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28 Aug 2020
While there have been many instances of players hitting a six on the widow and windscreen of the vehicles parked outside stadiums, especially in small stadiums, but hardly would it have ever happened that the player would smash his own car windscreen with a six.
However it did happen yesterday as Irish hitter Kevin O’Brien batting for his provincial team Leinster Lightning in a round three game of Test Triangle Inter-Provincial Trophy (IP20), the domestic T20 competition of Ireland Cricket, hit one of the eight huge sixes into his car’s windscreen which was parked just outside the ground.
“I found out it was my car at the end of our innings and I was frantically on the phone trying to get someone to fix it for me," O’Brien, 36, said in the post match press conference.
He further disclosed that it was the second time that he had hit his own car. He also promised to himself that he would park the car away from the pitch from now onward.
“It's actually the second time I’ve hit my own car at Pembroke. We had a training session at the ground a few months ago and I put a dent in the passenger door, so I probably shouldn’t park as close to the pitch as I usually do.
In a match that was disrupted by rain many times, batting first the Lightning scored 124/4 in their designated 12 overs, thanks to a destructive 82 of 37 balls by Kevin. The opposing team North West Warriors were also impressive but not good enough on the day as they lost the game by 20 runs after scoring 104 off their 12 overs. Simi Singh picked three wickets for the Lightning.