Getting out for a duck is a humiliating event for any batsman. While players getting out duck is quite a common event to witness in any game of cricket, diamond duck is a rare phenomenon to watch. Diamond duck in an event when a batsman loses his wicket without even facing a delivery. Such events occur when players get run out without facing a single delivery in the match.
Getting out for a diamond duck can be definitely termed as a piece of big bad luck for any batsman. Although such a form of dismissal happens quite rarely in the sport of cricket, there are few famous cricketers who have lost their wickets in this rare form of a duck. In this article, we talk about 5 famous players who have been dismissed on a diamond duck in ODIs.
5 Famous Players Who Have Been Dismissed On A Diamond Duck In ODIs
5. Sanath Jayasuriya
Sri Lanka legendary cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya has been dismissed for a diamond duck in ODIs. The event happened during a match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka in January 2009. Bangladesh were all out for 152 in the match and visitors Sri Lanka had an easy target to chase.
However, opener Jayasuriya and Upul Tharanga were involved in a mix-up while taking a run. As a result, the left-handed batsman Jayasuriya was dismissed with a run out by the opposition without even facing a single delivery in the match.