10 Bizarre cases of mistaken identity in cricket
Here are few of the top mistaken identity instances in cricket that could be remembered for the ages to come.
Updated - Nov 25, 2020 6:19 pm
There is a great possibility of mistaken identity cases in cricket given the wide range of players whose names are likely to match. There are quite a few occasions in team selections where the officials mistakenly picked a player instead of the other due to their similarities.
In this article, we try to list out ten of the most bizarre mistaken identity cases recorded in cricket. It involves team selection bloopers, unconfirmed news by media outlets, social media outrage and many more.
Here are few of the top mistaken identity instances in cricket that could be remembered for the ages to come:
10. When Twitter mistook Rishi Dhawan for Rush Kalaria due to scoring error
Rush Kalaria was talking point on Twitter during the unofficial ODI between India A and Bangladesh A in Bangalore. The reason was the BCCI‘s scorecard of the match which showed the all-rounder from Gujarat smashing an unbeaten 56 from 34 balls as the home team reached 322/7 from 227/6 in the 41st over. Even the famed commentator Harsha Bhogle was interested to know more about Kalaria after that knock.
However, it was soon revealed that the BCCI’s scoring system mentioned Rush Kalaria instead of Rishi Dhawan. The Himachal Pradesh all-rounder followed up his batting exploits with 2/51 in his 8 overs to seal a 96-run win for India A. Rishi claimed the wickets of Bangladesh A skipper Mominul Haque and Sabbir Rahman.
9. Rubel Hossain’s travel to South Africa got delayed
Rubel Hossain was part of Bangladesh’s tour of South Africa in the later quarter of 2017. The pacer couldn’t travel to South Africa along with the team as his immigration was denied due to criminal record. Later, it was revealed that Rubel’s details were similar to that of a tainted person. Rubel received clearance from the South African authorities a week later but missed their warm-up match in Benoni.