Azhar Ali’s run out is one people will talk about for decades. This cricket season has been flooded with rare incidents and records. Not long after the first comical run out, there came another one. In a domestic First-Class match between Wellington and Otago in New Zealand’s Plunket Shield the batsmen running between the wickets slipped their way to a hilarious run out.
In Otago’s first innings, batsman Michael Rippon flicked the ball off his pads towards deep square leg. As Wellington had an attacking field for him, it looked like a comfortable couple of runs but then Rippon slipped right after taking the first run. He tried to regain control but fell flat on his chest.
Nathan G Smith looked unaware of what happened on the other end was jogging towards his end. As soon as he saw Rippon on the ground, he tried to go back but slipped and fell on his back making the run out look hilarious.
— #NZIII (@MargotButcher) October 18, 2018
Here are a few reactions to the farcical run out:
Yet another hilarious cricket moment
— jadav kakoti (@kakoti2011jadav) October 19, 2018
THIS is why we have cameras at every ground.
— Caleb McNabb (@Buffchacho) October 19, 2018
Hard luck, Nathan!
good player Nathan Smith – Otago cricket will be underdogs all season and hopefully they will have better moments than this
— Matt Plunkett (@Gutboiler) October 18, 2018
This guy is in disbelief
— Rahul Kr. Sharma (@IamRahul_07) October 19, 2018
Keeping them grounded
Ha ha ha ab ye kya hai
Ground pe fevicol
— Praveen Kumar (@raipraveen64) October 19, 2018
@gradecricketer when you’re too lazy to take the 2nd so you fake slipping over
— Chappy (@paul_a_chapman) October 19, 2018
But both of them fell on the ground
Guess Grass is Greener on the other side of pitch
— 15Degrees (@desigiri82) October 19, 2018
Okay, last one.
— TarEEK! LaSCARE (@tarequelaskar) October 19, 2018
And here’s the video of Ali’s run out which may become the most-watched run out on YouTube soon enough:
— ICC (@ICC) October 18, 2018