Mick Lewis' Five-Word Message For Adam Zampa After He Was Hammered For 113 Runs In 10 Overs Goes Viral
Former Australian pacer Mick Lewis sent an epic five-word message to star Oz spinner Adam Zampa after he was hammered for 113 runs in 10 overs during the fourth ODI match between South Africa and Australia, which was played at the Supersport Park in Centurion on Friday (September 15).
Mick Lewis' Epic Five-Word Message For Adam Zampa After He Was Hammered For 113 Runs Goes Viral. Picture Credit: Xfirstname.lastname@example.org
Star Australian spinner Adam Zampa had a forgetful day against South Africa on Friday (September 15), when during the fourth ODI of the recently concluded five-match series, he was hammered for 113 runs in his quota of 10 overs. The 31-year-old right-arm leg break bowler registered the joint-worst bowling figures in ODI history. He equaled the dubious record set by former Australian pacer Mick Lewis back in 2006 during the epic match played between Australia and South Africa in Johannesburg on March 12, 2006. In that match, the Proteas chased down the record total of 435 runs by making 438 on the penultimate ball of the match.
In that match, during the run chase, South African batters hammered Lewis for 113 runs in 10 overs, and more than 17 years later, Zampa matched that feat. And after he was smacked for 113 runs to match the record for the worst bowling figures in ODI history, Lewis took note of it and sent a hilarious five-word message to Zampa on WhatsApp, which was shared by the Australian spinner on Monday (September 18), and since then it has gone viral on the internet.
Lewis, who never played for Australia again after that match, texted "Welcome to the club mate" to Zampa.
Here’s the epic five-word message sent to Zampa by Mick Lewis after he was hammered for 113 runs in 10 overs during an ODI match:
A total of 16 players have been hammered for more than 100 runs in an ODI match, but no one matched the 113-mark set by Lewis in 2006 until September 15, 2023. The joint-second worst bowling figures in ODI history belong to Pakistan’s Wahab Riaz and Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan, who both went for 110 runs each in 10 and nine overs against England in 2016 and 2019, respectively.
For India, the dubious record for worst bowling figures in ODI history is in the name of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who conceded 106 runs but also picked up one wicket in his quota of 10 overs during the India-South Africa match at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on October 25, 2015.