Amid the deadly virus outbreak that all the nations are dealing with, there do exist a few, who manage to make people laugh successfully. To commemorate the April Fools’ Day, the Australian Cricket team, along with their coach, Justin Langer pulled off a hilarious prank on one of their own, Marnus Labuschagne. Marnus’ Aussie teammates orchestrated the prank using Labuschagne’s South African heritage.
At first, Australian Test captain Tim Paine and Labuschagne were asked, who is Marnus’ idol to which the latter answered as “Jacques Kallis”. Kallis was one of South Africa’s greatest cricketers and considered by many as the greatest all-rounder to have graced the game. Post the Q&A session, Paine gathered the other athletes and involved Langer to tell Marnus not to keep going back to his South African roots while playing for Australia.
Marnus Labuschange has done wonders for Australia.
As the likes of Steve Smith, Pat Cummins, Paine, Matthew Wade, and Mitchell Starc were sharing a light moment, Langer took aside the latest batting sensation in separate. The Western Australian told Marnus that he could not keep on praising Kallis or Ab de Villiers and instead should name Smith as his idol when asked the question next time. Langer further conceded that since everyone is watching, it does not go well with the team.
At hearing this, Marnus’ face turned grim. Shortly afterwards, Langer turned his attention to the camera and wished the 26-year old “Happy April Fool’s day son”. The entire team burst into laughter, which left Marnus confused as he uttered the words “And I was like what’s going on”
Below is the video of the same about Marnus Labuschagne:
Marnus Labuschagne idolising South African cricketers instead of famous Aussies 🙅♂️😂 https://t.co/pyWLulFg82
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) April 1, 2020
The South African-born cricketer has had a meteoric rise in the last few months, especially in Test cricket. In only 14 Tests, he has amassed 1459 runs at a mind-boggling average of 63.43. Recently, he scored his maiden ODI century in Potchefstroom against the Proteas, which is close to his birthplace.