7 instances when non-cricketers tried their hand at cricket
Bolt’s memorable sixIt is always nice to see something different once in a while. Not always does it work out - like Sophia Coppola acting, Diego Maradona managing a team, Justin Bieber singing - but it is still fun to watch people try something new.Similarly, seeing sportspeople from different sports trying their hand at cricket is a fantastic thing to see in itself. Cricket is one of the hardest games to play, not everyone can play it, so when personalities that are renowned for their endeavors in other sports lift the bat, it surely brings smiles to the faces of cricket aficionados.And here are some other sports personalities that tried their luck at playing the gentleman (minus Shahid Afridi) game...
#1 Rafael Nadal
We start off with the sport that is of the closest resemblance to cricket. As Rafael Nadal was in India playing in the Chennai Open, former Indian cricketer Krish Srikkanth didn’t let go of the opportunity to give the Spaniard a taste of the game that is considered a religion in India.
Before locking horns against Indian tennis player Karan Rastogi, the legendary Spaniard played a 10 minute friendly cricket match on a 16-yard pitch and played some fine strokes - including a ‘six’ - showing us that he does have the ability to play the game.
He took home the bat that he used to play as he wanted to try the game out more. One can never know if he ever geared up to swing his bat again, but he does have the potential to be a power-hitter.