Hit-wicket is certainly the most embarrassing form of dismissal as the batsman walks back to the pavilion for his own fault, rather than a bowler or fielder playing any role in it. No wonder, these accidental dismissals are very rare in cricket.
Recently, one such dismissal was seen during a domestic match in Australia. In a clash between NPS and Victoria, Jake Weatherald went for a front-foot drive only to edge the ball back to his pads but something bizarre happened thereafter which left the southpaw embarrassed. Weatherald could not keep a grip on his bat as it slipped out of his hand and dislodged the bails.
The disappointment was quite apparent on Weatherald’s face. He stayed at the crease in utter disbelief before taking a long walk back to the dressing room.
Here’s the video:
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
The comical hit-wicket also left cricket fans in splits.
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
Not the 1st and won't be the last ... still an embarrassing way to get out though— Mitchell Ryan (@MitcheffectRyan) September 4, 2018
*Immediately puts both hands in the air and signals for gloves*— Michael-Scott Visser (@MSVISS) September 4, 2018
It's suicide— Ayush Gupta (@iamayush79) September 4, 2018
Now THAT'S one he won't forget....... unfortunately nor will anyone else !— Joanna Smith (@JoannaS85980970) September 4, 2018
In the ongoing Caribbean Premier League (CPL), banned Australia cricketer Steve Smith also got out in the same manner. In fact, Smith was out caught off the same delivery as well.