The veteran Irish batsman, Kevin O’Brien has always been known for smashing the cricket ball hard to all parts of the ground. The Ireland batsman has won many games for his country, thanks to his ruthless hitting. On Thursday, Kevin O’Brien, playing for Leinster Lightning, played a whirlwind known of 82 off just 37 balls, including eight sixes, during a domestic Twenty20 match in Dublin. While the North-West Warriors bowlers were being bullied around, O’Brien’s car, which was in an adjoining car park, suffered a serious blow owing to its owner’s power-hitting.
During the match, the Irishman struck a humongous six that landed straight into the car park and smashed into the rear window of his car at Pembroke Cricket Club.
Taking to Twitter, Cricket Ireland posted a picture of O’Brien’s damaged car, although the 36-year-old O’Brien had the consolation of helping Leinster to win the match.
📸: KEVIN O’BRIEN SMASHES SIX…
— Cricket Ireland (@Irelandcricket) August 27, 2020
Cricket Australia’s Twitter then decided to take a cheeky dig at Kevin O’Brien’s very expensive six, tweeting: “What ever happened to the ‘Luck of the Irish’?”
What ever happened to the 'Luck of the Irish'? 🤔 https://t.co/nDsVx6gI8D
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) August 28, 2020
The match had been reduced to 12 overs per team due to the consistent interruptions due to rain. O’Brien opened the innings after his team were put in to bat and started smashing the bowlers from the word go. His power-packed knock helped Leinster post 124 for four with Simi Singh chipping with a run-a-ball 25.
The North-West Warriors didn’t witness the much-needed start during the chase, losing opener Nathan McGuire on the second ball for a duck. William Porterfield’s 30-ball 50 kept his team in the game for a decent amount of time, but the Warriors kept losing wickets at regular intervals, finally ending up with 104 for eight.