Aaron Finch is almost eye-lined by a pyrotechnics eruption.
What he said:
“I might need to touch up my eyebrows.”
Australian T20 skipper Aaron Finch is understandably furious at nearly being singed by a coloured flame-thrower during the first T20 game against South Africa at the Adelaide Oval.
“It shocked me quite a bit. I sort of stood off, waiting for them to go off.And they didn’t. It wasn’t until I started to walk in. It gave me a bit of a fright.
I thought they must have pulled the pin on them for that time – and then bang. It was a shock, I can tell you. I might need to touch up my eyebrows.
I think it might have been last year or the year before when Dave Hussey almost got his head blown off. Probably a bit more care has to be taken towards the players and anyone who is nearby.”
Cricket Australia responded quickly:
“We have apologised to Aaron for the incident last night.We have clear operating procedures in place for the use of pyrotechnics at matches.
They include strict rules about safe operating distances with respect to players and fans.
Clearly there was a breach of that last night which we take very seriously and have addressed with the contractor concerned.”
What Finch really meant:
“I’m not flame-retardant especially not my eyebrows nor my hair.”
What he definitely didn’t:
“Now, that was a fiery game of cricket, wasn’t it?”