Geoffrey Boycott falls for hilarious prank live on air

Geoffrey Boycott admitted he had been “done like a kipper” after falling for a hilarious prank live on air.

The BBC cricket pundit was commentating on the England v South Africa test match when his co-commentator Jonathan Agnew managed to convince him that his 100th hundred wasn’t scored at his home county ground of Headingley but in Faisalabad, Pakistan.

The prank was based on a phoney press release which claimed to downgrade the statistics of all runs and wickets for the series played between England and the Rest of the World in 1970 because of a request from the South African government.

If true, that would make the century he scored in Yorkshire on August 11, 1977 his 99th hundred not his 100th hundred.

Boycott had arranged a charity event in August at his house to celebrate his hundredth 100, which Aggers suggested should now be canned given its historical inaccuracy.

Listen to the clip in full here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05b5j5t

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