Though professional cricketers often wear their heart on their sleeves while taking the field, it sometimes becomes essential to have fun in the process. Young children usually start playing sports for the love and fascination but as trained athletes with an expectation to win from the fans and pressure to perform for a place in the side, it can get tricky. However, it’s never a problem as far as the West Indies players are concerned.
The Men from the Caribbean are known for their sense of humour and larger than life celebrations on the field. A similar incident was on display during the Pakistan Super League match between Multan Sultans and Karachi Kings when Multans’ Shimron Hetmyer raised his finger even before the on-field umpire.
Hetmyer raises his finger
Notably, in the third ball of the 12th over being bowled by Imran Tahir, the batter missed the ball and the ball stuck Karachi Kings’ Najibullah Zadran on the pads. Although it was deemed out, Zadran decided to go for the review even as it looked a close call to the naked eye after he failed to connect a reverse sweep. The DRS then confirmed that the batter was indeed out. With the entire thing being played at the big screen, Hetmyer did not wait for the umpire to raise his finger again but gave it out himself to have a bit of fun on the ground.
Check out the video here:
Hetmyer becomes umpire 😂 pic.twitter.com/gfIwaY8H1D
— That-Cricket-Girl (@imswatib) June 10, 2021
Chasing 176, Kings fell short by 12 runs despite Babar Azam’s (85*) heroic innings. Earlier, Rilee Rossouw (44 off 24) and Khushdil Shah (44* off 32) steered the Multan Sultans to 176/5.