Have you ever seen this kind of bizarre attempt for run-out at before?
It was the 1st T20I match between Afghanistan and Zimbabwe at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on 8th January 2016. The incident took place early in that match. After winning the toss, Afghanistan decided to bat first.
It was 1.3 overs when Afghanistan opener Usman Ghani was facing Zimbabwean left-arm spinner Tendai Chisoro. Ghani played the ball after making room which the ball went to the short third man fielder Hamilton Masakadza. Ghani then went on for a single and almost reached at the other end while non-striker end batsman Mohammad Shahzad refused to entertain his partner’s call for a run and returned to his crease. As a result, Ghani was totally helpless to save his wickets.
At that moment, it was very easy to dismiss him through run-out by throwing the ball to the wicket-keeper who was nearest from the striking end wicket and Masakadza had enough time to throw the ball. But instead of throwing the ball to the wicket-keeper, Masakadza runs all the way to the stumps to take the bails off and watching that Ghani decided to return in the crease. Finally, Ghani returned safely in the crease just before Masakadza hit the stump. That mistake proved costly as the openers registered over 50 run partnership for the first wicket. Finally, Afghanistan won the match by 5 runs.
Enna kandraaavi da idhu? 😀 😀 Worst piece of fielding you will ever see! Saadha dhandam illa, Kodhandam! Jonty Rhodes will be proud of this guy 😀
Posted by Srini Mama on Tuesday, 9 February 2016
Masakadza’s effort was quite similar fashion to that of famous Jonty Rhodes ‘Superman’ run-out. But the main difference in the Jonty Rhodes ‘Superman’ dismissal, there was no fielder in the front of the wicket at that moment.