Alex Carey starts walking off immediately even before being caught
Carey could only score 18 runs from 27 balls.
Updated - Jan 15, 2019 3:02 pm
There is little denying the fact that no batsman likes to get out. Every batsman in the world prays that he is saved in one way or another after miscuing a shot or being given out by the umpire. However, Australia batsman Alex Carey seems to be an exception by a mile. In fact, Carey is so unlike any other player that he could not even wait to see what happens with his lofted shot as he walked off the field in the second ODI against India.
Unlike the last game where he hit a flurry of boundaries early in the innings, he struggled to get going in his latest knock. With Indian bowlers keeping things tight, scoring runs early on was not easy for Carey. He was batting on 18 off 26 before he decided to release the pressure off himself. In doing so, he went to play a big shot and paid the price for it.
Mohammed Shami bowled a short delivery around the off stump, tempting the Australia vice-captain to go for a mighty heave. And Carey duly obliged. However, he couldn’t execute the shot to perfection and ended up top-edging the ball. Subsequently, the ball lobbed towards Shikhar Dhawan who was all set to take a regulation catch.
But for few moments, it seemed like the ball was falling down in slow motion as the camera was fixed on Dhawan and the ball was still in the air. In the meantime, Carey was sure that he was not getting a reprieve and walked off without wasting any second in the middle. Interestingly, Dhawan was still to catch the ball when Carey had walked off.
Here is a clip showing the whole incident:
Australia posts competitive total:
Riding on Shaun Marsh’s 131-run knock, Australia recovered from a shaky start to post a daunting 298 for 9 in the allotted overs. The hosts were off to a shaky start losing both their openers for just 26 runs. However, Marsh held firm from one end and guided his team to a good total. Australia are leading the three-match series 1-0 after winning the series-opener by 34 runs.