Never ever has a batsman become so remorseful after hitting a six in a cricket league than Asif Ali, who cursed his stars after hitting a bowler out of the park only to watch the rear windshield of his Vauxhall station wagon shattering into pieces.
A loud thud followed after Ali, who plays for Illingworth St Mary's cricket club, pulled a short of length delivery to the square leg boundary while playing against Sowerby St Peter’s Cricket Club in a Halifax Cricket League cup match in United Kingdom (UK) on Sunday. His anxious gaze at the ball turned a nightmare after the ball hit his rear windshield like a projectile engaging its designated target.
The cheer from the spectators at the stands quickly turned into a laughing frenzy when they realised that Ali had put the ball through his own car's rear windshield. The moment when the umpire signaled six, Ali was seen cupping his face with both his hands. Ali's plight did not end there. In fact, all the Sowerby fielders burst out in laughter after realising his mistake.
However, he recovered from the shock and greeted the spectators with a sheepish smile before taking guard to play the next ball only to lose the match later.
As per reports, Asif Ali works as a taxi driver in the UK and is married with two children. The blow to his car left him out of business until he repairs it.
The Illingworth St Mary's CC published the video on its Twitter handle on the same day after which it gathered steam in the microblogging platform and went viral. “That moment when you hit a massive six only for it crash through your own car windscreen,” it tweeted with the video.
That moment when you hit a massive six only for it crash through your own car windscreen 🤣🤣— Illingworth St Mary’s CC (@IllingworthCC) June 20, 2021
🔊 Sound on to hear the smash 💥 pic.twitter.com/FNjRMic9U5
As soon as the video went online, the BBC took interest in it and a correspondent of BBC Yorkshire asked the club for permission to use the video on their platform.