There have been numerous funny moments in cricket’s history. However, one incident which was immensely embarrassing for the cricketer but terribly hilarious for the crowd was South African batsman Neil McKenzie’s wardrobe malfunction during the third and final One-Day International (ODI) against Australia in 2000. Chasing the visitors’ meagre 206, Adam Gilchrist and Michael Bevan had their innings in control. The incident happened in the 36th over with Roger Telemachus bowling to Bevan. Telemachus bowled short and Bevan pulled it over the mid-wicket. McKenzie, fielding at deep-square leg, came running to stop the ball from touching the boundary ropes. In saving the boundary, McKenzie dived full stretch and in the process he ended with his pants down! And to add to more embarrassment, the South African’s dive went in vain as the ball went over the ropes.

The other instances include Nottinghamshire’s cricketer Samit Patel’s amusing run out against Derbyshire in the Championship match at Trent Bridge was one of those moments when the batsman could keep his personal embarrassment aside and accept that his team-mates and opponents could do nothing else but laugh.