5 Weirdest Awards In Cricket History
The IPL honors the batsman with the most runs with an Orange Cap and the bowler with the most wickets with a Purple Cap. But, the ILT20, the new T20 league in the UAE, made headlines recently for giving WWE-styled belts to players leading different charts.
Similarly, there have been a number of weird, unusual awards and trophies in cricket which the fans have laughed as well as been left astonished over.
Here are 5 of the weirdest awards in the cricket history:
5 WWE-style belts in ILT20
The ILT20 organizers, for some reason yet not known in the public, decided to introduce WWE-esque belts to award to their top performers in the tournaments. 5 different colors of belts are being awarded - Green Belt for the leading run-scorer, White Belt for the highest wicket-taker, Black Belt to the team that will win the tournament, Red Belt to the Man of the Tournament, and Blue belt to the best local/UAE player of the season.
England cricketer Luke Wright’s photo of receiving an electrical kitchen appliance, Blender, after winning the Player of the Match award in a Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League game went viral. And why not? A Blender for an award to a cricketer. That went straight into Wright’s trophy, I mean Kitchen cabinet.
5 liters of petrol
What’s most valuable and more hilarious as an award than a blender? 5 litres of petrol. Considering the petrol prices hike in India, a cricket tournament organizers in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, gave 5 litres of petrol to the Player of the match.
A Lawnmower - an award so funny, and unusual, that South African international fast bowler Makhaya Ntini couldn’t stop smiling. Instead of a cheque, or a bottle of whiskey, Ntini got a lawnmower in a 2003 game in Ireland, courtesy of the match sponsors Viking. Ntini, however, played smart here by exchanging the lawnmower for cash with the sponsors.
Pakistan’s Biscuit trophy
Pakistan cricket had to be here with a trophy as unique as only Pakistan can dish out. For the Tuc T20I Cup series between Pakistan and Australia in 2018, the trophy had a biscuit mounted on top of three stumps. A BISCUIT!