Australian leg spinner Amanda Jade-Wellington was pleasantly surprised after her side Adelaide Strikers beat Melbourne Renegades on Saturday. Amanda Jade-Wellington was surprised by her boyfriend while she was celebrating the win. Her boyfriend went down on his knees to propose her for marriage and she accepted it.
The moment was as emotional as it could get as her teammates cheered her on. According to a report in adelaidenow.com.au, Wellington said she had no idea about what her boyfriend was going to do. She was clueless when Tayler McKechnie first appeared during the team celebration.
“When I saw him on the field, I just thought: ‘Get off, we’re trying to take a team photo’. I had no idea what was really happening, but I’m so happy, I’m still shaking,” Wellington was quoted as saying by adelaidenow.com.au.
The report also said that, McKechnie, 23, proposed using a Pokemon card with the words: “Will you marry me?” written on it, with the ring sitting in a ‘poke ball’.
Here is a clip of the beautiful moment:
So, this just happened!!! 😃
— AdelaideStrikersWBBL (@StrikersWBBL) October 19, 2019
Wellington has played one Test, 12 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and eight Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) for Australia. She has 27 international wickets to her name.
Talking about the game, Adelaide Strikers made light work of Melbourne Renegades. The Adelaide-based outfit won the game comfortably by six wickets. Asked to bat first, the Renegades finished their innings on a modest 117 for 7 in the allotted 20 overs. Skipper Jessica Duffin was the top-scorer with 44.
In reply, Adelaide Strikers chased down the total inside 16 overs. Opener Sophie Devine starred with the bat, scoring an unbeaten 72 to take her team over the line with ease.