5 Funniest appeals in Cricket ever
Sometimes, these 'appeal' moments create some of the most hilarious viewing experiences.
Updated - May 14, 2020 1:12 pm
Cricket is about passion and you can’t play it well if you lack that. Sometimes, when you are bowling nicely but not getting regards, it can get frustrating. Sometimes, it could be a case where the batsman has been batting too well and the bowlers haven’t just found a way to dismiss him.
And then, one mistake by the batsman and the whole team starts appealing. The ball could be crashing the pads or the batsman might have edged it. At this moment, most of the players will start appealing.
However, there are instances when the umpire will surely turn down an appeal. In those times, either a player can calm and continue or just let his/her frustration out. Sometimes, these moments create some of the most hilarious viewing experiences.
Without further to do, let’s look at the funniest appeals in cricket:
1. Laxmi Ratan Shukla
Laxmi Ratan Shukla may not have had a great international career. He played only three ODIs for India, way back in 1999. However, he did make a name for himself in the domestic circuit and also with his IPL performances.
This incident happened in one of the matches in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Bengal was playing against Tamil Nadu in the Quarter Final match. The Bengal side had failed to put on a big total, but Tamil Nadu wasn’t batting too well either. In one of the crucial match-changing moments, one of the batsmen of TN had nicked the ball to the wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha.
The edge was clearly heard on the stump mic but somehow, the umpire didn’t agree with the appeal. Shukla who was the bowler was vigorously appealing to the umpire. When he saw that the umpire wasn’t going to give it out, he made a hand gesture to the umpire which meant that he was swearing on his mother that the batsman had nicked the ball.
The batsman didn’t walk and Shukla kept saying, “Maa Kasam out hai.” Bengal ended up winning the match and qualified for the semis. The appeal by Shukla became really famous online.