Rashid Khan along with the whole Adelaide strikers team fell victim to an “April Fool” prank in the New Year season during their Big Bash League (BBL) 2019/20 match, with Australian umpire Greg Davidson being the prankster.
Rashid Khan was bowling the 16th over of the Melbourne Renegades innings. On the fourth ball of the over, Rashid had an LBW shout against Beau Webster. For a moment, it looked like the umpire was raising the finger in a slow, dramatic Rudi Kortzen fashion. This moment was enough for the Afghanistan leg spinner to celebrate the wicket, but if only had he waited for another second. The umpire took his hand only until his nose. The Strikers were already celebrating by then, and the umpire had to shout out his decision again.
A video of the eventually hilarious incident was obtained from Twitter.
— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) December 29, 2019
A few reactions from Twitter users-
That’s pretty god damn funny but boy he needs the sack for that
— JAKE BUCKLEY 🇦🇺 (@TheMasterBucks) December 29, 2019
Is this what the BBL is about? Umpires doing dumb shit to go viral. Melbourne playing home games in the Gold Coast. Stupid yellow hats no one asked for instead of DRS. Coach timeouts to increase ad revenue. This competition jumped the shark so quickly #BBL09
— Chris Olejko (@C_Ollie13) December 29, 2019
— Melbourne Renegades (@RenegadesBBL) December 29, 2019