'Sorry about that' - Daryl Mitchell apologises to fan after hitting a six straight into her beer mug

Daryl Mitchell's six had landed in a fan's glass of beer on the first day of the second Test against England.

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Daryl Mitchell (Photo Source: Twitter/Blackcaps)
Karthik Nair

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New Zealand batter Daryl Mitchell showcased a wonderful batting display on the first day of the ongoing second Test match against England at Trent Bridge in Nottingham where he and wicketkeeper-batter Tom Blundell worked in tandem and made the English bowlers toil on what was a bowling-friendly surface. He remained unbeaten on 81 at the end of Day 1.

However, during his extraordinary performance on the 22 yards, one of Mitchell’s fantastic shots also found its way into the stands and landed straight into a spectator’s pint of beer. After that, a video of England pacer Matthew Potts conveying a message to his teammates that the ball had landed in a fan’s beer mug also went viral.

Daryl Mitchell met the fan after the end of the first day’s play

It is to be noted that the spectator named Susan was offered a replacement drink by the New Zealand team. Moreover, Daryl Mitchell approached her personally after the end of the day’s play and apologized for the six that had landed in her glass of beer.

“Sorry about that”, said Mitchell while interacting with the fan in a video posted by New Zealand Cricket on their official Twitter handle. He then asked her whether she was offered a replacement drink to which she replied she got not one but two glasses of beer as a replacement.

“They did indeed. In fact, the Barmy Army also bought me a pint,” Susan replied.

Meanwhile, Mitchell wasted little time in adding more to his overnight score when play resumed on the second day, and he along with Blundell negotiated the new ball threat and not allowed the English bowlers to make any comeback in the first hour. He went on to complete a well-deserved century, which also happened to be his third in the longest format. The Kiwis would now be hoping to keep the scoreboard ticking as they eye a mammoth first innings total in order to stay alive in the series.