Joe the cameraman tumbles off segway at the MCG

Australian players help Joe Previtera after he fell off the segway

By CricketCountry Staff

Melbourne: Dec 27, 2011

Australian cameraman Joe Previtera, fell off his segway while capturing shots of the Australia-India clash at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in front of 52,858 cricket fans during the live telecast that was being beamed to millions of homes around the world.

The cameraman failed to notice the spare helmet and drove over it, causing the fall. Despite the fall, Previtera took a bow to the crowd and then reliving the moment with Aussie batting hero Michael Slater.

“I had said to Slater, no way, I will never crash this thing ever. Never ever will you see me crash it,” Joe was quoted saying in Daily Mail.

“Maybe I got just a little bit (cocky). Maybe.”

Previtera was in the middle of a media storm after the comment “he can`t bowl and can`t throw” was picked up by a special effects microphone during the television broadcast of Australia`s Test match in Hobart against Pakistan in 1999/2000.

The comment came after a wayward throw back to the wicket from the deep from two-Test paceman Scott Muller. The comment was later attributed to Shane Warne by television media, but the spinner denied it.

To hose down media speculation, Previtera eventually went on a national current affairs programme to claim he was the culprit. Muller, who at one stage threatened legal action over the comment, never played another Test.

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