Cricket does provide us with a lot of drama and nail-biting moments, but there’s always that light-hearted moment on the cricket pitch that gives the viewers and the players themselves some comic relief. Here are the top 10 funniest moments in cricket history:
10 : Inzamam-ul-Haq’s weight coming to bite him you think? The Pakistan captain tries to sweep a Monty Panesar delivery but loses his balance and falls over the stumps, in what was as uncompromising and ugly dismissal you are ever likely to see.
9 : Tapash Baisya’s delivery was flicked onto the on side by Sachin, but hesitation between the batsmen almost led to Sachin’s run-out but keeper Khaled Mahsud made a meal of the situation and allowed Tendulkar to come back for the second, and there was nearly a dismissal at the other end moments later. Bangladesh making cricket look like a circus!
8 : Rana Naved-ul-Hasan has a reputation of being a dreadful fielder and he did his reputation no harm with a comical attempt to retrieve the ball.
7 : Neil Mckenzie dived on the fence to save the boundary but instead ended up losing his pants, much to the Australian crowd’s delight.
6 : The crowd imitating Ronnie Irani’s warm-up technique finds its way at No. 6, causing England skipper Nasser Hussain to have a bit of a chuckle.
5 : A strip from a hot girl in the crowd. Now that has to be on this list!
4 : An awkward moment for Michael Hussey as he completely misjudges the flight of the ball in air, and gives Dael Steyn the chance to come back for two runs.
3 : Leverock celebrating Robin Uthappa’s dismissal as if Bermuda had won the world cup. And the entertaining dance that followed!
2 : Shadab Jakati made Mahendra Singh Dhoni a very angry captain as he missed three opportunities to get the danger man Dwayne Smith run out in the IPL III final. Comedy of errors!
1 : Billy Bowden is the funniest umpire around, and his gesture to send Glenn Mcgrath off the pitch, as they do in football, was a moment fitting of the no.1 spot.