Emotions and sports complement each other. There is nothing that can beat the kind of drama that live sports has to offer. There can be moments of awe and inspiration while it can easily be accompanied by failures and disappointments. Some sports like football offer athletes an opportunity to show their emotions through celebrations but in some sports like shooting, if one lets the emotion get the better of the individual, the battle is already half-lost.
An outburst of sorts by a bowler desperate for a wicket was caught on the camera and the mic and the video of it is doing the rounds. The said incident happened during the 50-overs a side contest between Camberwell Magpies and Kingston Hawthorn and was part of the Victorian Premier Cricket.
It was the Camberwell Magpies side who were batting first and their opener Christopher Thewlis was in the middle of a fairytale knock. He had already brought up his double hundred in no time and was batting on 236 runs from 70 balls which he had accumulated through 20 fours and 24 sixes.
The kind of shot-making that he displayed was enough to demoralise the fielding team and when a fielder dropped a catch of the said batter on 236, the bowler cried in disappointment and couldn’t believe his luck.
Here is the bowler’s reaction:
The sound every club cricketer recognises ?
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Eventually though, Thewlis was dismissed for 237 as Camberwell Magpies ended up scoring a massive 441/5. Other than the opener, Hamish Burrill and Thomas Donaldson also scored half-centuries to take them to such a strong total. In response, Kingston Hawthorn could only muster 203/8 in their 50 overs. C Fitzsimmons was the pick of the bowlers for Magpies as he scalped 3 wickets for 32 runs in his quota of 10 overs. In addition, two batters- O Hanrahan and C Cater were run out.
Burrill, KA Prior and SC Nash chipped in with a wicket each. Prajay Paramesh (66 from 43) was the top scorer for the chasing team but it wasn’t enough to even come close to their target.