Ireland powerhouse Kevin O'Brien may have been wishing he had reined in his hard-hitting after smashing a six and his own car window in an Inter-Provincial Twenty20 Trophy match on Thursday.
O'Brien's ability to send the ball sailing over the rope is well-known, and he did so eight times in a stunning 82 from only 37 balls for Leinster Lightning against North-West Warriors at Pembroke Cricket Club in Dublin.
However, one of the 36-year-old's maximum blows had the unintended consequence of shattering the window of his own vehicle in the adjacent car park, and is now in need of an urgent repair.
📸: KEVIN O’BRIEN SMASHES SIX... ...and his own car window. Seriously. #IP2020 | @TestTriangle ☘️🏏 https://t.co/dKbfDRHrjY— Cricket Ireland (@Cricket Ireland)1598543850.0
Cricket Ireland highlighted the damage on its Twitter account, although O'Brien had the consolation of helping Leinster to victory.
A belligerent innings from O'Brien – part of the Ireland side that lost 2-1 in a one-day series against England earlier this month – underpinned Leinster's 124 for four in a match reduced to 12 overs per side due to rain.
The Warriors could only muster 104 for eight in response, helping Leinster to a 24-run victory under the Duckworth–Lewis–Stern method in Ireland's domestic T20 competition.