Club cricketer smashes the windscreen of his own car with a six, video goes viral

Unfortunately, the ball that travelled across the boundary went and fell straight on Ali’s car.

Asif Ali six
Asif Ali six. (Photo Source: Twitter)
Akash Ghosh

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There have been many instances in cricket when a batsman has hit a six and the ball has travelled and hit someone sitting on the boundary or in the stands. These situations sometimes become iconic memories to look back at as cricket fans. One such incident happened in a local club match played in Yorkshire in England. 

In this match, Illingworth St Mary’s cricket club and Sowerby St Peters CC were up against each other. Illingworth St Mary’s player Asif Ali was batting and he hit a perfectly timed shot over the fine leg boundary for a six. Before he could celebrate the fantastic shot which he hit, his happiness turned into despair. 

Unfortunately, the ball that travelled across the boundary went and fell straight on Ali’s car. The impact was so hard that it ended up breaking the back glass of the car. His opponents, teammates, and the umpire shared a laugh, while Ali was seen standing on the pitch with his hand on his head. A moment later, he dropped to his knees in shock. 

Asif Ali’s video going on the knees goes viral on Twitter

The video of this incident was uploaded on the Twitter profile of the Illingworth St Mary’s Cricket Club and became an instant hit with the netizens. The video went viral and received coverage from some renowned media houses in England. Another picture of the broken back glass of the car was also uploaded. 

To make matters worse for Asif Ali, he was left stranded with the score of 43 when his team slipped to a seven-wicket loss against Sowerby St Peters in the Halifax Cricket League. This was the crucial Crossley Shield quarter-final match between the two sides. 

In August 2020, a similar incident had happened with the Irish all-rounder Kevin O’Brien. It happened when he was playing a domestic match and played an outstanding knock which included eight sixes. One of those sixes had sailed into the parking lot which was located near the Pembroke Cricket Club in Dublin, where the match was being played. The ball shattered the car’s rear window. After the game, the 37-year-old all-rounder had taken his car straight to the garage to get the window fixed. “I will park further away next time,” he had said on Twitter at the time.