Irish cricketer hits 8 sixes ... and one breaks his own car window

Irish cricketer hits 8 sixes ... and one breaks his own car window

IRISH CRICKET legend Kevin O'Brien had a mixed day at the crease during Leinster Lightening's victory over North West Warriors on Thursday.

The Ireland international managed 82 runs, including eight sixes.

Though one of his slogs unfortunately managed to reach the ground's car park and smashed a window of one of the cars ... his own car.

In an incredible stoke of misfortune, O'Brien managed to pick out his Toyota Corolla and only his Toyota Corolla in an otherwise packed parking lot, leaving him with a rather draughty drive home.

Thankfully, O'Brien saw the funny side and nipped down to the local Toyota garage to get it fixed.

"Didn't need the air-con on the drive up to you lads," he wrote on Twitter.

As for the T20 match itself, it was reduced to 12 overs-a-side due to rain interruptions, but that didn't stop O'Brien from shining. He struck his second ball for the first of his eight maximums and didn’t let up, despite the risk of his momentum being broken going off for a mid-innings rain break.

His Leinster side finished with an impressive 124-4 from 12 overs, leaving the visiting Warriors a near-impossible task of chasing down the massive target in dull, damp conditions.

The Warriors lost wickets early in the response, and apart from William Porterfield’s 50 from 30 balls, never looked likely to threaten the Lightning, with the Leinster side eventually winning by 24 runs (DLS method).