On the cricket field, players are known for either scoring runs, taking wickets, or saving runs and taking catches on the field, and that is exactly what the audience expects them to do. However, some cricketers catch attention for their trademark celebration styles and extreme athleticism on the field, and one such incident happened on Day 2 of the second Test between Australia and West Indies at the Gabba in Brisbane when Kevin Sinclair put his acrobatics on display.
Sinclair, the bowling all-rounder from Guyana, pulled out an unusual yet eye-grabbing celebration after getting the better of Australia batter Usman Khawaja in their first innings. On the fourth ball of Australia’s 48th over, the off-spinner got him caught at first slip and celebrated the wicket with a ‘double backflip’ on the ground — a moment that left the spectators stunned, and a few of his teammates as well.
Watch Kevin Sinclair’s double backflip after Khawaja’s wicket here:
The Guyanese cricketer took the wicket of Khawaja to break an important partnership between him and skipper Pat Cummins. The southpaw’s wicket was crucial, as he had been the backbone for the hosts after they lost half their side for just 54 runs. In his 75-run knock, the Islamabad-born engaged in a key partnership with Alex Carey, who played a counterattacking knock to bring Aussies back in the game.
Additionally, Sinclair also made a significant contribution with the bat and scored 50 runs in the first innings, which helped the West Indies take the score to 311, before getting bundled out during the first session earlier in the day.
Meanwhile, the hosts’ terrific comeback in the game after a horrendous start put them on the front foot by the end of the day, as the Windies began their second innings with a negligible lead, but lost their opening batter on the stroke of Stumps. After the umpires called the day, the tourists were 13 for the loss of a wicket, which Josh Hazlewood took. And hence, the ball certainly is in the Aussies’ favor now.