We Indians are familiar with incidents like broken window pane during a gully cricket match. There is phase until you break a window pane you will not be able to be great crickter. In gully cricket, India’s children often break windowpane of their neighbour. And angry neighbour dismantles their game. It is folklore of Indian cricket.
In the Bollywood movie Chain Kuili Ki Main Kuili, we have seen a child smashing big sixes. One of the six smashes a window of a car of a cricket coach. The story of the film has repeated in Australia, but the batsman who hit the six did not meet the fortune of that movie batsman.
A straight drive always looks elegant but when an angry cab driver drove straight on to the cricket field and parked his vehicle mid-pitch in the suburb of Brisbane yesterday nobody was left laughing. Queensland Police had to intervene to resume the play.
During Queensland’s Warehouse Cricket Association B1 fixture between Macgregor and Griffith University, a straight hit from Macgregor’s Nigel Sherborne went sailing over the rope – and smashed the windscreen of the parked cab.
A Macgregor player got enough time to take selfie with a parked Taxi
The cabbie got angry. He decided to emit his anger and between innings drove his vehicle onto the field at DM Henderson Park. He harshly drove the car and parked it in the middle of the pitch before Griffith could start their innings.
“Nigel hit a straight drive off Tom English for six smashing into a parked cabbie,” Macgregor secretary Troy Burns wrote on the club’s Facebook page.
“Not happy and in protest he then drove onto the field and parked in the centre of the pitch.”
Window view of the ground. Players are leaving the pitch
The Queensland Police had to be called to get the driver out of the ground. But, when Police came the game has already lost eight overs as it took the time to resume.
The match turned to worse. Seven overs into the delayed second innings wicketkeeper Brett BJ Bednarski was hit by a follow through from a hoot shot.
However, Bednarski’s injury was not serious.
“News on BJ is positive with nothing was broken, just stitches to his face,” Burns wrote, adding the player had “just stitches to the deep gash and one sore head”.
With Bednarski injured and plenty of time lost in the second innings, Macgregor conceded the match.
“Hopefully next week against Everton is drama free,” wrote Burns.
Here is that Taxi