Being run out is always an unfortunate way to get out. It is even more frustrating for a player when he gets run out because of someone else’s mistake.
A clash between Melbourne Renegades and Sydney Thunder during the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL|08) recently witnessed one of the bizarre run-out in T20 cricket.
In the 19th over of Thunder’s run-chase, Harry Gurney deceived Gurinder Sandhu with a slower delivery. Sandhu was unable to judge the pace of the ball and went early with his shot. With 31 runs required off last 10 balls, the non-striker Jonathan Cook tried to sneak a quick single.
The ball was even close proximity of the bowler which led to the unfortunate turn of events.
Gurney went after the ball, blinding the two batsmen who were running towards each other. Cook and Sandhu had no idea as they ran into each other until it was too late.
Cook lost his helmet after the collision and by the time he got up, Gurney gave the ball to wicketkeeper Sam Harper who in no time ran him out.
For once, a viewer may feel that it was not in the spirit of the game for Harper to take the bails off. But after the replay, it becomes quite clear that the collision was unfortunate and the run out was just comical.
Here’s the video:
— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) January 30, 2019