Of late, the game of cricket has seen numerous bizarre incidents. The most recent one of all has been the Azhar Ali’s run out against Australia in the Abu Dhabi Test. Meanwhile, we figured out top 5 weird dismissals in international cricket.
Here are the Top 5 Weird Dismissals in International Cricket:
5. Curtly Ambrose’s run-out against Australia:
The run-out of Curtly Ambrose is still one of the funniest run outs cricket has ever witnessed. Ambrose defended Shane Warne to leg-side and took a couple of strides to sneak the single.
However, the wicketkeeper, Ian Healy was quick in reaching the ball and hits the bullseye. In returning to the crease, Ambrose bat got stuck in the pitch, which was outside the crease thus making the batsman fall on the other side of the story.
4. Salman Butt against England:
The incident took place when England toured Pakistan for a Test series in 2005. It was the time when Salman Butt was opening the batting for Pakistan and was in a scintillating form.
He once again got the decent tally and was raring to go for a century. However, it wasn’t the case, as he edged the Shaun Udal’s delivery to slip cordon. The ball went with such a quick speed that Andrew Strauss couldn’t manage even to touch it.
It hit him on his face and lobbed up in the air, where the wicketkeeper Jones finished one of the finest catches. During the course, Strauss was in search of the ball after it hit him on his face. However, in the end, the brilliance of Jones helped England get Salman’s wicket.
3. When Michael Clarke became 12th fielder for Sri Lanka:
It was the match between Australia vs Sri Lanka. As ever, Australia was once again in the dominating positive with 240 on the board and ten overs to remain. However, the onus was on the Symonds to take the tally over 300.
Meanwhile, Michael Clarke came in as a saviour for Sri Lanka, who helped in taking Symonds’ wicket, of course, unintentionally. Symonds smashed Mubarak straight to Clarke, who deviated it to the hands of Dilshan.
2. When Dwayne Bravo surprised Kevin Pietersen:
It was the match when Dwayne Bravo was a newbie in the Windies cricket and toured to England for a Test match. During the course, he was asked to break the partnership for the third wicket, which he did it in style.
The all-rounder bowled a brutal bouncer, which hits the helmet of the Pietersen. Kevin couldn’t control himself during the course, and the broken helmet falls on the stumps thus being walked back to the pavilion.
1. Azhar Ali-Asad Shafiq’s brain fade moment:
The incident happened in the match between Pakistan and Australia in Abu Dhabi. The well-set Azhar Ali was at the crease when Peter Siddle was hurling the ball. He went for a booming drive but only managed to edge it.
The ball flew between the gulley and the slip cordon, which left Siddle furious. During the course, both batsmen thought that the ball raced away to the boundary, which wasn’t the case, as it hasn’t got the legs to touch the boundary rope.
Meanwhile, Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq were in a chat in the middle thinking that the ball went for the boundary. Starc, who is after it, gave a perfect throw to the keeper Tim Paine, who affected the run-out with a gleeful face.