Image courtesy of: James Neesham (@JimmyNeesh)
A group of over-zealous United States customs agents drilled holes in West Indies batsman Lendl Simmons’ bat after fearing that it could be used to transport illegal drugs.
Simmons was travelling through the United States between games for the Guyana Amazon Warriors, which is the franchise he is representing in the ongoing Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
It was initially thought to be New Zealand all-rounder James Neesham’s bat, but he later clarified that it was Simmons’ bat via his Twitter account.
“Imagine if your cricket gear went through America and they drilled holes in your bat to look for drugs,” Neesham tweeted, along with a picture of the bat. He then said “just to clarify again, the bat belongs to Lendl Simmons. Pretty happy I managed to dodge that bullet!”
The first tweet led a large number of hilarious puns using the hashtag #drugbat.