[VIDEO] Rahkeem Cornwall suffers comical run-out in CPL 2019, leaves commentators in splits
West Indies all-rounder Rahkeem Cornwall has been an instant hit among cricket fans ever since making his international debut against India recently. Cornwall, who is one of the heaviest cricketers in the world, is known for his explosive batting and handy spin. However, his physique has done little to help him increase his pace and mobility on the pitch.
Cornwall, who is currently playing for St Lucia Zouks in the ongoing Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2019, suffered a comical run out during his side's encounter against Guyana Amazon Warriors on Wednesday. Cornwall's sloppy running left the commentators in splits as the 26-year-old failed to slide the bat past the crease despite almost being over the line.
“Rahkeem you’ve got to slide the blade… he’d better go back to the hotel and hide,” commentator Danny Morrison said as he was left in splits watching the replay of the run-out.
LOL! pic.twitter.com/WH9JsjiqAi— Adam Dhoni (@AdamDhoni1) September 26, 2019
Cornwall was sent in to open the innings for St Lucia with Andre Fletcher. The duo couldn't get their team off to a good start and were dismissed cheaply on 6 and 18 runs respectively by Imran Tahir. Cornwall, who was seemingly struggling to score boundaries in his sluggish 12-ball 6, couldn't make much of an impact before getting run-out hilariously.
Colin de Grandhomme turned out to be the saviour for St Lucia after a poor start as he slammed a brilliant 65 off 37 balls laced with three fours and five sixes to power his team to a good total of 161/7 in 20 overs. The Kiwi all-rounder was well supported by Colin Ingram (25) and Christopher Barnwell (23).
Guyana Amazon Warriors chased down the total without breaking a sweat to register a thumping eight wicket-win with 10 balls to spare. Opener Brandon King got his team off to a flying start along with Chandrapaul Hemraj. While King smashed 81 off 59 balls, Hemraj scored quickfire 33 off 20 balls. The duo posted a 52-run stand for the first wicket before Shoaib Malik finished the chase with a 28-ball 30.