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Watermelon Boy has stolen the limelight at the Big Bash League match in Melbourne over the weekend.

According to the ABC, Footage showing a hungry young spectator at the match eating a whole watermelon went viral as the boy was shown eating the skin and all of the enormous fruit.

Image source: Instagram
Image source: Instagram

In response to the footage, the hashtag #watermelonboy began trending on Twitter in Melbourne.

“Cricket has a new hero. Splendid work on demolishing an entire watermelon young man. Well played,” one Twitter user said.

 

Another user wrote:

“#Watermelonboy you are an absolute inspiration mate,”

Instagram was inundated by further Watermelon Boy humorous content:

watermelon boy 2. Instagram.
Image source: Instragram
Image source: Instagram
Image source: Instagram
Image source: Instagram
Image source: Instagram
Image source: Instagram
Image source: Instagram

The ABC reported that the game itself saw a record crowd of 80,883 turn out to attend the game causing headaches for organisers.  The media outlet also reported that Cricket Australia was forced to apologise to fans who were left standing outside the ground well after the start of play, due to the implementation of new security measures which failed to cope with the huge numbers of people.

Image Source: Instagram

  • We’ve always had to stop our kids from eating the white part of the melon. I’m glad this little boy has made others smile for simply being himself.

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  • I remember this – it was quite an accomplishment.

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  • Not often you see people eat the skin

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  • On another matter mentioned in the article there must have been a reason that security was stepped up and there was delays.

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  • yeah, then he was interviewed and said he wanted to do something to get attention – get on the news… Meh!

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  • A whole watermelon! I hope he washed the skin as they are so dirty.

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  • lol watermelon skin I do hope it was clean

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  • Yes this picture went viral. I can’t believe he ate the skin too. My brother was there with his children , they were on the tv a few times but not all over Facebook lol

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  • I believe his father works at the MCG and I also understand this was a stunt to gain attention, which worked. I don’t find this particularly cute – it irks me the lengths that people will go to for attention.

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  • haha pretty amazing! Just curious though…where were the boys parents? All the footage and photos I’ve seen show him sitting on his own

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  • lol i hope it was clean at least! wow i couldn’t eat the skin, let alone a whole watermelon like that! wow lol amazing!

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  • Now that is an achievement in itself.

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  • Lke jh

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  • Indeed, this picture went viral!! Well done, boy!!

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  • Cute photo! No wonder he stole the show!

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