The First Internet Sensation Of 2016

An Australian boy has shot to fame after being caught eating the best part of a whole watermelon – including the skin – at a cricket match, earning himself the name ‘Watermelon boy’.


Mitchell Schibeci was spotted eating the watermelon by commentators at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday during the Women’s Big Bash match.

He was nearly halfway through the watermelon when he appeared on the cricket ground’s big screen and was seen biting off a huge chunk of the fruit’s rind.

Ten-year-old Mitchell quickly became an internet sensation as the hashtag #watermelonboy began trending on Twitter in Australia, and he was invited onto Australian news programmes to share his story.