In the 41st encounter of the ICC World Cup 2023, New Zealand faced off against Sri Lanka at the iconic M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. Despite the days that have passed since the well-known incident involving Angelo Mathews’ time-out dismissal, the memory continues to resonate on the cricketing field.
As Mathews reached the crease against the Kiwis, the New Zealand captain playfully approached him with a jesting remark. Perhaps inquiring, “Do you have a sturdy helmet, mate? Is the strap intact?” This humorous elicited laughter from both the commentators and the enthusiastic fans. The light-hearted interaction quickly gained attention on social media, highlighting the camaraderie and banter in the cricket world.
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Angelo Mathews’ Unfortunate Dismissal
In a recent match against Bangladesh in Delhi, Angelo Mathews experienced an unforeseen departure as he became the first international cricket player to lose his wicket with a ‘timed out’ ruling. A stroke of bad luck turned up when Mathews’ helmet strap broke just moments before facing Shakib Al Hasan.
In need of a replacement, Mathews found himself running out of time. Despite his appeals, Shakib Al Hasan effectively argued for the uncommon timed-out ruling, creating a unique episode in the annals of cricket history.