Life seldom brings happy endings. Yet the cricket pitch is one place where skill and determination let you craft out a joyous finish for your entire team. Funnily enough, in a surprising case of serendipity (and shocking ineptitude on the bowler’s part), a local cricket team got their unexpected happy ending with a big win.
A hilarious video from a local cricket tournament just went viral. It depicts the match at a crucial juncture where the batsman requires a six from the last ball to score a win. While the pressure is immense, the excitement on the ground is palpable. Yet it is the unfortunate bowler who seems to be doing the batsman’s job for him.
Take a look at the video-
6 runs needed off 1 ball and the team scored it with 1 ball to spare 😂 pic.twitter.com/XOehccVBzA
— Amit A (@Amit_smiling) January 8, 2019
Indeed folks! While the players have no idea what the next ball will bring, the bowler never ceases to surprise them. With 6 runs needed off 1 ball, the batting team scored it with 1 ball to spare. (Of course with ample help from the bowler whose ability to pitch repeated wide balls is nothing short of laudable)
Twitterati is lol’ling away and their responses to the tweeted clip shall make your day!
Pakistan to Bowler: pic.twitter.com/2wHGhJQq9D
— Jaimin Morbia (@jaimeme_morbia) January 8, 2019
This was really hilarious 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
— MazelTov (@runjhunmehrotra) January 8, 2019
There were those who insinuated that the match was fixed.
Desai ne zarur 500/- dia hoga 6 wide daalne ko
— BelanWali (@BelanWali) January 8, 2019
Looks full fixing….batsman can't hit….so bowled wides
— gauti (@TraderGautam) January 9, 2019
Seems umpire & batsman are relatives.
— Sharath (@Sharath05969239) January 9, 2019
Some found solace in his maladroit way of bowling. While others said it was Sreesanth!
I thought i’m the worst bowler on this planet but today i’m happy.
— Vodka + Cyanide (@Riskiest_Poison) January 9, 2019
Is that sreesanth?
— weed energy (@xuezoxe) January 9, 2019
Then (of course) there were political puns.
Bowler is Potential replacement of Rahul Gandhi
— 🇮🇳Pandey🇮🇳 (@Jhalla_wallah) January 8, 2019
This Twitter user captions it perfectly!
He bowled the team to victory… the other team!
— Oldhand (@BC_Oldhand) January 9, 2019
Indeed, he did. Didn’t he?