While Test cricket has resumed as far as the Indian home season is concerned, T20 cricket is still being played in various parts of the world, being the sport's most marketable venture to date. The European cricket tournament is on and fans are watching it in good numbers to quench their thirst for their daily dose of T20 action.
Notably, seeing that they can take this form of the game to other parts of the world, the International Cricket Council has tried its bit to promote the game in these nations. It is because of the interest of both- the apex cricket governing body in the world as well as the corporates who see a great future in T20 leagues- the game can be seen in the world all over including places like Northern America, South America, Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
In a hilarious cricketing incident in a match from the European Cricket tournament, a Cyprus batter played a stroke behind the stumps which seemed to be a mistimed lap stroke. However, the ball hit the helmet of the wicketkeeper and while the ball was intended to go towards the on-side, after deflecting from the helmet of the wicketkeeper, it carried all the way to the short third man fielder.
The video of the hilarious incident is going viral.
"NO! YOU HAVEN'T SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS BEFORE," part of the caption read.
Check it out here:
Time and again cricket keeps on surprising the fans as there are never-seen-before passages of play despite the contest between bat and ball being centuries old. This was one such incident and there have been all sorts of reactions pouring in on the same.
"What a league man. It is pure entertainment," wrote one Twitter user. "Well played keeps," reacted another. England's famous cricket supporters club Barmy Army also took note of the incident and shared the video with the caption: "Cricket is just a phenomenal sport."