'I would fake a hamstring injury' - Daren Sammy and Grant Elliott engage in a funny banter on Twitter

‘I would fake a hamstring injury’ – Daren Sammy and Grant Elliott engage in a funny banter on Twitter

Notably, both Daren and Grant were right-arm medium pacers in their time.

Old ball and Daren Sammy
Old ball and Daren Sammy. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Former New Zealand batting all-rounder Grant Elliott, who took retirement from the game in 2018 after playing 5 Test matches, 83 ODIs and 17 T20 Internationals, was engaged in a funny banter with his former St Lucia Zouks teammate and former West Indies captain Daren Sammy. The two bickered about the possibility of bowling via a 73-over-old cricket ball in a Test match.

On Monday (September 14), Elliott took to his official Twitter handle to share a picture of an old cricket ball which was in a deplorable condition. Posting the picture, Elliott told the Twitterati about a hypothetical situation wherein the captain asks them to bowl an over using this ball and give a much-needed breakthrough to the team. This drew some funny and sensible reactions from the netizens as many tried to suggest ways through which they can use this ball.

Grant tweeted, “When the captain hands you the ball in the 73rd over with the score at 320/1 and says ‘Come on mate, your turn. Let’s get that break through. This is your chance to prove yourself’.”

“Reverse swing” Daren Sammy gives a perfect solution to the situation by Grant Elliott

Two time T20 World Cup-winning captain Sammy also joined this conversation as he suggested that though the ball is in a terrible condition, it is still capable of offering the reverse swing for fast bowlers. Sammy commented, “Reverse swing,”

Taking note of the comment made by the former Caribbean captain, Grant reckoned that though the reverse swing is possible it is more likely for the fast seamers. The reverse swing would not help him and Sammy as they were the medium pacers.

“Not at our pace brother. autumn leaves in the wind #zouksforlife,” Elliott replied

Notably, both Daren and Grant were right-arm medium pacers in their time. While Sammy managed to take 84, 81, and 44 wickets in 38 Tests, 126 ODIs, and 68 T20 Internationals respectively, Grant has 39 ODI wickets and 14 T20I scalps in 83 and 17 matches respectively under his belt.

Carrying the conversation between him and Elliott forward, Sammy suggested a perfect excuse to make if such a situation arises. Daren jokingly added that he would fake a hamstring injury to prevent himself from these kinds of situations.

“I would fake a hamstring injury,” Sammy replied with multiple smileys.