Imagine going to a stadium to watch a T20 game on a Sunday evening. Electrifying cricket, big sixes and acrobatic fielding make it worth the money and time anyway. And then you end up winning some money, a lot of money. Unbelievable? Not if you are Bosman Puren.
Puren, a 35-year-old cricket enthusiast from Potchefstroom, won a million Rand (about Rs 54.8 lakh) after he caught a six with one hand during a televised Ram Slam T20 match between Chevrolet Knights and Highveld Lions. The competition was open for fans over 18 years of age.
So when Pite van Biljon of the Knights slammed the only six in his 29-ball 33, Puren was in position to pouch the ball one handed and make his big bucks and long after the match was over, he still could not believe his luck.