The field of cricket demands tremendous hard work, perseverance and determination to master your skills. It’s only after those skills are mastered you become confident of delivering them when the opportunity arrives. The perfect straight drive from Sachin Tendulkar’s bat or the scintillating pull shot from Ricky Ponting was only mastered after practising for hours day in and day out.
But there are some moments when the players aren’t able to deliver even the most basic of skills like picking up a ball or throwing to the right end during a crunch moment of the game. It’s these moments which light up the match and leave the crowd in splits. England team’s famous fan group ‘Barmy Army’ shared a similar moment from a local club game of Maida Vale cricket club on their social media handles.
In the video, a bowler is seen running up to bowl a delivery as the batsman tries to hit him for a boundary but ends up missing the ball altogether. The wicketkeeper comes into action and grabs the ball quickly and tries to stump the batsmen but the ball ends up evading the stumps as his keeping gloves fly to square leg while attempting the dismissal. Seeing no one collecting the ball, the batsmen quickly try to run a single as the bowler hurriedly comes around to grab the ball and run the batsmen out but the ball ends up missing the stumps once again as the batsmen cancel the run and reach home safely.
The Barmy Army’s official Twitter account wrote “Another contender for one of the most village videos of all time” and tweeted the video.
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Another contender for one of the most village videos of all time 🤣🤣🤣
📹 IG: @maidavalecricketclub pic.twitter.com/nmDp4F0ibC
— England’s Barmy Army (@TheBarmyArmy) July 9, 2022
The comedy of errors in the video will leave every cricket fan in splits. There are many moments from professional cricket that come to mind while watching the video. One of those is from the Indian T20 league season 2009 game between Hyderabad and Chennai Franchise where the audience got treated to a pretty similar incident making everyone laugh their heart out.