Raising the bat is common in cricket, when the batsman scores a 100 runs. A century.
The batters raise their bats if they score 200 or 300 as well, or even more.
But there was one occasion where a batter raised his bat after scoring just 1 run.
Yes, your read that right, one, not one hundred.
Because in his prior 6 innings, he had got out for a duck, i.e. a grand score of zero.
It would have been a problem only if this guy didn’t come out to bat the 7th time around. But he did. And he celebrated that 1 run with aplomb!
A great lesson for me in persistence, and in self-deprecating humor. ????