Ireland batsman Kevin O’Brien’s ability to smash the ball hard and long is well-known as he has showcased at the international level. Kevin O’Brien rose to fame during the 2011 World Cup against England in Bengaluru as he smashed a hundred off 50 deliveries to stun England. During one similar inning in the Inter-Provincial Series clash, he had to pay a reasonably huge price.
During the fixture against North West Warriors at Pembrooke for Leinster Lightning, Kevin O’Brien hammered 82 off 37 deliveries. The whirlwind knock contained eight sixes that catapulted his side to an imposing 124 in only 12 overs. However, one boundary had a massive impact as the ball ended up clobbering his own car. It caused to smash the window of O’Brien’s four-wheeler. Cricket Ireland took to their official Twitter handle and put the photo of the veteran cricketer’s car.
📸: KEVIN O’BRIEN SMASHES SIX…
— Cricket Ireland (@Irelandcricket) August 27, 2020
Kevin O’Brien’s international career highlights:
Kevin O’Brien is one of the most experienced Irish cricketers, having played more than 250 international games for his nation. The veteran has featured in 148 ODIs, 96 T20Is, and three Tests. As already mentioned, he shot to fame through his record-breaking knock against England in 2011 that sealed the highest successful run-chase in 50-over World Cups. The 50-ball century was also the fastest in the tournament.
The 36-year old is also the first Ireland cricketer to score a Test hundred, which was in the nation’s maiden Test in 2018. While the century resulted in a losing cause, the Dublin-born cricketer earned plenty of praises for his defiance. O’Brien’s most recent international game was against the Englishmen in an ODI where he finished with an unbeaten 21 in a successful chase of 329.