During a Caribbean Premier League match, Umpire Nigel Duguid entertained the crowd by mimicking John Cena’s ‘You Can’t See Me’ gesture in response to Imran Tahir’s LBW appeal.

John Cena, a 16-time world champion in WWE, is known for his iconic ‘you can’t see me’ gesture, recognized by wrestling fans worldwide. During the Caribbean Premier League’s first qualifier between Trinbago Knight Riders and Guyana Amazon Warriors, Imran Tahir appealed for an LBW against TKR opener Mark Deyal. Duguid, the umpire, humorously mimicked John Cena’s gesture, suggesting that his view may have been obstructed by the bowler.

In the match’s second innings, Tahir executed a precise delivery that pinned Trinbago’s opener, Mark Deyal, in a probable LBW situation. As Deyal attempted a sweep shot and missed, the ball struck his pads, prompting a fervent appeal. In a light-hearted and unconventional response, the umpire adopted John Cena’s ‘you can’t see me’ gesture.

In the CPL encounter, the Guyana Amazon Warriors’ captain opted for the Decision Review System (DRS) after the on-field decision ruled Mark Deyal not out. Imran Tahir’s intuition proved correct, as the replay confirmed no bat contact, and the ball was on course to hit the stumps. Consequently, Mark Deyal departed with 15 runs to his name.

The Trinbago Knight Riders, who chose to field after winning the toss, restricted the Amazon Warriors to 166 runs in their allotted 20 overs. Opener Sayim Ayub top-scored with 49 runs, while Azam Khan contributed 36 runs. TKR’s chase was spearheaded by Chadwick Walton and Nicholas Pooran, who forged a crucial 51-run partnership. Captain Kieron Pollard provided a brisk cameo of 23 runs, guiding TKR to a seven-wicket victory and securing their spot in the CPL final on September 25.

Last Updated on September 23, 2023

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