Cricket is one of the biggest, most popular sports in the entire world. Despite being limited to a hand full of nations, the popularity of the gentleman's game has grown year-on-year. With the advent of tournaments like the Indian Premier League, cricket has further reached a wider demographic allowing it to be consumed as other popular sports in the world.
Showing off cricket's popularity, a video on social media has gone viral where a bunch of crew members on a cargo ship in the middle of an ocean are seen playing cricket. These sailors are literally in the middle of nowhere but still have their cricket equipment to pass some time. Another incredible part of the video is their ingenious idea to tie a long thread to the ball which allows them to retrieve it even when someone hits a big shot.
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As the tweet went viral on the internet, fans were quick to react to these men playing cricket in the middle of the ocean. Some praised the sailors for tying the ball with string while others were amazed by how these individuals have managed to find a new place to play cricket.
Check out some of these reactions here: