Cameron White, who was famous for being one of the cleanest strikers in the cricketing world, pulled off one of the most bizarre runouts in the history of the game. It happened during an Australia vs England ODI where White was fielding at the point position. England batsman Ian Bell, in the hunt for a single, guided a delivery towards point and ran towards the non-striker’s end. White dived to his left and as quickly as he caught hold of the ball, he threw it backward, without caring to get up. The ball slowly traveled along the ground and ended up hitting the stumps without Bell reaching the crease, as he was involved in a huge mix-up with his partner.
White was amazed by the throw and so were his teammates who celebrated the wicket whereas commentators were in awe of the fielding effort. On the other hand, Bell was surprised and bamboozled by White’s fielding effort and because he got out in one of the weirdest ways.
The video of the runout shows up at the top of the list when searched for the best runouts in the history of the game. White is celebrating his 34th birthday today. He has been out of the side for a while now as the former Australian T20I skipper’s selection was heavily scrutinized.
GOLD! What about this run-out from birthday boy @CameronWhite152
— cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) August 18, 2017
The 34-year-old was Victoria’s youngest skipper till date, at the age of 20. The Victorian has featured in 88 ODIs, 47 T20Is and 4 Tests in his 9-year long international career. He scored 2,037 and 984 runs at an average of 34.52 and 32.80 respectively. His average in T20Is was commendable. He has also contributed with his leg-spin bowling when the team needed it.
White was also made the captain of Australia’s T20I side for a year. White has also played Indian Premier League (IPL) for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).