Kenneth Benjamin plays a prank on batsman and umpire

Test cricket is tedious and especially on fast bowlers, when they are bowling on placid batting wickets like in this case at Nottingham in 1995. However the bowler Kenneth Benjamin didn t lose his humour.

How often does it happen that the bowler is running to bowl but the umpire forgets to give the ball to the bowler?

In the video, West Indies fast bowler Benjamin is seen steaming in to bowl to England’s Michael Watkinson, but as he reaches his delivery stride, he stops right next to the umpire with his arms in the air, showing that he doesn’t have a ball in his hands.

It is then the umpire Cyril Mitchley realised that he hadn t handed over the ball to the bowler. He then stake out the ball from his pocket and hand it over to Benjamin. It was all smiles for the umpire Mitchley and Benjamin after the incident.

It was the fifth Test between England and West Indies, and though the game, played at a batting wicket ended in a draw. It turned out to be a happy outing for the West Indian bowler as he went on to claim his only ten-wicket haul in his international career.