Cricket looks like a very serious sport where players are extremely attentive and even gloomy. However, funny moments can happen anywhere so cricket is not an exception. Here is the list of 10 funniest situations in cricket history.
1. Mark Richardson’s strange cramps.
Mark Richardson created the funniest situation in cricket history. Not only the audience was laughing, but even other players and staff couldn’t stop smiling and giggling.
Here is what that situation was about: Mark had muscle cramps unexpectedly, so he hit the ground and started gyrating making extremely weird sounds, as a result of which everyone was laughing.
2. Lou Vincent’s embarrassing situation.
Cricket players always try to do everything to save the boundaries. They do impressive catches or breathtaking drives to get that ball, and sometimes these efforts can lead to something very funny. Lou Vincent who was a famous cricket player wanted to save a boundary but his efforts made his pants come down in front of other players and the whole audience. This moment is probably one of the most embarrassing ones in Lou’s life.
3. Inzamam ul Haq’s crazy running skills.
Inzamam ul Haq was a very famous cricket player who was born in Pakistan and achieved many amazing results. His hitting skills were incredible but he was always struggling with running because of his size. His proportions didn’t allow him to run really fast, so every time when Inzamam was doing his best to run faster, he looked funny.
4. Ajit Agarkar’s weird reaction.
This man was a star of Indian bowling at the beginning of this century, but he also became really great at cricket. However, when Ajit was on a tour against the Australian team, he had 7 ducks in 7 consecutive games.
As a result, when Agarkar finally scored a point against the Australians, he started to wave the bat for the audience which looked too strange.
5. Tillakaratne Dilshan’s lesson about gravity.
Everyone knows how gravity works but it seems like Dilshan had no idea about it. This sportsman was participating in the match of Sri Lanka against Bangladesh and during that game, he just learned how hard a ball can hit someone. Dilshan wanted to celebrate and he threw the ball high completely forgetting about any gravity. But of course, that ball came back immediately, so the head of Dilshan was injured a little bit.
6. Billy Bowden’s decision to play cricket.
Cricket is a unique sport where even the umpire can make the match more exciting.
Billy became famous because of his weird way of signaling wide. Bowden got many fans in many countries because of his uniqueness, however, even these fans were shocked sometimes when Billy made stranger signs.
7. Unlucky sunglasses of Andrew Strauss.
A really weird but cool thing happened during the game between England and South Africa. When Andrew Strauss raised the ball, his sunglasses got into the air as well. But the weirdest thing is that these sunglasses were hit by the ball as the paths of these 2 things matched. Every single person who saw that was smiling because such things don’t happen often.
8. Sachin Tendulkar’s confusing situation.
Sachin was a professional and really famous cricket player but even professionals can lose it sometimes. Sachin Tendulkar was battling with Anil Kumble, then he decided to throw the ball to the side and ran after it. It took some time until he realized that he and Anil were not on the same page, so the situation was extremely weird.
That moment was really funny because players and the audience didn’t understand those strange actions, some commentators even said that that it felt like a performance in a circus.
9. Dwayne Smith’s funny mistake.
There was a memorable match between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians. You can’t even imagine how many funny things happened. Dwayne Smith threw the ball into the offside zone and started to run but there was a misfielding situation. Smith could run out without any problems but the fielder missed 4 chances to run Dwayne out. Can you imagine having 4 possibilities and failing them all? So awkward.
10. Zaheer Khan’s «love story».
Cricket fans know that matches between India and Pakistan are always pretty serious. However, there was a day when everyone was smiling. It happened because a young woman who was sitting in the stadium had a poster saying “Love you Zaheer”. The cameraman decided to show that girl, and the whole crowd started to applaud. After that, the operator showed Zaheer who was teased by the guys from his team.
These are not the only funny situations that happened in cricket history, and it is great as sometimes smiling during a sport is also a good thing.