6 Sixes - Jackpot!
Today Herschelle Gibbs of South Africa did what had never been done before - he hit 6 sixes in an over in the World Cup. Now, Sir Garry Sobers and Ravi Shastri had done this before in county/domestic cricket, but this was the first time that it had ever been done in an international match. So unlikely was the feat that liquor company Johnnie Walker had offered to donate US$1 million to Habitat for Humanity if any player hit six sixes in an over at the World Cup.
I bet it sounded like a great idea at the time. They probably thought that they would get free publicity as no one would accomplish the feat. Well for $1 million, we certainly hope that they get as much publicity as they can. According to Johnnie Walker, they "couldn't be more thrilled with donating US$1 million to Habitat for Humanity in our efforts to enrich the Caribbean community".
If they are so thrilled then why not just donate the money? Why make the money conditional on an event that had never taken place before? For all those Johnnie Walker whisky lovers out there, if the price of a bottle suddenly goes up, then you know why!
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