Indian batters to be dismissed through hit-wickets in T20Is
November 20, 2022
Sports Tak Staff
Hit wicket is a rare mode of dismissal in international cricket. A batter is declared out hit wicket when he himself dislodges the bails off the stumps by hitting his bat by mistake or losing body balance in such a way that the timber is disturbed.
Interestingly, none of the Indian batters got out in this fashion during India's first 11 years as a T20I nation.
However, in the last four years, there have been four such instances when an Indian batter dislodged the bails off the stumps by mistake while playing a shot, with two of them coming in India's last two T20I completed matches.
Without further ado, let's take a look at the four Indian batters who have been dismissed via hit wicket in T20I matches.
Shreyas Iyer is the latest entrant on this list. The right-handed batter lost his wicket through hit-wicket in Lockie Ferguson's over while playing in the second T20I of the ongoing series against New Zealand.
Hardik Pandya played one of the best T20I knocks of his career in the T20 World Cup 2022 semifinal against England earlier this month, where he was dismissed through hit-wicket.
Lockie Ferguson dismissed another Indian batter in this fashion, and his name is Harshal Patel. The fast bowler made his T20I debut in the home series against New Zealand in 2021.
India's star batter KL Rahul was the first player from the country to lose his wicket in this fashion. It happened in a Nidahas Trophy match against Sri Lanka back in 2018.