In live sports, there is nothing more embarrassing for players being caught on camera in a moment of weakness. There have been instances in cricket when fielders have exposed their inners while sliding or defenders’ shorts losing their grip due to a tackle in football.
These footages are often included in the blooper reels which usually tickles the funny bone. England’s all-rounder Ben Stokes also faced a similar situation during the second day’s play while fielding when the cameras caught a brown stain on the back of his trousers.
The sight left England captain, Joe Root, along with Stokes, in splits. However, Stokes came out clarifying the ‘brown stain’ as the mark left after sitting on a split coffee. Thereby clearing out the air regarding him soiling his pants.
The incident also forced former Liverpool and England footballer, Gary Lineker, to leave a hilarious remark.
Don't worry @GaryLineker, you're now not the only one to have an 'accident' on the pitch. 😳
Ben Stokes has a rather unfortunate stain on his trousers…😅
— Test Match Special (@bbctms) July 25, 2020
Stokes displayed his sporting and jolly nature with his tweet, explaining the mark on his trousers.
Sat in spilt coffee FYI 😂😂 https://t.co/Y4Bf9X6trK
— Ben Stokes (@benstokes38) July 25, 2020
The marquee all-rounder was instrumental in England’s equalising win in the second Test match where he scored 248 runs and picked three wickets.
After the end of the second day’s play, England remained well poised to clinch the three-match Test series.
England, on the back of impressive performances from Rory Burns, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler, and Stuart Broad posted a daunting total of 369 in front of West Indies.
Broad smashed the joint second-fastest fifty by an Englishmen in Test cricket, notching up the milestones in just 33 deliveries. He then came back and picked a six-wicket haul to help his side dismiss the visitors for a paltry total of 197 on Day 3.
His partner in crime, James Anderson scalped a couple of wickets, while Jofra Archer and Chris Woakes shared a wicket each. The series is currently levelled at 1-1.