Hitting a massive six out of the park would usually be any cricketer’s dream.
But one English cricketer’s dream turned into a nightmare in his club match in Yorkshire over the weekend.
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Playing for Illingworth St Mary’s Cricket Club against Sowerby’s St Peter’s in the Halifax Cricket League Crossley Shield quarterfinal, batsman Asif Ali had a moment he’d rather forget.
He picked up the bowler’s length beautifully and flicked the ball off his pads and out of the ground.
Looking up to admire his own feat, Ali’s reaction quickly turned to horror as he saw the ball smash through the rear windscreen of his own car.
That moment when you hit a massive six only for it crash through your own car windscreen 🤣🤣
🔊 Sound on to hear the smash 💥 pic.twitter.com/FNjRMic9U5
His club captured the incident on video and posted it to Twitter, where it has since gone viral.
The clip has prompted hilarious reactions on social media and was shared by the Twitter account of the Barmy Army, the England cricket team’s official supporter group.
Ali couldn’t believe his eyes as his own excellent shot turned into a disaster.
In the video, he is seen watching where the ball lands carefully before hearing the sound of his windscreen smashing into pieces.
The footage then shows him put his head in his hands and go down on his haunches, in complete shock at his terrible bad luck, while the crowd can be heard laughing.
The umpire raised both arms to signal a six, with a wide smile on his face.
The English cricketer’s six caused some serious damage to his car.Source:Twitter
It was a double whammy of despair for Ali, whose side lost the match.
“I seen the ball going towards my car and I’m like oh no, no, no and it’s hit my screen!” Ali told ITV.
“Bad thing as well, I’ve been playing for this club a long time but I’ve never, ever brought my car in the car park. Always park outside.
“Yesterday was first time I bring car in here and I smash the windscreen. I was shocked with what I’ve done.”
Making matters for Ali is that he uses the car for his job as a taxi driver.
However, he won’t be out of pocked for the incident though.
The club’s chairman has agreed to pay the batsman’s repair bill.
“We felt it only appropriate,” club chairman Jeremy Rhodes said.
“He scores a lot of runs for us, puts a lot of effort in.
“(We’re) more than happy to cover the cost of a windscreen. It’s his means of work and earning a livelihood.”
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