Since the evolution of T20 cricket, batsmen across the world have attempted innovative and unorthodox shots in a bid to score quickfire runs. However, veteran Sri Lankan batsman Chamara Silva took innovation to an unprecedented level when he attempted to play one of the most bizarre shots ever seen in the game of cricket. A footage of his endeavor surfaced on the internet sending social media into a frenzy.
The incident took place during a Mercantile club match between MAS Unichela and Teejay Lanka at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo. The video reveals that as the bowler is about to release the ball, Silva suddenly starts to walk back behind the stumps. However, before he could hoick the ball to leg side, the ball crashes into the woodwork.
— Damith Weerasinghe (@Damith1994) 20 November 2017
Earlier, in September, Silva was banned by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) for two years for breaching the spirit of the game during a Tier-B first-class match. Later on, he was given temporary relief as he was allowed to participate in domestic matches.
Chamara Silva has represented Sri Lanka in 11 tests and 75 ODIs and 16 T20 Internationals. He has only scored two international hundreds.