Cameron Cuffy is a former West Indian cricketer who was often compared to his predecessors in the West Indies side, Joel Garner and Curtly Ambrose, due to his height (6-foot-8 inches). In 1994, he made his Test debut against India. In his Test career, he dismissed Sachin Tendulkar three times.
Cameron Cuffy won Man of the Match in 2001 despite not scoring a single run or taking a single wicket.
Cameron Cuffy: Man of the Match award without scoring a run or taking a wicket or taking a catch
In the Coca-Cola Cup’s inaugural match in Harare in 2001, hosts Zimbabwe faced West Indies. Darren Ganga, Chris Gayle, and Shivnarine Chanderpaul all contributed half-centuries to the visitors’ total of 266/5.
Cameron Cuffy of the West Indies won the man of the match award in an unusual manner in that match. He received the award despite not having batted, taken a catch, or even completed a wicket. He won the MOTM award for 10–2–20–0 in the opening match of the Coca-Cola Cup tournament.
The other bowlers did a good job, picking wickets at regular intervals and preventing any major partnerships from forming. However, given the specifics of that contest, they were a bit expensive. Cameron Cuffy tied the batsmen’s hands by allowing only 20 runs in his quota of 10 overs and bowling two maidens.
Cuffy’s spell swung the game in the Caribbeans’ favor, despite the fact that he did not have his name on the wickets list like Marlon Samuels and Mervyn Dillon, who each took three wickets. With a run-out, Cuffy contributed to the wickets.
Cuffy’s spell was crucial, as the hosts only managed 239 for 9 in response to the West Indies’ 266 for 5. From the full 10-over allocation, no other bowler in the match gave up less than 35 runs. He won the MOTM because of his economical spell.