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BBL fan drinks beer with cricket ball in glass

The coronavirus pandemic disrupted the international calendar of various sporting events all across the world last year. While some events were cancelled, IPL was postponed for an indefinite period of time and then BCCI pulled off a masterstroke by hosting the league in the United Arab Emirates.

All the games were played behind the closed doors and fans were not allowed to turn up in numbers at the stadiums. During the T20I series between Australia and India, 50% crowd were allowed inside the stadium.

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Cricket Australia also allowed 50% crowd for the day-night pink-ball affair at Adelaide Oval. Meanwhile, the ongoing Big Bash League has witnessed crowds limited to 50 per cent and the fans gathered in numbers to cheer for their respective teams.

Fan drinks beer with a cricket ball in the glass

Cricket fans never shy away from stealing the spotlight especially when the cameras are panned into them. They come up with interesting antics on the field and sometimes, whatever they do in the stands go viral on social media.

During the 27th Big Bash League match between Melbourne Stars and Hobart Hurricanes, an interesting incident took place. A man in the stands was seen drinking a beer along with a cricket ball in the glass. The video of the same spread like wildfire

“What about the Covid? He doesn’t want to touch it. You can’t give him back without the beer,” the on-air commentators said while laughing.

It all started when No.1 T20I batsman Dawid Malan launched a sux which ended up falling in the beer cup of the fan. However, TV replays showed that it was another fan who tried to take the catch but instead deflected it into the beer cup of the man sitting beside him.

Meanwhile, Melbourne Stars’ Sam Rainbird, who was positioned at the fine leg region, went to collect the ball but the elderly fan refused to give it back and continued relishing his beer with the ball still inside the cup.

Watch the video:

Talking about the match, Melbourne Stars posted a mammoth total of 183/6 in 20 overs. Marcus Stoinis top-scored with 97 off 55 balls including 7 fours and 7 sixes. In reply, Hurricanes managed to score 173/6 and lost the game by 10 runs. Ben McDermott was the pick of the batsmen for Hurricanes as he scored 91 off 58 (8 fours, 5 sixes).

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