5 Weirdest dismissals in cricket history
There have been many instances which would make fans laugh by looking at the way a batsman got out.
Published - May 21, 2020 2:36 pm | Updated - May 21, 2020 2:39 pm
There are a total of 10 ways in which a batsman can get out in cricket. This includes being bowled, being run-out, being caught and many other modes of dismissal.
However, at times, a batsman can get out in a fashion in which no one can expect. There have been many instances which would make fans laugh by looking at the way a batsman got out. Hence, we, at CricTracker decided to make a list of the five weirdest dismissals in cricket history.
Without further to do, let us jump into the list:
1. Azhar Ali
As Azhar Ali said in the post-match interview, “My sons will remember it. People will ask me about this for a long time.” Surely, this incident is such an iconic one that people will talk about it in some years to come. It happened during Pakistan’s Test match against Australia in 2018 in Abu Dhabi.
Azhar has hit the ball towards the third man boundary. The ball kept going to the fence, only to stop inches away from the fence itself. However, the two batsmen, Azhar and Asad Shafiq thought that the ball had rolled down and touched the boundary.
This made the two stand in the middle of the pitch and chat. Mitchell Starc who was chasing the ball quickly picked up the ball and threw it back to the wicketkeeper. Australian skipper Tim Paine then collected the ball and dislodged the stumps, causing the most hilarious run-out incidents of all time.
The Pakistan batsmen were confused and they kept standing in the middle as the Australians, aware of the situations started celebrating the wicket. The umpire came and asked Azhar to leave for the dressing room as he was run out by all means.