6 Times cricketers did the unexpected on the field
To see Dale Steyn bowling a fast-paced good length delivery or to witness a trademark cover-drive from Kohli isn’t that hard for a fan of cricket. But sometimes, as in every other sport, cricketers do things that fans are not used to seeing, and more often than not leaves them speechless. Be it a bit of plaster across the mouth, or an extremely wild celebration from a typically composed player, unexpected moments on the pitch are ones to treasure.Here’s a look at 6 times cricketers did the unexpected on the field.
#1 Worcestershire go \'keeper-less\'
In a county match against Northamptonshire, the skipper of Worcestershire, Daryl Mitchell, asked wicketkeeper Ben Cox to temporarily put his keeping duties on hold and become an outfielder, leaving no one behind the stumps to save runs. The ploy appeared to be an extension of MS Dhoni’s idea of standing back to the spinners while keeping for India in a recent Test Series against England.
The puzzled on-field umpires allowed Daryl Mitchell to carry on with this unusual setup after much consultation, making this a very unique and surprising occurence in the history of the game.