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Watch: When Deepak Chahar trolled Rahkeem Cornwall

Rahkeem Cornwall is in line to make his Test debut against India later this month.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: August 31, 2019 12:12:48 am
Deepak Chahar and Rahkeem Cornwall have a near-collision during a match between India A and West Indies A in July 2019 (Screen grab)

Deepak Chahar was involved in a funny on-field incident with West Indies cricketer Rahkeem Cornwall last month. On Saturday, Cornwall was included in the West Indies squad which will take on India in a two-match Test series starting on August 22. This is his first international call-up.

The incident happened when India A were taking on West Indies A in a series of unofficial ODI matches last month.

As Cornwall walks out to bat, Chahar walks out to meet him – seemingly imitating Cornwall’s gait. Making himself big, Chahar walks up to the batsman as if to collide with him, but then pulls away at the last second.

Cornwall, unperturbed, carries on his walk towards the crease.

Who is Rahkeem Cornwall?

Rahkeem Cornwall, who is in line to make his Test debut against India later this month, has broken the record for being the heaviest international cricketer – a record which has ostensibly belonged to Australia’s Warwick Armstrong since the early 1900s.

Cornwall is reported to weigh around 140 kgs, while Armstrong’s weight is recorded to have been 133 kgs. Cornwall is also around 6’6” tall, making him one of the most sizeable people to take the cricket field.

Making his debut in the 2nd Test against India on Friday, Cornwall took the wicket of Cheteshwar Pujara. He also took two catches at slip.

Cornwall is one of the most destructive all-rounders in West Indies domestic cricket. He picks up five-wicket hauls with regularity and scores at an aggressive strike rate when called upon to bat in the lower order. Possessing a venomous bat speed and a penchant for accurate bowling, Cornwall has all the ingredients of being a future West Indies great.

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