Similar to IPL, BBL is all about glamour, entertainment, and cricket. The organizers are investing in plenty of money to make this mega event a grand success.
Besides auctioning young talents from across the globe, CA has also left no stones unturned to hire the best entertaining agents to attract viewers and crowds to increase its popularity, greater than ever.
A very unusual incident took place during the 43rd match of the BBL 2021 which was held at the Manuka Oval, between Sydney Thunder and Hobart Hurricanes. Hobart Hurricanes won the toss and opted to bowl first. In response, openers: Usman Khwaja and Alex Hales gave the much-needed start to Sydney raining and thundering boundaries all over the ground.
The duo had put up a total of 40 runs in just 04 overs when Hobart skipper, Peter’s hands comb decided to bring in the leg-breaker, Sandeep Lamichhane into the attack. However, there was a lot of drama unfolded just before the first delivery was to be bowled.
Almost at the very moment, the DJ at the Manuka Oval was playing the very popular music: the Dakota, originally performed by the Rock band, Stereophonics. Usually, the music is played in between overs for the refreshment of both the players and the crowd, however, the DJ over there seemed to have lost the thought that the performance was on a cricket field and not in any concert.
Alex hales who was about to take the strike-off Lamichhane’s spin delivery seemed to get carried away by the banging tune. The bowler too was in the mood to put on his dancing shoes as we got to see some moves from him as well. Hales even signaled the DJ to stop by waving his arms, as he was not able to concentrate on his batting.
Failing in his attempt, Hales decided to carry on with his batting but eventually was not able to as the DJ turned on the sound for the absolute tune. Both Hales and the on-field umpire were seen signaling the DJ to stop as it was creating an unnecessary halt in the match’s progress.
The players were all smiles as they seemed to enjoy the tune of the powerful music. However, the play ultimately resumed as the DJ ceased a bit.
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What is the DAKOTA ?
Dakota is a rock song played by Welsh band Stereophonics on 28 February 2005. Released in the US, “Dakota” was the first and to date only single by Stereophonics to top the UK singles and US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks charts. It also quickly gained widespread popularity in Australia and New Zealand.
The commentators and the viewers could not help having a hearty laugh at the incident. Many of the cricketing fans also took to the social media platforms to laud the DJ for playing such powerful music during the BBL.
Sydney Thunders power packed batting
The batsmen seemed to be motivated by the DJ at the Manuka Oval as they put up a good total of 177 for the loss of 5 wickets at the end of 20 overs. Credit should be given to Billings for blasting a quick half-century to enable the team to such a fighting total.
The electrifying atmosphere also aided Hobart Hurricanes to easily chase down the total with 02 complete overs and six wickets to spare. The wicketkeeper, Ben Mcdermott took the team over the line comfortably by hammering a mighty 96 in just 56 deliveries, being rightly adjudged as the man of the match.