A Cobra visits England’s practice session
England team’s practice session ahead of the third ODI against Sri Lanka in Pallekalle was disturbed in an unusual way as a cobra interrupted the session.
England’s tour of Sri Lanka has been a rain-affected one so far, as the first game was abandoned due to rain and the second one’s result had some interventions of rain, thus England won the match under D/L method.
With the intervention of nature in the first two games, there was another natural intervention seen in the preparations camps ahead of the third ODI in Pallekalle.
The visiting team was practicing in a fine morning ahead of the third ODI on October 17. During their morning practice session, a three feet long cobra was spotted very close to the players. It was seen near the pavilion area where the training nets were put and the players were sweating out there.
Since it is the rainy season in the Island nation the snake was out in the open. The groundstaff got working and captured the poisonous snake.
Even though the ground staffs didn’t have any professional types of equipment to trap the poisonous snake, they managed to catch the visitor with the things available at the surrounding.
England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) shared a video on social media where the guys are seen handling the snake with plastic rods and wooden stick. They successfully nabbed the predator.
The visitors were certainly surprised by this and rather cautioned. England team head coach Trevor Bayliss said that they need to be careful having spotted this snake. He said usually there’s a larger snake with a smaller one and this was certainly not large.
“If there is a small one there is usually a large one nearby,” Bayliss said.
Watch the video here-
A surprise visitor to training this morning… 🐍 pic.twitter.com/ETdHFMuQ2x