No one knew what to expect when Beauden Barrett played cricket on live television
All Blacks rugby star Beauden Barrett shocked fans with this display of batting earlier this year in New Zealand.
Current and ex-rugby stars took part in the “Black Clash” a sporting event which comprises of some of the most famous cricketers and rugby players, where they then take each other on in a cricket 20 20 matches.
The former World Cup-winning coach of the All Blacks, Graham Henry, managed the star-studded team that day.
Beauden Barrett’s start to the inning was electric as the Blues number 10 hit multiple 4s and 6s, wildly swinging for the ball but getting some serious contact on the ball.
The All Blacks star has spoken in the past about how he loves cricket and he used to play with his brothers in the past. His brother Jordie Barrett was playing in this game as well.
a whole host of All Black stars featured in this clash including Israel Dagg, Ritchie McCaw, Aaron Smith, Brad Weber and Jordie Barrett
The invitational side had quite an impressive list of players to call on…
Hundreds of thousands of fans tuned in to watch this one-off match in New Zealand – and we are sure that they were pleasantly surprised to see just how good Barrett was in this match.
The commentators absolutely lost it when Barrett hit the ball for an impressive 6. For any non-cricket fans reading this, this is when the player manages to hit the ball out of the boundary without the ball touching the ground first.
The New Zealand fly-half has bee a huge hit with the Auckland Blues during this new Super Rugby Aotearoa season.
Watch this display of batting brilliance from Beauden Barrett in the video link below