There are many ways in cricket through which a batsman gets out. However, the most embarrassing of them all remains the hit-wicket. Getting hit-wicket out is something that a batsman gifts to the opposition team. This is also the most annoying way to get out for a batsman.
Here are 3 such occasions when the batsmen got hit-wicket out in the weirdest fashion.
AB de Villiers
This was a T20I game between South Africa and Australia and AB de Villiers had come out to bat at number 4, trying to chase 183 put by the Kangaroos. Shaun Tait was at his brutal best as he was clocking 150 kph on a regular basis. One of those balls was faced by de Villiers and it hit him right on his right hip. He fell down instantly, growling in pain and his bat stumped the bells off the wicket.
Even the best of the best could not evade getting out in such a fashion. Sachin Tendulkar fell to a hit-wicket dismissal in an ODI match against Australia in 2008. It was Brett Lee who bowled a fast-paced delivery which Tendulkar pushed to the mid-wicket region on the back foot. But as soon as he completed the run, Australian started to celebrate as Tendulkar had flipped the bells off the wicket.
India’s new cricketing sensation also fell once by hitting the wickets. He was playing on 107 against England at Cardiff in 2011. It was one great ODI innings to watch. However, it did not get the kind of end it deserved. Kohli while trying to hit the ball had flipped the bells off. The wicketkeeper, Craig Kieswetter appealed as Kohli completed the run. The decision went up stairs and the third umpire adjudged him out. It was a heartbreak decision for millions of Kohli fans.