satisfactory score of 344 runs but now only 2 wickets are left. “It would be good for him to add another 40 or 50 runs when play resumes on Saturday“, the dad hoped.