Ireland’s Kevin O’Brien is one of those few players who are known as big hitters. Once again his big-hitting abilities came in the limelight when his batting prowess smashed his own car window with a massive six on Thursday.
O’Brien, who had scored the fastest century in the history of World Cup in 2011 to help Ireland chase down a huge total of 327 to secure a memorable win over England in Bangalore, scored 82 off 37 balls for Leinster Lightning during the Inter-Provincial Twenty20 Trophy.
He smashed eight sixes, one of which went into the parking lot next to the Pembroke Cricket Club in Dublin to break his car’s rear window. After the game, the veteran all-rounder drove the car to the garage and got the window replaced too.
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“Don’t worry @KevinOBrien113 we’ll get it fixed up as good as new,” the dealership posted on Twitter. Brien then gave a stunning reply and promised that he would park the car there from next time as well.
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Meanwhile, the fans are gearing up for the upcoming cash-rich tournament – Indian Premier League (IPL). The league was earlier slated to take place in March but owing to global pandemic COVID-19 all the sporting events have been postponed across the globe.
On the other hand, the BCCI has received the formal approval from the central government to host the 13th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) in the UAE, IPL Chairman Brijesh Patel has revealed the news.
“Yes, we have received all the written approvals,” Patel told PTI when he was asked whether the permission has come in writing from both the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
Notably, if an Indian sports body shifts a domestic tournament outside India, they require the clearance from Home, External and sports ministries respectively to host the tournament there.
“Once we had the verbal okay from the government, we had intimated the Emirates Cricket Board. Now we have the papers also, so franchisees can be intimated that everything is in order,” a veteran BCCI official said to PTI on conditions of anonymity.