An uncanny run out of Azhar Ali initiated by the Australian wicketkeeper Tim Paine made Twitterati’s go insane.
Pakistan and Australia are playing the second Test of the series in which Pakistan are at commanding position but Azhar’s comic run out will leave you rolling on the floor laughing.
“Azhar Ali at his Best!”- Twitterati mock the bizarre run-out
In Peter Siddle’s over, Azhar edged the ball to the gully where the ball stopped just before the boundary line and Mitchell Starc collected the ball, threw it to the wicket-keeper.
Assured of a boundary, Ali decided to have a discussion with the non-striking partner Asad Shafique in the middle of the pitch, but it was all turned out to be a part of the dumbest run-out ever.
Tim without wasting any time took the ball and immediately dismissed the striking batsman Ali.
It was a bitter pill for Azhar to get dismissed in a strange way.
Although the unusual run out didn’t hamper Pakistani side much as they are still dominating the match but it gave Twitterati’s more stuff to laugh at.
One can’t afford to miss the Twitter reactions:
One of my favourite wickets in the Aust-Pakistan test series live on @FOXSportsAUS . What was Azhar Ali thinking???? Run out after thinking the ball went for four lol @CricketAust @trentcopeland @adampeacock pic.twitter.com/DAWtG7h8UR
— Andy Paschalidis (@AndyPaschalidis) October 18, 2018
“Here is an innovative way to get run out.”
Azhar Ali knows some innovative ways to get run out. https://t.co/sYLGsKOpNG
— C. (@vanillawallah) October 18, 2018
— FOX SPORTS Cricket (@FoxCricket) October 18, 2018
The reactions are priceless, some said it is the most stupid thing happened in cricket.
Pakistan cricket at their very best! The two batsmen are chatting in the middle of the pitch, without realising that the ball hadn't reached the boundary 😲
— Deepak Raj Verma (@iconicdeepak) October 18, 2018
Pakistan cricket at their very best.
That run out is one for the ages… Azhar Ali has just raised the bar for his fellow batsmen to an unprecedented level…
p.s – Coach Mickey Arthur's reaction… 😂
— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) October 18, 2018
Azhar Ali raised the bar of excellence.
Deadset, the most stupid run out you will ever see in Test cricket. He thought he hit a 4, he didn't.https://t.co/8RKbnXnZVO
— Tim Mackay 🎓💲 (@timqfadvice) October 18, 2018
Some quoted it as the most stupid run-out in the history of cricket.
Azhar Ali run out 😂😂..Only Pakistan players can get out in this comic way..#AUSvsPAK
— Samy (@killysamy) October 18, 2018
Only Pakistani player to get out in this way.
Unbelievable run out in Abu Dhabi. Pakistan batsmen think ball had gone for four. It hadn't and Azhar Ali is run out while chatting to his partner in the middle of the pitch!
— John Etheridge (@JohnSunCricket) October 18, 2018
Please, peps this December only.
This December, please remember to make Azhar Ali's runout as the best cricket thing this year.
— I dont know anything. (@ABVan) October 18, 2018
Such a way to cheer up the damp squib.
Full props to Azhar Ali for providing such comic zest to this otherwise dull affair in Abu Dhabi. 😝 #PAKvAUS
— sabuktgeen (@sabuktgeen) October 18, 2018
Apart from Azhar, Haris Sohail was also dismissed in the first session (but this time in the usual way) by Nathon Lyon. Regardless of the two early dismissals, Pakistan took the lead of 300 runs over the guests.
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It is the third day of the decider Test.
Apart from the Test series, Australia and Pakistan will lock horns in a three-match T20 series which will be hosted by Abu Dhabi and Dubai on October 24, October 26 and October 28.