The funniest thing about the beautiful sport of cricket is that it can be serious, entertaining, enjoyable, breathtaking and yet bizarre at the same time. While the fans often get an opportunity to witness some of the most athletic fielding efforts or moments of brilliance on the field, there are also times when everyone is left dumbstruck because of some unusual events during the game.
Most of the times, the drama eventually results in batsmen getting out. One of the unluckiest forms of dismissals in cricket is run-out but there is a sub-variety in run-outs as well which is called ‘weird run-outs’. Let us have a look at five such peculiar and hilarious incidents when more than the fielders, the batsmen played a major part in running themselves out.
1. Oh, it’s a four. No, it’s out!
There are many ways to get out in cricket and the easiest was displayed by Azhar Ali in a Test match against Australia. After playing a fantastic shot towards the third-man region, the Pakistan batsman thought that the ball had raced away towards the boundary as went to give a fist pump to the non-striker. However, the ball stopped before reaching the fence and Mitchell Starc threw it towards the wicketkeeper Tim Paine who dislodged the stumps as Azhar Ali just stood and saw the events unfold. That day, he probably became the only batsman to see himself getting dismissed live on the field without making any effort to save his wicket.
— ICC (@ICC) October 18, 2018