On Day 2 of the second Test match between Sri Lanka and India at Colombo, a very unusual incident took place when a powerful hit from Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya almost hit the on-field umpire Rod Tucker.
This all happened on the bowling of Ravindra Pushpakumara. Hardik came running down the track to hit a pitched up delivery straight towards the boundary. He did not get his elevation correct and the ball maintained a waist height as it went like a rocket.
The umpire was equally fast in his movement as he moved his hip sideways in order to let the ball pass. It was really a masterstroke from the Aussie.
After the incident Tucker and all the players on the field couldn’t stop their laugh.
Here’s the video of Hardik Pandya’s powerful shot:
Turns out Rod Tucker is The One after all. Someone give Morpheus a bell and let him know he's got the wrong bloke… pic.twitter.com/NfmataApjB
— The Cricket Paper (@TheCricketPaper) August 4, 2017