CELEBRATED Zimbabwean cricketer Brian Chari was recently “bowled” out of his Bulawayo lodgings owing to rent arrears a development that saw his household belongings being temporarily attached by the Messenger of Court, B-Metro has learnt.
The case between Treger Properties versus Chari, number 2930/ 18, who has since between evicted from a city flat, saw the cricketer temporarily lose his TV stand, Samsung LCD TV, four-piece lounge suite, Hisense Double Door Fridge to the Messenger of Court.
However, Chari reportedly summoned all his “defending” skills to save his property from being BATTED for a “SIX” by the Messenger of Court which was about to let it go under the hammer.
Contacted for comment, the Zimbabwe national cricket team player who was part of the squad that did duty in that concluded Zimbabwe, Australia and Pakistan T20 Tri-Series played in Harare and Bulawayo confirmed his eviction.
“I’m collecting my property today (Wednesday). I managed to pay all I was owing when we were playing against Pakistan and Australia in Harare. It’s unfortunate that there was a breakdown in communication hence the attachment of my property. It, however, did not go under the hammer. I have since moved from the flat. I’m now staying in Burnside,” said the seemingly dejected cricketer.
Chari (26) was the leading run-scorer for Matabeleland Tuskers in the 2017-18 Pro50 Championship tournament, with 316 runs in eight matches.
A top-order batsman and occasional off break bowler, Chari has played domestically for Matabeleland Tuskers since 2011. He made his Test debut for Zimbabwe in November 2014, playing in two of the team’s three Tests on their tour of Bangladesh.
Drafted into the team as an opener, Chari failed to produce anything substantial, scoring 25, 4, 0 and 0 in his first two Tests. He later made his ODI debut against Pakistani in October 2015.
He made 16 in his first ODI innings as Zimbabwe got bowled out for 128. Chari, who played the game as an opener, was pushed down to number three for the remaining two games of the series.
The batsman and part time spinner made his first-class debut against Southern Rocks in October 2011.