Adam Zampa scares Brisbane Heat mascot: The visiting spinner didn’t seem too happy with the hosts’ mascot in Carrara Oval.
During the fifth match of the ongoing ninth season of the Indian Premier League between Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Stars at the Carrara Oval, Melbourne Stars spinner Adam Zampa appeared to tease the hosts’ mascot.
It all happened on the second delivery of the second over when Brisbane Heat opening batsman Tom Banton swept visiting spinner Sandeep Lamichhane towards deep square leg. With no fielder at the boundary, the shot was bound to reach the boundary ropes.
Zampa, who was fielding inside the circle on the leg-side, ran all the way to the boundary to fetch the ball. While Heat’s mascot was sitting near the boundary, he didn’t make an effort to throw the ball inside the playing area.
It was at this time that a jolly Zampa gave the impression of scaring the mascot as he picked the ball and gestured as if he was about to throw it towards the mascot.
Banton, who opened the batting with Max Bryant (6), scored a brisk half-century to put his team in a solid position in a 168-run chase. Having attacked the spinners in particular, Banton ended up scoring 64 (36) with the help of six fours and four sixes.
After Heat captain Chris Lynn won the toss and invited Stars to bat, the opposition captain Glenn Maxwell scored 83 (39) with the help of seven fours and five sixes on his T20 comeback to power his team to 167/7 in 20 overs.
Adam Zampa scares Brisbane Heat mascot
— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) December 20, 2019
How Twitterati reacted on the match:
Risky tactics from you Zampa…… Heater has bigger biceps than @MStoinis!!
— Brisbane Heat (@HeatBBL) December 20, 2019
Thats cheky from Adam Zampa😂😂
— Sumit Sharma (@Sumit_Sh23) December 20, 2019
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) December 20, 2019
— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) December 20, 2019
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