By: Shubham Ghosh
There is no dearth of big hitters in England’s national cricket team. However, this week, the iconic venue of Lord’s remained witness to somebody who is not a member of the Three Lions cricket team slamming sixes at will.
It was none other than Harry Kane, the captain of the England football team. The 29-year-old, who also plays for Tottenham Hotspur, was present at the cricket ground ahead of the match between London Spirit and Manchester Originals in the ongoing The Hundred tournament. He took up a cricket bat on the occasion and along with his Spurs colleague Matt Doherty, was seen belting the ball easily in a six-hitting challenge.
The Hundred later shared a video of Kane playing the big shots off friendly full tosses.
Swapping ️⚽️ for 🏏
Great to have you at #TheHundred, @HKane 👊 pic.twitter.com/NhII3Qr7F4
— The Hundred (@thehundred) August 8, 2022
Kane also shared a video of his presence at Lord’s.
Actually buzzing here. Always wanted to walk out at Lord’s. Special sporting venue. Loved it. 🏏 pic.twitter.com/Bi0o4y3OjA
— Harry Kane (@HKane) August 8, 2022
He was also seen doing commentary with former India captain and coach Ravi Shastri.
Kane is not a stranger to cricketers. He is known for his rapport with ace India batter Virat Kohli and claims to be a supporter of Kohli’s team in the Indian Premier League — Royal Challengers Bangalore.
In the game that followed Kane’s hitting, London Spirit humbled Manchester Originals by 52 runs.
Meanwhile, Kane’s Hotspur started their campaign at the Premier League with a thumping 4-1 victory over Southampton. They will next play Chelsea on Sunday (14).