Bowls Player Nick Brett Makes The Most Perfect Shot And People Are Impressed
If bowls isn't for you then this one shot might just change things because, as it happens, it can be a tense ol' game:
There is nothing more satisfying to watch than this! :fire: Where's the Titanic theme music when you need it?! #ThursdayThoughts pic.twitter.com/cEy8Itujv0
- BBC Sport (@BBCSport) January 23, 2020
That was the ridiculous shot taken by Nick Brett during the World Indoor Bowls Championships, which is held in Potters Leisure Resort's International Arena in Hopton-on-Sea, Norfolk, UK.
Brett's partner Greg Harlow explained that the gap between the balls was around six inches 'so there is just room'. You might be thinking that was very ambitious - what a muppet - and the audience did as well because they erupted into laughter.
Brett had a little giggle at what his partner was suggesting too, and we wouldn't be surprised if his internal voice told Harlow to get lost.
Commentator David Corkill remarked: "The way Greg asked him to play that you'd think he was three feet away from it."
When Nick released his bowl along the green it looked a mile off. Until suddenly it started to curl towards the waiting jack and the crowd fell silent.
Corkill went on: "Well he's very close to splitting the two red balls and getting to the jack. That's what the target is." And, in a move that seemed impossible just seconds earlier, the bowl rolled elegantly in between the tight gap - making perfect contact with the jack.
The amazed commentator then said: "Oh look at this. That is ridiculous. That is just so good it is ridiculous. What a ball. That was outrageous."
The crowd erupted into applause as the bowl stops and a clearly relieved Brett watches on, probably in amazement at his own abilities.
The 45-year-old from Peterborough ended up winning the game - which is lucky, considering how underwhelmed you'd feel to lose after that shot.
Brett won the 2014 World Indoor Bowls Championship Pairs title, also with Harlow as his partner. Move over Shearer and Sutton... I hope that's not wasted.
That's not the end of Brett's victories though, back in 2016 he won the World Singles Championship after breaking Robert Paxton.
Well done to him - what a LAD. And well done to Greg Harlow for managing to stick with him as well, he's not daft.
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