The outbreak of the Coronavirus has had a major effect on worldwide sports with multiple top-grade sporting events getting suspended or postponed indefinitely. Cricket too is witnessing the effects of Coronavirus as either match are being called-off or are taking place behind the closed doors. Amidst all this, an incident has caught the attention of everyone on social media that featured the captains of Australia and New Zealand’s Cricket teams — Aaron Finch and Kane Williamson.
Well, a few guidelines have been issued to the players of each team that also includes avoiding handshakes. However, this morning, ahead of first Australia vs New Zealand’s ODI match, when the skippers of both the teams came out for the toss both of them mistakenly shook hands in the customary captain’s handshake.
However, what followed was a series of the hilarious moment as both the cricketers soon realized how they had broken the safety code. The cricketers laughed and then instead of shaking hands both of them tapped each other’s elbows.
The video and pictures of the same have been making rounds on the internet, leaving cricketers in splits. Here, check out the pictures:
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) March 13, 2020
Twitter was soon flooded with reactions on Kane Williamson and Aaron Finch shaking their hands mistakenly as fans came up with hilarious reactions to it. Here check out the amazing reactions of Twitterati on this:
— Tariq Ahmad Khan (@HashiiKhan) March 13, 2020
— SANSKAR SINGH BHADAURIA (@sanskarsam20) March 13, 2020
Kane and finch shake hands normally before the match.
— pavithran (@pavi794) March 13, 2020
Do the Namaste and stay ahead of the curve 🙏🇮🇳
— Sagar Paleja (@Sagar_Paleja) March 13, 2020
Use namaste 🙏🙏🙏🙏
— #wαrlord™ 🇮🇳 (@amansaini04) March 13, 2020
— Pavithra (@Pavithr89452187) March 13, 2020
This is gonna be a template for memes ! 😄
— Titan ☠ (@Aamaivettai) March 13, 2020
This is like watching Ranji trophy matches!! No crowds in background
— Edwin Kimberly A (@EdKimb) March 13, 2020
— Prathisha Pratapan (@PrathishaPratap) March 13, 2020
Use Ayubowan 🙏
— Hiran C.Chathuranga (@HiranCChathura1) March 13, 2020
And, do not rub the ball with spit anymore.
— Nitesh Kumar (@nitsglad) March 13, 2020
Besides this, both the teams have been going through the uncanny experience as they played without the fans, and the match was witness to unique incidents during the first innings as the fielders were jumping into stands to fetch the ball. The entire series between both the countries will be played behind closed doors.