To say that cricket is big in Pakistan would be an understatement. As cliched as it may sound, cricket in Pakistan is more than just a sport, its a way of life. Aside from politics, cricket is what most drawing room discussions are about. This may sound a bit off now but another thing that holds great cultural relevance in the country is wrestling. While the sport has gained some notoriety for being fake and all, no matter how much you loathe it right now, as kids we all loved it. Now imagine if both cricket and wrestling were to combine. Well, something along those lines took place in Australia.
16-time World Wrestling Champion John Cena recently tried his hand at cricket
The Doctor of Thuganomics who is in Austrailia promoting his new film ‘Ferdinand’ decided to crash a practice session that included various Austrailian players.
Among them was Austrailian all-rounder Shane Watson who taught John Cena a thing or two about the sport
— Shane Watson (@ShaneRWatson33) November 29, 2017
Watson, who also played for Pakistan’s Islamabad United, as a sign of respect to John Cena said that “Only the best bats for this champion”.
Lets, just say that while Watson was able to see Cena, our World Champion wasn’t able to see the ball
Read some #Ferdinand, played some Cricket (poorly) and had a great time the past few days in Sydney until the teacher took attendance in class and I was marked absent… U?C??♂️ pic.twitter.com/stIOqDeKoW
— John Cena (@JohnCena) November 29, 2017
He did manage to swing successfully at one point, though
— JohnCenaCrews™ (@JohnCenaCrews) November 29, 2017
This is not the first time John Cena has been mentioned in the world of cricket
Earlier last month the internet was going crazy over John Cena’s resemblance with Austrailian all-rounder Jason Behrendorff aka this guy
Uhhh, but we don’t really see it lols
Naturally, desis were excited to see John Cena taking a swing at cricket
— Bilal Mazhar ?? (@bilalmazhar_10) November 29, 2017
People were going crazy about the worlds of cricket and wrestling coming together
— Shazaib Bhatt (@iamshazaibbhatt) November 29, 2017
Lucky You. The Champ is Down Under ?
— Sushil Balakrishnan (@Sushil011992) November 29, 2017
Their lifelong dreams started being fulfilled as soon as Cena picked up the bat
John Cena playing cricket ❤️❤️❤️ A scene I wanted to see for so long. You're awesome sir! Please… Please… Please visit India soon?
You've always been my inspiration sir! ❤️#CenationsForever #NeverGiveUp
— Wonder Why (@sohom_6) November 29, 2017
We all cracked this one joke in our heads, didn’t we?
YOU CAN SEE HIM?????? ????
— Marina Paulose (@marinapaulose) November 29, 2017
Finally, I'm seeing @JohnCena
— Yash (@yaswanth_nunna) November 29, 2017
Do you guys think that John Cena should retire from wrestling and become a full-time cricketer? Let us know in the comment section.