The event took place in 2005 after a loss against Pakistan in the second Test in Lahore
England’s former opening batsman Marcus Trescothick, while speaking on ‘The Shackles Are Off’ podcast, revealed that he headbutted batsman Kevin Pietersen during a party in Lahore and thought he had broken his nose.
The event took place in 2005 after a loss against Pakistan in the second Test in Lahore left the entire England side disappointed with their earlier performance.
“There was one night in Lahore of all places. After the 2005 (Ashes) series, so the end of 2005. We lost the second Test match and the series was over. Vodaphone had organised a karaoke night for us in the hotel. It was just for the players and the staff but everyone was so annoyed and disappointed that only about eight of us turned up,” Trescothik said. “We had this massive room and a karaoke machine. You know how hard it is to get a drink in Pakistan, it’s nigh on impossible. We had all this beer, tequila and stuff that had rocked up from the high commission.”
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The 44-year-old revealed that it was the most entertaining karaoke nights he had ever heard of.
“There were about eight of us there just messing around and it turned into one of the most entertaining karaoke nights I have ever heard. I think it was me, KP, Paul Nixon, Hoggard was there and Jim the guy from Vodaphone,” he said. “I can’t remember because were absolute smashed to bits. I remember headbutting KP and I thought I’d broken his nose. He had pinned me down on the floor and I just went ‘bang’ like that and nutted him one on the bridge of his nose. We were mucking about – too much tequila does that to you, doesn’t it.”
The opening batsman stated that the players involved had a great time and ended the night by singing to an empty room.
“In the middle of Lahore, in this hotel where no one else knows and behind closed doors–it was the best karaoke singing you’ve ever heard. At the end of it all of us, all eight of us or whatever it was, got on stage and just sang to the empty room,” he concluded.