After rocking India with his bowling, Australia’s latest pace sensation Jason Behrendorff was definitely hoping for questions related to his bowling when he attended the press conference. However, the left-arm pacer was surprisingly asked a question related to professional wrestler John Cena which burst him into a laughter.
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Behrendorff attended the post-match press conference after his heroics in the second T20 International in Guwahati on Tuesday (October 13) which ended Australia’s long wait for a win over India in the shortest format of the game. After a lukewarm international debut in the rain-curtailed tie at Ranchi, Behrendorff showed what he is capable off by taking 4 for 21 in his four overs.
In the very first over of the game, he broke India’s back by dismissing Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli on consecutive deliveries. He was not done yet and dismissed Manish Pandey and Shikhar Dhawan to reduce India to 27 for 4. The Men in Blue could not recover from those early setbacks and were eventually all out for 118.
In reply, Australia began their chase on a shaky note with David Warner and Aaron Finch departing cheaply. However, Moises Henriques (62) and Travis Head (48) stitched together an unbeaten partnership of 109 runs to end Australia’s seven-match losing streak against India in T20Is.
The lanky pacer deservedly bagged the Man of the Match award before being taken aback by a question from one of the journalist in the post-match presser.
“Some of the fans seem to see a likeness between you and professional wrestler John Cena,” the journalist asked.
And even before the reporter could finish his question, Behrendorff along with the others burst into laughter.
“Have you heard about that?,” added the journalist.
In reply, Behrendorff said:“No I haven’t, but from what I understand, he’s fair bit bigger than I am.”
At the same time, the bowler also said that he has no problem in being likened with the WWE star.
“But yeah, I’ll take it. Sure,” he added.
Here is a clip of that moment:
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) October 10, 2017