Hit wickets are always embarrassing. The batsman is left high and dry because of his own mistake. These dismissals are not a regular affair and people often look for videos of most bizarre hit wicket dismissals. Probably, Australian batsman Jake Weatherald’s hit wicket is in line to make it to the list.
The left-handed batsman went for a front-footed drive against the left-arm pacer. The ball took an inside edge off the bat but it slipped out of Weatherald’s gloves. As he looked back to see where the bat is going, it had already hit the stumps and removed the bails.
Quite obvious, this left the 23-year-old red-faced. He stayed at the crease a little longer before taking the long walk back to the dressing room.
Here’s the video of the dismissal which you might play on loop:
Oh dear… Have a look at Jake Weatherald’s bizarre dismissal in yesterday’s practice match between the NPS and Victoria pic.twitter.com/9SujCT64gz
— cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) September 4, 2018
Here are a few reactions to Weatherald’s faux pas including similar mistake from New South Wales batsman:
Same venue no more than a few minutes ago. pic.twitter.com/Yvlp0mmPzZ
— NSW Blues (@CricketNSWBlues) September 4, 2018
*Immediately puts both hands in the air and signals for gloves*
— Michael-Scott Visser (@MSVISS) September 4, 2018
Not the 1st and won’t be the last … still an embarrassing way to get out though
— Mitchell Ryan (@MitcheffectRyan) September 4, 2018
Teach him to go hard at the ball lol, it’s very unlucky but quite funny
— Jim Wheeler (@jim_riches76) September 4, 2018
He is in @KumarSanga2 club now..
— #CA Praveen (@SLCpissek) September 4, 2018
How long has he been playing cricket. Hold the bat mate!
— Brutus (@brutusking600) September 4, 2018
— Ayush Gupta (@iamayush79) September 4, 2018
Weatherald is lucky that it was a practice match between NPS and Victoria. Had it been in the JLT Cup (Australian domestic 50-over tournament) 2018-19, he would have had to face a few boos from the crowd.