Shahid Afridi With His Pants Down To Dhoni Go ng Shirtless – Cricket’s Most Funny Moments
Cricketers are often under immense pressure during matches, especially when playing in a prestigious tournament such as the World Cup. In their eagerness to win, they go all out, but find themselves occasionally in an embarrassing position. In a match against South Africa at Eden Park on Saturday, Pakistani player Yasir Shah, while desperately trying to stop a ball from reaching the boundary, found himself ‘caught with his pants down’ – literally. We bring you a list of other cricketers who have made the same faux pas…
Yasir took off after the batsman flicked the ball down the leg off Shahid Afridi and, as he scrambled to prevent a boundary, he tumbled over the boundary rope and his trousers came loose. The crowd saw the funny side of it, even though the match was in for a close finish with both teams fighting hard to win. Pakistan eventually won the game by 29 runs.
New Zealand cricketer Lou Vincent lost his trousers while fielding in a match against the West Indies in 2006 in Auckland. Lou Vincent lost his pants while diving and fielding at the boundary during an ODI match. Despite the position he found himself in, the player, unmindful of the embarrassment, got up and threw the ball.
Neil McKenzie was caught with his pants down during the third and final ODI when South Africa toured Australia in 2000. The moment took place when Michael Bevan pulled a short ball from Telemachus over the mid-wicket. McKenzie came running to stop the ball from touching the boundary ropes and dived full stretch only to lose his pants. The embarrassed fielder got up quickly and pulled up his pants to save further blushes.
Indian batting star Virat Kohli faced an embarrassing moment on the cricket field in Dhaka in 2010 during the match between India and Sri Lanka. While he was trying to stop a boundary, Virat’s pants came off. He was clicked as he dived close to the boundary to stop the ball. He immediately got up from the ground and pulled up his pants. Reacting to this, teammate Yuvraj Singh could not stop laughing on the field.
SOURCE: TIMES OF INDIA / IMAGES: GOOGLE