Watch: Six from Papua New Guinea batsman hits the camera

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Papua New Guinea. (Photo Source: Twitter)

In a recent match between Papua New Guinea and Hong Kong, an unusual incident took place. A PNG batsman hit a six down the ground and the ball apparently hit the camera screens. The commentators present at the venue had the best view of where the ball had landed. It is not a usual sight that we see a batsman hit the camera screens with such powerful shots.

Papua New Guinea are taking slow yet steady steps in the cricket world. Ever since becoming an associate member in 1973, they have been participating in ICC qualifiers regularly. However, they are yet to make it to a major tournament. The U19 team has definitely found success and made it to the ICC U19 World Cups. Hong Kong has had relatively more success compared to Papua New Guinea.

Hong Kong was inducted as an associate nation in 1969. Time and again they have made sporadic appearances in the ICC global events. Their most recent participation was in the ICC World T20 2016 held in India.

This is not the first time when the ball has went beyond the regulatory boundaries in the history of the game. Back in the year 2000, Australian player Brett Lee had smashed a six off the bowling of Zaheer Khan in the ICC Knockout Trophy. The shot hit the windshields of a car parked in the ground parking.

Shahid Afridi had once hit a six against South Africa, which the commentators believed was so massive that it landed at the adjacent golf course. When India toured England in 2002, Sourav Ganguly’s massive shot down the ground injured an old man in the stands. India went on to win the match and leveled the historic series 1-1.

Chris Gayle, while playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL, hit 5 sixes off the bowling of Rahul Sharma in an over. One of the sixes hit a girl in the stands and she had to be hospitalized. Gayle later went on to meet the girl and even gave away some goodies to the girl after knowing about the incident.

The most recent incident was when Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson hit a six against Zimbabwe that broke the glass window pane of the commentators box. Commentator Mpulelu Mbangwa later mocked by saying, “Something came out of the sky.”

Watch the video of the Papua New Guinea batsman hitting the camera here:

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