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Cricketers Find Themselves in a Sticky Wicket After Ball Gets Lodged Between Batsman's Thighs

India and Australian cricketers wrestle to the ground as they try to catch a ball stuck between an Australian batsman's legs.

by Mike Vorkunov
Mar 16 2017, 4:56pm

Coming to you from Jharkhand, India, your LOLz of the day. Or, as the Indian Cricket Team's Twitter account officially dubbed it, the ROFL moment of the day.

Indian wicket keeper Wriddhiman Saha got a little handsy today when he tried to grab a dead ball caught between Australian batsman Steve Smith's legs. Like, it got weird for a minute there.

The ball gets stuck right in the Mankad and then Saha topples the batsman over and everybody starts cracking up. It was definitely not a normal sight. The announcers are trying to figure out if it's a live ball. Umpire Ian Gould is cackling. Everybody seems to be laughing except Smith. Saha looks so proud of himself, and is appealing for a catch.

Too bad none of it mattered because it was a dead ball. Oh well. We all got the laughs, at least. And Saha's teammates were definitely laughing at him, not with him.

The match is still in progress, and India leads Australia 299-4, which seems good for India, but honestly, who knows. This is my first cricket blog.