MERV Hughes retired from Test cricket long ago but you can’t keep a good big man down.
When Australia’s opening batsman David Warner hit a six at Hyderabad in the second Test against India on Monday, the last person he expected to catch the ball was Big Merv.
The former Test quick and ex-national selector was sitting in the stands at long-on with a tour group when Warner drove straight towards the most famous moustache in Australian sport.
Big Merv snapped it up like it was a chocolate cake at afternoon tea during his playing days and his former Test captain Allan Border could barely contain his excitement.
“That is the miracle of Hyderabad,” TV commentator Border said.
“If he was wearing a white shirt he would be a sight screen.” – AAP