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WATCH: Ben Duckett Takes A Dig At His Height After Camera Doesn’t Spot Him Between Zac Crawley And Stuart Broad

Dixit Bhargav

WATCH: Ben Duckett Takes A Dig At His Height After Camera Doesn't Spot Him Between Zac Crawley And Stuart Broad

England batter Ben Duckett was nowhere to be seen on television during the national anthem before the first day of the ongoing one-off Test match against Ireland at the Lord’s. Not that Duckett missed a prestigious occasion in spite of being part of the Playing XI, his positioning among teammates was such that the camera missed him altogether.

The video which is currently doing the rounds across social media platforms was brought to light by England’s Barmy Army an hour before the start of play on Day 2. It is on the same day that Duckett completed a maiden century in his first-ever Test innings at home. During the course of a Test career spanning over six years, the left-handed batter’s first 17 innings had come away from home.

Ben Duckett Takes A Dig At His Height After Camera Doesn’t Spot Him During National Anthem

Duckett, 28, didn’t shy away from uploading a story on social media platform Instagram to take a dig at his own height after Stumps, Day 1. While his first story was also from the national anthem, the second one consisted of a short video in which his position between opening partner Zac Crawley and veteran pacer Stuart Broad (both comparatively taller players) doesn’t help his case in terms of visibility.

“Might stand somewhere else next time…,” Duckett captioned his Instagram story on Thursday.

How Tall Is Ben Duckett?

It is to be noted that Duckett’s height is reported to be 173 cm according to various online portals. Crawley and Broad, on the other hand, are said to be 196 and 198 cm tall respectively.

Ben Duckett Batting Ireland Out Of The Match

Currently batting at a strike rate in vicinity of 100, Duckett is in the middle of batting Ireland out of the match. With the home team’s first innings lead already about to touch the three-figure mark, one expects their batters to have a field day on Friday. If they are able to achieve the same, Irish bowlers are in store for some hard grind for the remaining two sessions.

A stroke-filled knock has seen Duckett already hitting as many as 17 fours. In what is his second century in the format, he has managed to register a career-best individual score.

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav


Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who works as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. Having written more than 10,000 articles across more than five years at TSR, his first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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