Bare-devils: When fans ran nude and wild on the cricket field!

Aug 04, 2018, 16:10 IST
  • Bare-devils: When fans ran nude and wild on the cricket field!

    Running Au Naturel: Streaking is the act of running naked through a public place as a prank, dare or an act of protest. Here are some of the greatest streaking runs in the game.

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    When Michael Angelow 'lit' up Lord's in 1975: Michael Angelow was a cook in the Merchant Navy. At 3:20 pm on the fourth afternoon of the Test, Angelow ran towards the pitch and hurled over the stumps at the Nursery End which shocked the Aussies and England batsman Alan Knott (not in picture). According to a website, he was arrested. and fined 10, the same amount he won on a bet to perform the act. Angelow made history by becoming the first ever streaker to invade a cricket ground during a Test. Pic/ Getty Images

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    Buddhists offended!: This photo, taken on July 26, 2016, shows an Australian man running naked at a Test cricket match between his country and hosts Sri Lanka at the Pallekele stadium in the central hill district of Kandy. A Sri Lankan court on July 27 jailed and fined an Australian streaker for indecent exposure during a cricket Test between the nations, an act which local Buddhist priests found offensive. A police official said they pressed charges in part because his actions had hurt the sensibilities of Buddhist priests in Kandy, home to one of Sri Lanka's holiest shrines, the Temple of the Tooth. Pic/ AFP

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    Maiden Caught!: A female streaker is dealt with by the stewards of the Old Trafford ground during the 1995 England vs West Indies Test. Pic/ Getty Images

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    Symonds tackle! Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds clashes with streaker Robert Ogilvie during the second tri-series final against India in Brisbane on March 4, 2008. Ogilvie, who appeared at the Brisbane Magistrates Court on March 5, insisted he had no regrets about his on-field romp, saying it was "great" when the burly all-rounder smashed him to the Gabba ground turf with a shoulder charge. Pic/ Getty Images

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    Getting bail! A photo sequence of a pitch invader, who in the first image (left) is seen running towards to crease to steal a bail. The second image (above) shows him disturbing the stumps and the third (right) captures him showing off the stolen bail in jubilation. This incident took place during the Australian PM XI vs England match at Manuka Oval, Canberra on January 10, 2011. Pics/Getty Images

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    Up and over: A streaker leaps over the stumps during the NatWest Pro40 Division One match between Somerset and Durham at Taunton on September 27, 2009. Pic/Getty Images

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    Wanna a drink?: A streaker with a Zimbabwean flag disrupts the 1999 World Cup Group A game between Zimbabwe and South Africa at Chelmsford. Pic/ Getty Images

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    Down for the count: An English streaker is stopped by security people on December 12, 1999, during the match between England and South Africa in the Saint Georges Park in Port Elizabeth. Pic/ AFP

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    Two's company: Two streakers were apprehended by crowd-control staffs at the Sydney Cricket Ground during the second day of the Federation Test between Australia and West Indies on January 3, 2001. Streakers risk fines of up to 2,791 US dollars. Pic/ AFP

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    Too close for comfort: A streaker embraces England's Stephen Harmison during the third day of the third Test match against West Indies at Old Trafford in Manchester, northwest England, on June 9, 2007. Pic/ AFP

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    Chokehold: Security personnel arrest a streaker during the third and final match of the one-day Chappell-Hadlee cricket series between New Zealand and Australia at Jade Stadium in Christchurch, December 10, 2005. Pic/ AFP

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    Tackling the situation: A streaker (top left) is tackled by police in front of the photographers' area during day two of the second Test match between New Zealand and Australia at the Hagley Park in Christchurch on February 21, 2016. Pic/ AFP

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    Cover-up! A streaker (C) is taken away by police during the one-day match between Australia and Sri Lanka in Sydney on February 8, 2008. Pic/ AFP

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    Flagged for trouble: India's Wasim Jaffer (left) watches a streaker (right) wearing the Indian flag is escorted from the field by police during the first day of the first Test match vs Australia at the MCG in Melbourne on December 26, 2007. Pic/ AFP

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    Slider!: A streaker dives onto a rain cover on the water-logged pitch after the rain stopped play during the second day's play in the third Test match between South Africa and England at Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on January 15, 2016. Pic/ AFP

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About The Gallery

Streaking is the act of running naked through a public place as a prank, dare or an act of protest. On this day, back in 1975, a man by the name of Michael Angelow entered history books as he stripped nude and ran onto the pitch during a  Test match. Here are some of the greatest streaking runs in the game

 

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