Proposal caught live on camera during England’s cricket match at Old Trafford yesterday

TV cameras caught the man getting down on one knee during the T20 International match against Pakistan.

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 21st July 2021

For better or for worse, TV cameras capture all sorts of crowd antics during live sporting events – and the cricket is no different.

But among the full house of colourful characters sat enjoying England’s T20 International match against Pakistan at Old Trafford yesterday in glorious sunshine, cameras panned over to the stands just in time to see a man get down on one knee and propose.

Choosing the perfect place to pop the question is never easy, but the woman looked to be bowled over.

It seemed that the groom-to-be – who was wearing a retro England cricket top – clearly picked the right location to propose to his partner, with Sky Sports managing to broadcast footage of the special moment.

And of course, she happily accepted.


Not only that, but to make it even more of an occasion to remember, the broadcaster mimicked the TV umpire process used in cricket.

The screen showed a “decision pending” banner, before replacing it with “she said yes!”.


Moments after the proposal was aired, social media was filled with people sending well-wishes and congratulations to the happy couple, with many saying it warmed their hearts and made their day.

One Twitter user summed it up perfectly by saying: “Cricket is a great sport. Brings people together. Loads [of] England and Pakistan fans applauding as one.”

If the proposal wasn’t brilliant enough, England’s win no doubt made it better.

Featured Image – Twitter (@SkySportsCricket)