Remember Russian prankster Vitaly Zdorovetskiy?
He’s the YouTuber who owns an X-rated pranking website and who convinced his model girlfriend to go streaking at the Champions League final, and attempted to do it again at the Copa America final.
Well, his knack for convincing family members to do crazy stuff hasn’t gone away - but this time he’s convinced his mum to give it a go.
UNBELIEVABLE: Insane moment that robbed Kiwis of World Cup glory
Elena Zdorovetskiy jumped the fence at the Cricket World Cup final between England and New Zealand overnight - albeit with far less success.
Dressed in a black, skintight suit once again bearing the name of her son’s website and YouTube channel, the Zdorovetskiy matriarch didn’t quite have the footspeed of her son’s girlfriend, Kinsey Wolanski.
She was quickly wrapped up by security before she was able to set foot on the ground.
Later posting on Instagram, she said she was so excited she “had to get involved”.
Her son and Wolanski also posted on social media about the stunt.
Outrage over 'farcical' finish to Cricket World Cup
The cricket world is in a state of shock after the World Cup was decided by a boundary countback.
England won their maiden World Cup in dramatic style, beating New Zealand after both the super over and 50-over game were tied.
Chasing 16 to win in the extra over, Jimmy Neesham and Martin Guptill took 14 from Jofra Archer's first five balls before Guptill was run out by Jos Buttler following a Jason Roy throw as he came back for the second run on the last ball.
It meant England won the game after scoring nine more boundaries than the Black Caps, thanks in part to the heroics of super over batsmen Ben Stokes and Buttler.
However the countback rule handing England the victory when New Zealand actually didn’t lose the match has caused outrage.
Hey @ICC you guys should disband.— nirav (@flankerfreak) July 14, 2019
Match was tied. Super over was tied.
And England wins the world cup because of more boundaries.
This is a farce, not cricket.
Even the end of the regular match was marked by drama as Stokes hit 84 not out and both teams finished on 241.
With 15 required off four balls, Stokes launched Trent Boult over the mid-wicket boundary for six.
From the following delivery he again hit Boult into the deep, and as New Zealand attempted to run him out on the second run, the ball hit Stokes' bat and deflected to the boundary.
Stokes immediately apologised, but the umpires were left with no choice but to award four overthrows and six runs in total.