Duckett pokes fun at himself after standing next to two England giants

‘Might stand somewhere else next time!’: England cricketer Ben Duckett pokes fun at his 5ft 7in frame after singing the national anthem next to giants Zak Crawley and Stuart Broad – who are both over 6ft 5in!

  • Ben Duckett saw the funny side as Sky’s cameras missed him during the anthem
  • Batsman stood between the significantly taller Zak Crawley and Stuart Broad
  • The opener joked that he would choose to stand in a different position next time  

England batsman Ben Duckett poked fun at himself after television cameras skipped over his face during the national anthem prior to England’s Test against Ireland at Lord’s.

Duckett, who stands at 5ft 7in, amusingly found himself stood between two of the tallest players on the team as England belted out God Save the King.

Zak Crawley (6ft 5in) and Stuart Broad (6ft 6in) towered over the 29-year-old, so much so that the Sky cameras only caught the top of his forehead as they panned across the players singing. 

Duckett took to Instagram upon seeing a replay following the day’s play, joking that he ‘might stand somewhere else next time’.

And the Nottinghamshire man had plenty to smile about on Friday as he scored his first Test hundred on home soil.

Ben Duckett saw the funny side as he shared the amusing footage on his Instagram story

Duckett (fifth right) was towered over by batsman Zak Crawley (L) and bowler Stuart Broad (R)

The England opener went on to score his second hundred and the fastest 150 in Lord’s history

He did so in just 106 balls and didn’t stop there and he continued to pass 150 before being dismissed for 182.

Duckett’s hundred was the first by an England opener at home in two years and his 150 in 150 balls is the fastest in Lord’s history, passing the record of the late Sir Donald Bradman.

He enjoyed a dream return to the England Test team after a six-year absence last year, scoring his first hundred against Pakistan.

He will now be hoping to push on and make an impact in the Ashes this summer. 

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