Adelaide Strikers leg-spin bowler Amanda-Jade Wellington on Saturday was left surprised when her boyfriend proposed marriage to her on the cricket field after a Women’s Big Bash League match against Melbourne Renegades, which the Strikers won by 6 wickets.
22-year-old Amanda was celebrating her team’s victory over Renegades when her boyfriend, Tayler McKechnie, entered the field and went down on his knees to propose to her, a video of which was shared on social media by Adelaide Strikers.
Adelaide Strikers WBBL took to Twitter, sharing the video and congratulating the couple. “So, this just happened!!! Congrats Amanda Jade-Wellington and Tayler!”
Amanda was seen saying “yes” as her teammates egged the couple on in the background.
See the video:
So, this just happened!!! 😃
— AdelaideStrikersWBBL (@StrikersWBBL) October 19, 2019
“When I saw him on the field, I just thought, ‘get off, we’re trying to take a team photo’. I had no idea what was really happening, but I’m so happy… I’m still shaking,” Amanda was quoted as saying by The Advertiser.
Amanda made her debut for Australia in 2017 and has played 8 T20Is, 12 ODIs and 1 Test for the national team. She has 10 T20I, 15 ODI and 2 Test wickets against her name.
Talking about the match, Adelaide Strikers won the toss and opted to bowl before restricting Melbourne Renegades to 117 for 7 in the stipulated quota of 20 overs.
Riding on Sophie Devine’s unbeaten 72 off 45, Strikers reached home with 6 wickets in hand.
(With inputs from IANS)