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VIDEO: Misbah, AB, Steve and…batsmen became laughing stock by getting out in a strange manner


New Delhi. In international cricket, generally a batsman is out in five ways – bowled, caught, LBW, run out and stump. Apart from these 5 methods, the batter can also be retired out, hit the ball twice, hit wicket, obstructing the field, handled the ball and time out, but these opportunities are rarely seen. The ‘time out’ rule has been used only once in international cricket when in the World Cup-2023, Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan sent Sri Lanka’s Angelo Mathews a fine for not being ready to play the ball after reaching the crease in the stipulated time after the batsman was out. And on the appeal of the team, the umpires called ‘time out’.

Many times in international cricket, the batsman has been out in such a strange manner that mixed expressions of surprise and laughter appeared on the faces of the batsman himself as well as the cricket fans watching the match on the field/TV. Many batsmen have been out in strange/ridiculous ways in all three formats of cricket. Let’s take a look at such special cases which were in the news due to their involvement with star batsmen.

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Symonds caught on ball that bounced off non-striker’s shoe

In 2006, Australia’s Andrew Symonds was batting brilliantly in the ODI match against Sri Lanka at the Docklands Stadium in Melbourne, but due to being out in a strange manner, he had to return to the pavilion. Symonds played a shot in the air towards the bowler on the ball of Jehan Mubarak of the visiting team. This ball was far away from the bowler but so what.. It bounced after hitting the shoes of non-striker Michael Clarke and went towards Tillakaratne Dilshan standing at mid-on who caught the ball which came after touching his shoes. After getting out, he had to return to Symonds’ pavilion reluctantly. In this match, Symonds played an inning of 66 runs in 61 balls with the help of five fours and four sixes and was the player of the match.

This batsman was out for 99 runs in the test, could never score a century again in his career.

Stopped the ball going towards the stump with his hand, Steve Waugh out.

In 2001, in the Chennai Test against India, the then captain of the Australian team, Steve Waugh, was given out for stopping the ball going towards the stump with his hand. In the first innings of the test, Harbhajan’s ball hit the pad of ‘Senior War’ and there was a strong appeal for LBW which was rejected by the umpire but perhaps getting out was written in the fate of this Australian batsman. When the ball bounced on the pad and started going towards the wicket, Waugh unknowingly pushed it away with his hand. The bowler and the Indian fielders appealed to ‘handle the ball’, on which the umpire declared them out. Waugh had scored 47 runs in this innings.

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