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Watch: South Africa Cricket Stadium Turns into Swimming Pool!

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Kingsmead Durban. Photo Credit: Gallo Images.

South Africa’s Cricket Stadium Kingsmead in Durban has turned into a swimming pool after the storm hit the coastal city Durban which is located in the eastern post of KwaZulu-Natal Province in the African continent.

After the roads and byroads witnessed the major gridlock and long serpentine queues of the vehicles in Durban, the 25-second video of international cricket stadium Kingsmead has further caught the attention of the sports lovers which revealed the ground was inundated entirely owing to the torrential downpour.

With the latest technology making things simple, it is expected the super soppers are supposed to put in place as soon as possible to keep the field intact for the upcoming fixtures.

However, the stadium is said to be having the best drainage system which would eventually sigh a relief for the groundsmen.

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Kingsmead Durban Stadium remained under water after the stadium was flooded. Photo Credit: Lloyd Madsen/Twitter/Screengrab.

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One of the Twitter users Lloyd Madsen, who is a professional hockey player took to Twitter to post a video capsule of the storm which wrecked havoc in Durban, as the short film further revealed the scene inside Kingsmead stadium.

“They’ve always said that when the tide comes in it makes a difference at Kingsmead,” Madsen wrote on twitter handle with a video post.

The jaw-dropping footage from Kingsmead stadium further reflected what city has gone through since October 10.

The home-base for the Proteas domestic club Dolphins was looking more sort of a swimming pool than in actual the cricket field.

Interestingly, it’s the same ground where explosive batsman Yuvraj Singh smashed England bowler Stuart Broad for six consecutive sixes, in the 2007 World Twenty20 World Cup fixture which eventually Men in Blue won under the leadership of Mahendra Singh Dhoni after Misbah-Ul-Haq infamous shot found S. Sreesanth stationed at fine-leg.

The England cricketer Kevin Pietersen was surprised when the video surfaced on the social media.

Interesting, the 37-year-old Pietermaritzburg-born Pietersen has represented the Proteas club Dolphins before shifting to the United Kingdom to make a career out of gentleman’s game.

During the ongoing Sunfoil domestic series, Dolphins are scheduled to face the Titans at home in Pietermaritzburg between October 16 to October 19 respectively.

With nothing going in South Africa’s favour, earlier the Cricket South Africa (CSA) has postponed the inaugural edition of the Twenty20 Global League which was slated for November 3 while housing eight teams and star cricketers across the cricketing globe.

Taking a jibe at the administration, Pietersen quoted the video while reacting this is the response to the delayed professional T20 league back in his country of birth.

“Holy smokes! Mother Nature having her say on the Global League debacle!,” Pietersen tweeted.

Over the past two days, the people struggled due to the inclement weather. The structures were also damaged during the floods which further saw trees being uprooted.

Here’s is the footage of Kingsmead field:

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Tahir Ibn Manzoor is a staffer at Sportzwiki.com, who follows cricket like food after listening to running commentary on a transistor radio when he was only eight, and penned down the scorecard when he turned 11. Twitter, Instagram: TahirIbnManzoor