Nasser Hussain
Credit: ICC Twitter.

Former England skipper Nasser Hussain took the field as a commentator in the charity match played between World XI and Windies XI.

Interestingly, this was a first time in International cricket that such an instance was taking place.

Furthermore, Hussain not only commentated while being on the field but also interviewed the World XI skipper Shahid Afridi.

Hussain was also spotted at the first slip position. In fact, the former England captain also took the opportunity – to talk to other players while they were on the field.

Nasser Hussain
Nasser Hussain commentates from first slip. Credits: ICC Twitter.

The match was played for a noble cause:

Meanwhile, the charity match was held to raise funds for the reconstruction of five damaged stadiums in the Carribean.

Moreover, the five stadiums were damaged by the Hurricane Irma and Maria that had hit the country a year ago. The match was played at the home of cricket, Lord’s.

Meanwhile, the Windies XI thrashed the World XI side by the huge margin of 72 runs.

Windies southpaw opener Evin Lewis scored a quickfire 56 off just 26 balls. Denesh Ramdin and Marlon Samuels chipped in with 44* and 43 runs respectively.

Nasser Hussain Takes the Field as a Commentator in the Charity Match
Windies XI celebrate their wicket. Credits: ICC

On the other hand, World XI got off to a worst possible start as they were reduced to eight for four in the first four overs.

Sri Lanka’s all-rounder Thisara Perera was the lone warrior for the World XI side as he scored 61 off just 37 balls. Kesrick Williams scalped three wickets for the Windies XI.

Meanwhile, this match was the need of the hour for the cricketing world. Firstly, Test cricket was hit badly by the ball-tampering scandal at Cape Town in South Africa. Moreover, the pitch fixing saga has also come to the fore following Aljazeera’s sting operation.

Nasser Hussain Takes the Field as a Commentator in the Charity Match
Cricketers give a guard of honour to Shahid Afridi as he bids farewell to cricket. Credit: Twitter

Here is a look at the photo in which Nasser Hussain is at first slip, though as a commentator.

Gautam Chauhan

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