Australian cricketer Will Pucovski has shown that he belongs in the highly challenging domestic cricket circuit that the players have Down Under. Born in 1998, the top-order batsman has 18 first-class matches and 12 List A games and is tipped as the future of Aussie cricket.
Currently playing for Victoria in a Sheffield Shield contest against New South Wales, Pucovski has shown elite-level professionalism and is playing with the kind of focus even some of the veterans of the game also fail to achieve after years of dedication.
While he stands on the pitch like a concrete wall scoring at his own pace, with utmost patience, the bowlers seemed to have found another way of forcing him to lose his game, by hitting him right where it hurts the most!View this post on Instagram
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Not once, not twice but THREE TIMES did the poor man get smacked right in the nuts followed by an expression which can best be put in words as, “why God, why!”
Now if you have ever shared Pucovski's pain, you'd understand and empathise with the poor lad but Twitter users, as usual, have been ruthlessly hilarious with their comments and you can't help but crack a smile:
No ball.— Stylez (@Styletix) December 1, 2019
The best part is the physio's name 'Adcock' ð— Sandy Lanceley (@sandylanceley) December 1, 2019 December 1, 2019
Ooft! I felt that in Glasgow! ð«— Fraser Middleton (@FraserMiddleto8) December 1, 2019
But credit to Pucovski for holding his own (no pun intended) against the stormy deliveries by the New South Wales bowlers, as he played through the pain and made 82 runs in a staggering 257 balls. He helped his side make a strong comeback after their opponents scored a respectable 294 in the first innings.
Pucovski went down in the 105th over as Victoria trailed by 12 runs.