Cricket is a gentleman’s game but with time, the game has evolved and for good. While it first started with Test matches, now many forms of cricket are played. Earlier the players were just known for their batting, bowling or fielding capabilities but these days players are getting famous for their non-cricket activities too. The year 2018 was no different as we saw many cricketers giving us LOL moment on the pitch leaving us in splits.
Here’s a list of cricketers who apart from entertaining us with their game also entertained us with their actions and we are going ROFL. Have a look.
#1 R Ashwin and Rohit Sharma
In the ongoing test series against the hosts Australia Down Under, Indian cricketers R Ashwin and Rohit Sharma were involved in a funny moment on-field. The incident happened during the first Test match after R Ashwin picked Aaron Finch’s wicket. As Ashwin was walking back to his fielding position after bowling a fantastic over, the ODI vice-captain came to him to congratulate for the wicket. But at the same time, Ashwin was having a conversation with someone else about his bowling or field setting maybe and in the process he ignored Rohit. Eventually, the Mumbai based batsman left by just patting his back, leaving fans in splits.
#2 MS Dhoni and Kuldeep Yadav
MS Dhoni goes by the title of Mr. Cool and very rarely we have seen him lose it. After quitting captaincy in January 2017, MSD was back to leading the team in the final Super Four match against Afghanistan. Between the overs spinner Kuldeep Yadav asked Dhoni to change fielder's location and what happened next left laughing hard. Dhoni replied, "Bowling karega ya bowler change kare ?" (Will you bowl or we should change the bowler?)
#3 Azhar Ali's Bizarre Run-Out
Azhar Ali’s runout can apparently be called the most bizarre run out we have ever seen in the history of cricket. It happened during the 53rd over on the day three of the second Test of Pakistan vs Australia. Azhar Ali, who was batting on 64 attempted a booming drive off Peter Siddle's delivery that took the thick edge of the willow. While Peter Siddle wasn't impressed, as the ball flew in between the gully and the slip cordon. Both batsmen including the bowler and also the spectators thought that the ball had raced away to the boundary, which wasn't the case. What happened next got Azhar’s name in history books as Mitchell Starc, who was after the ball threw it to the skipper Tim Paine, who removed the bails gleefully.
#4 Virat Kohli dancing on field
We all know that Indian cricket team captain has had an amazing year with the bat and he has been the run machine for the team. While in the ongoing series we have seen captain Kohli involved in a banter with his counterpart, we also came across a video where the Indian skipper was enjoying the moment with a little dance. In between the overs, Kohli was caught on cam breaking into an impromptu dance which instantly went viral on social media.
#5 Dwayne Bravo’s pre wicket celebration
West Indie’s veteran cricketer over the years has been famous for his all-round skills on the pitch and his live wire nature off it. Dwayne Bravo's pre-wicket celebration went viral on social media after he performed it in the match between Maratha Arabians and Bengal Tigers. The incident happened during the 9th over of the match when Bravo was bowling to Nabi with the Tigers sailing at 116/6 while chasing the target of 122 runs. On the fifth ball of the match, Bravo, bowled a slower one which Nabi tried to pull away and ended up misjudging his shot as the ball raised in the air for the bowler to take a comfortable catch on the other end. Bravo anticipating the catch, started celebrating even before grabbing the catch.
#6 Ravi Shastri’s Test'ticles viral video
The Indian coach was in high spirits after India registered its first ever test win in the first match of the series in Australia. In a post-match interaction, while one of the match experts Sunil Gavaskar asked the coach whether the Indian team will continue the winning momentum in the coming matches of the series. Ravi Shastri had an epic reply to it which also made him the meme king for the coming days.