Cricketers at the end of the day are entertainers. Most cricketing heroes have gone on record saying that they want to put up an entertaining show for their fans. Some like Virat Kohli play with the crowd and get them to roar for them and sometimes against the opponents.
During a Test match, which is otherwise a grueling and tiresome experience, sometimes cricketers do get involved in a few light moments. One of them came right at the end of Day 3 of the ongoing third Test match between Pakistan and Australia. The two cricketers who were involved were Australia’s opener David Warner and Pakistan pacer Shaheen Afridi.
As soon as Warner played his stroke off the bowling of Afridi, he shouted no run. However, he was out of his crease and the left-arm bowler while moving towards the batter on his follow through, walked towards the opener and then the two stared at each other while also sharing a laugh.
What made the visual all the more hilarious was the difference in the heights of the two stars. While Warner, known as the pocket-sized dynamo, is only about 5 ft 5.7 inches, Afridi is about 6 and a half feet tall. Their hilarious face-off even left their teammates and commentators on air in splits.
Later, the Pakistan Cricket Board even shared the video of the same. “What a way to conclude the day 😄 #BoysReadyHain l #PAKvAUS,” the video was captioned.
Check it out here:
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) March 23, 2022
The match situation clearly suggests that Australia have the upper hand heading into the final two days of the Test match. The major reason behind this is their fast bowling led by captain Pat Cummins (5/56) and Mitchell Starc (4/33). While Pakistan were at one stage 3 down for 248, Cummins and Starc triggered a collapse that saw them get bowled out for 268.
With the Kangaroos having made 391 in the first innings and ending Day 3 at 11/0 in their second innings, they would want to reach a situation from where there could only be two results possible- either that of an Australian win or a draw.