Steve Smith has stormed off the pitch in hilarious fashion after being trapped lbw in the Caribbean Premier League.
The former Australian captain was on 41 and rebuilding the Barbados Tridents’ innings well after openers Dwayne Smith and Martin Guptill fell for a combined six runs.
But when the Guyana Amazon Warriors’ Imran Tahir slid a straight one right into Smith’s pad, he was furious.
The wicketkeeper had not stopped appealing and the umpire had not even raised his finger by the time Smith had begun his march off the pitch.
“He’s walking, he knew he was dead!” commentator Michael Slater said.
The replay proved even funnier.
“I’m sorry to chuckle from up here in our wonderful vantage position in the comm box,” Kiwi caller Danny Morrison said.
“He was livid with himself, Smith, because he’s got to 40 and he hasn’t cashed in.
“Got across, a little shuffle, yeah, it’s easily going to crash – oh, he’s off! ‘Right, that’s it, I’ve missed it! Ggrrr!’ Time for a shower, he’s gone.”
Barbados would end their innings on 4-185 after Shai Hope (88) and Nicholas Pooran (45 not out) steered the ship after Smith’s dismissal.
The Tridents would go on to win the match by 30 runs as Raymon Reifer 5-20 off his four overs restricted Guyana to just 8-155.
Smith’s 41 came in his first innings of the tournament, one month after his return to cricket in Canada.
Fellow banned cricketer David Warner, who also played in Canada, has scored nine and 11 in his two CPL matches for the St Lucia Stars.