Kevin Pietersen is a man rarely lost for words, but he looked speechless at the Gabba when an "autograph hunter" in the stands tricked him.
However dismal England were with the bat at the Gabba, it is hard not to feel sympathy for those back on the boundary, copping it from relentless Australians.
Pietersen was just one of them. When a supporter asked for his autograph, the England batsman politely crossed the boundary line to oblige him him, only the fan pulled his sheet away.
Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs suffered a more humiliating experience in 1992, when he scrawled his name on a Liverpool fan's sheet, only to see it torn up.