If I get bored I prod that sore point
True story - I was with my dad shopping on a Saturday afternoon and we stopped outside a telly shop - Radio Rentals or such like - to check how the cricket was going, I said to Dad “that’s the new spinner they’ve got, he’s not done much in the county games.” We both stood there to see that first ball to Gatting and then stayed to watch it being endlessly replayed on a dozen screens.
Weird... the lack of a follow up post could be construed to imply that nothing exciting happened...I'm at a cricket match, for the first and very probably last time in my life. I will report back if anything exciting happens.
The incident came in the 25th over of Sri Lanka’s innings when, after the fall of the fourth wicket, Mathews walked out to the middle. Discovering his helmet had a broken chin strap after taking guard, the all-rounder gestured for a replacement to be brought out.
However, World Cup regulations stipulate a batter must be “ready to receive the ball” within two minutes of the fall of the previous wicket. With this time elapsed, Shakib, the bowler at the time, surprised Mathews and spectators alike by appealing for timed out.