THIS is the moment Rahkeem Cornwall was comically run out in the very first ball of the innings in the Caribbean Premier League.
The 30-year-old, who has been dubbed the “heaviest” pro player, seemed to run with barely any urgency in the hilarious clip.
Rahkeem Cornwall’s run out provided some comic relief for cricket fansCredit: CPL
He had barely got halfway by the time Chris Sole smashed the wicketsCredit: CPL
Fans joked that the 6ft 6in star was ‘walking in the park’ rather than runningCredit: Stabroek News newspaper
Cornwall’s half-hearted run seemed to set the tone for the match that resulted in the Barbados Royals being crushed by the St Lucia Kings.
Matthew Ford delivered the bowl to the Antiguan all-rounder, which saw him send the ball flying towards Chris Sole.
Cornwall’s partner Kyle Mayers had tried to steal a single after it went to the short-fine leg and the Scottish bowler fumbled the catch.
As the Sole chased it across the field, Mayers took off leaving Cornwall to begin his run – but he barely got halfway by the time the ball was retrieved.
Just seconds after beginning his slow saunter, the stocky player seemed to forget he was chasing a target of over 200 runs.
Before Cornwall could even think to pick up the pace, Forde smashed the wicket with a stunning direct hit that left the crowd screaming.
After watching the stumps collapse at the non-striker’s end, he bailed on the rest of the run and didn’t even try to make the crease.
The stunned commentators could be heard saying: “You’ve got to slip it into second gear at least! Mate!”
Cornwall was then seen strolling at an even slower speed as the reality of his snail-pace performance sunk in.
Fans joked that he looked like he was merely “having a walk in the park” rather than competing in the CPL.
Another said: “Tell me this video is edited? What a bizarre way to get out!”
A third said: “Got to respect the way Rahkeem Cornwall accepts his fate in this run out.”
And a fourth added: “Rahkeem Cornwall is a fantastic cricketer but this is f***ing hilarious.”
The Barbados Royals went on to only achieve 147 runs, leaving the St Lucia Kings to reign supreme with wickets falling at regular intervals.
Cornwall did not bowl in the game – but even his contribution with the bat did little to impress sports fans.
He boasts a height of 6 feet and 6 inches, and being 22 stone makes him the heaviest cricketer in international cricket.
The talented spinner has previously spoken out about his weight after receiving criticism from pundits, former stars and supporters.
He previously told ESPN: “I can’t change my body structure. I can’t say that I’m too tall or too big.
“Everybody is not going to be short, everybody is not going to be slim. All I can do is go out there, back myself and show my skill.
“There’s no doubt about it I am a big guy, but I have to put in work. I don’t really get too bogged down and lazy about it. I spend a lot of time on my fitness. Try to eat properly.”
Cornwall looked disappointed with his performance for the Barbados RoyalsCredit: CPL
He has previously spoken out about comments regarding his weightCredit: AFP