John Cena swings his bat at a few balls in Sydney Thunder camp to impress Australian All-rounder Shane Watson: Watch Video Here
John Cena on the Pitch? With a bat?
The moment you hear the name John Cena, the first thing that comes to your mind is the killer punches he throws at his opponents inside the ring. Those who don’t follow WWE closely might remember Cena for his stellar performance in movies like ‘The Marine’, ‘Legendary’, and ‘The Wall’.
Well, now this professional wrestler-actor has added another feather to his already heavy hat of achievements. The 40-year-old 16-time World Champion gave a tough time (okay, not really) to former Aussie Captain Shane Watson on the Australian pitch. As he honed his batting skills while learning a thing or two about cricket from the Aussie all-rounder.
Shane Watson was so impressed with him by the end of the match that he tweeted, “Only the best bats for this champion!”
The ‘Doctor of Thugonomics’ aka Cena is currently in Australia to promote his upcoming animated feature movie ‘Ferdinand’. The pro surely took some time out from his busy schedule to play the Gentleman’s Game. His fans were going gaga to watch him walk inside a pitch. Instead of a ring this time around and hit some sixes and fours. Or at least we were hopeful about it! 🙂
Reportedly, Watson is returning to the cricket scene as captain for Sydney Thunders in the Big Bash Clash. The crucial clash against Melbourne Renegades. Meanwhile before the match that on December 9, he spent some time playing with the WWE champ. The league is in its seventh season now. In fact, Sydney Thunders too tweeted about this, “We’re pretty sure @JohnCena could hit a few sixes in the @BBL for the #ThunderNation.
— Sydney Thunder (@ThunderBBL) November 29, 2017
While the fans, Watson and Sydney Thunders were going gaga over his batting skills, Cena thought he played ‘poorly’.
For those who don’t know, Cena will also be seen in a movie on parenting (of another level altogether) called ‘Blockers’ in the coming year. By the looks of the trailer, we had a fair idea that he shares a great equation with kids and he just proved the same in real life, when he gave a surprise visit to a primary school.