When a match is interrupted by rain and the play is delayed, ever wondered what players actually do in that free time? We have seen South African cricketer Dale Steyn breaking protocols to play football with local Bangladeshi cricketer during their tour in 2015. Recently Team India players were seen playing football during the rain break in 3rd T20I at Thiruvananthapuram.
There have been many such instances of players doing something interesting because of the break they get due to rain. One such compelling thing came into notice during the 3rd T20I between India and New Zealand. Kiwi batsmen Martin Guptill and Tom Bruce team up against MS Dhoni and Manish Pandey to face-off in a soccer volleyball during their break time due to rain.
Be it on the field or off the field, one thing comes to mind while watching this short clip is that ‘you cannot keep Dhoni out of action’. The video was shared by New Zealand star batsman Guptill from his official Instagram account where these players have put chairs on the divider in order to play the game.
Throughout this tour of India for New Zealand Cricket Team, there have been many such moments of their friendly relations with each other. The visitors have surely lost both the ODI and T20I series but they have definitely won the hearts of Indian fans with their true sportsmanship gestures and friendly nature.