Most of us do remember Sachin Tendulkar’s 100th international hundred, but there were others too who were milestone driven and Geoffrey Boycott is amongst them. He has 151 First-Class centuries. Geoffrey Boycott achieved the landmark century number 100 in an Ashes Test in the front of his home crowd at Leeds. It was also Boycott’s last Test hundred in his 24-year long career. Come 11th August, the milestone century will complete its 40 years and the Boycott family is commemorating the occasion with a charity dinner at his house.

Boycott, who is currently covering the England vs South Africa Test series for BBC’s iconic Test Match Special, was wound up by his fellow commentator Jonathan Agnew.

Agnew referred to one of Boycott’s 100 hundreds, which he scored against a Rest of the World side at The Oval. The game was demoted from Test status to a First-Class status, and according to a “press release”, the game is now even stripped of its First-Class status. One meticulously crafted detail led to another, and soon, Boycott was left fuming, calling it “a load of tripe” and “absolutely ridiculous”.

After a while, Agnew and his co-commentator asked Boycott if the commemorative function on August 11 would be cancelled, now that it was “under false pretences”. This agitated Boycott a bit more and he called it a “complete mess”. Finally, after successfully executing the prank, Agnew signed it off saying “it was also a complete wind-up, Geoffrey”. It was really a well-played prank by Agnew and his team.