During the International T20 between World XI and West Indies at Lord’s on Thursday, former England skipper turned commentator Nasser Hussain’s presence in first slip drew social media rage for not taking the game seriously.
The charity match was held to raise funds for the renovation of five cricket stadia in the Carribean islands that were damaged by hurricanes. It was broadcast live on ICC’s Facebook account.
Many took to Twitter to comment on the absurdity after watching Hussain in the slips:
— Lord's Cricket Ground (@HomeOfCricket) May 31, 2018
Nasser Hussain as a commentator stationed himself behind the 'keeper.
Calling the action from so close – interesting initiative @nassercricket#CricketRelief
Picture Courtesy: @HomeOfCricket pic.twitter.com/PHQItlr1qd
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) May 31, 2018
— Adam Collins (@collinsadam) May 31, 2018
Nasser Hussain is standing at slips and doing on filed commentary for WI vs World XI game… Wow seen everything in cricket now!
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) May 31, 2018
— Ejaz Wasim Bakhri (@ejazwasim) May 31, 2018
The cricketing world came together and helped the Caribbean people by raising funds to rebuild cricket facilities across the Caribbean Islands that were damaged by last year’s hurricanes as a Shahid Afridi-led ICC World XI locked horns with Windies in a Twenty20 International match at Lord’s. The game itself had some great moments, but the contest resulted in a one-sided affair with the Windies emerging victorious by 72 runs as the ICC World XI stumbled in their chase of 200.
It was a tale of two ends at the start of the Windies innings as Evin Lewis started his innings with a and Chris Gayle struggled to find the middle of the bat. Lewis raced to 50 from just 23 balls as he flayed the World XI bowlers to all parts, he was also named as players of the match. Gayle was much more sedate, at one point batting out a maiden over from Tymal Mills.
Talking about T20 cricket, former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly had said, “Ultimately you will be remembered for what you do in Test cricket. T20 is fun, it brings people to the ground, you can see Shah Rukh Khan dancing on the stands.”