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    Ian Bell incident will keep ringing for a long time to come. Did Dhoni do the right thing by withdrawing the appeal or was he being super generous? Even as the world debates this, we at MSN have pieced together a small package of 10 most bizarre dismissals in the game of cricket. Sit back and enjoy this ‘spirited’ journey. There are many more such bizarre dismissals but we’ve picked what we felt were mighty bizarre. If you remember some yourself, please share





    Bizarre dismissal No.1 - Ian Bell run-out
    Occasion: 2nd test, Trent Bridge, bilateral series, 2011
    Opponent: India

    What actually happened?
    Eoin Morgan had hit Ishant Sharma to deep square leg boundary, where Praveen Kumar made a great diving stop. In the meantime, batsmen had completed three runs and Bell turned back for his fourth but somehow believed the ball had crossed the boundary line. He started to move towards Morgan as that was the last ball before the tea interval. Now, the ball was actually 'Live' since Praveen had pulled it back before it had crossed the line. Praveen then quickly hurled the ball back to Dhoni who was not in his position near the stumps but was awake to the moment. He redirected it to Abhinav Mukund, who was waiting at the striker's end. Mukund quickly dislodged the bails and appealed. When the incident was refereed to TV umpire Billy Bowden, Bell was given out as he was out of his crease and the ball wasn't 'dead' by any means.

    Was he given out? The umpires gave him out and the players walked off for tea. When they did re-emerge post the tea break, Ian Bell was seen walking back to the crease much to the amusement of the Indian fans. Captain Dhoni had withdrawn the appeal and therefore Bell was given not out.
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    Bizarre dismissal No.2 - Sachin Tendulkar LBW on helmet



    Occasion: 1st test, Adelaide Oval, bilateral series, 1999
    Opponent: Australia

    What actually happened? Sachin Tendulkar ducked to a short ball from Glenn McGrath, a ball that didn't lift off the pitch. The little master's misjudgement of the bounce saw the ball hit his helmet. There was a ferocious appeal from the Aussies and shockingly, Sachin was given out leg before by umpire Daryl Harper. TV replays did show that the ball might have clipped the top of the bails but clearly the benefit should have gone in favour of the batsman. The dismissal was termed as 'leg before wicket'. We would like to rename it as 'head before wicket'. Was that dismissal the reason why Sachin never really admires DRS?
    Was he given out? Yes.
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    Bizarre dismissal No.3 - Inzamam Ul Haq run-out



    Occasion: 2nd test, Faisalabad, bilateral series, 2005
    Opponent: England

    What actually happened? Inzamam drove the Steve Harmison ball straight back to the bowler, who picked it up and had a serious shy back at Inzy. Stunned by the move, Inzy took evasive action to avoid getting hurt by the ball. But, while doing so, his foot went up in the air and at that moment, ball hit the stumps. The English players appealed for run-out and perplexed on-field umpires quickly referred it upstairs. TV umpire Nadeem Ghauri gave it out but forgot the rule book while doing so. Under law 38. 2 (a), "a batsman is not run out if he has been within his ground and has subsequently left it to avoid injury when the wicket is put down." If this rule was applied here, Inzy would not have been out.
    Was he given out? Yes. But, technically it was not out.
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    Bizarre dismissal No.4 - Kevin Pietersen hit wicket via helmet!



    Occasion: 3rd test, Old Trafford, bilateral series, 2007
    Opponent: West Indies

    What actually happened? It was easily the most bizarre 'hit wicket' dismissal in the history of cricket. Kevin Pietersen was taking strike to Dwayne Bravo, who bowled a superb bouncer. The ball was so sharp that it cut the chinstrap of KP's helmet. The helmet dislodged itself from KP's head and went onto the stumps and broke them. It was a shocking mode of dismissal but it was out at the end of the day.
    Was he given out? Yes. It was labelled as 'hit wicket'
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    Bizarre dismissal No.5 - Michael Vaughan 'handled the ball'



    Occasion: 2nd test, Bangalore, bilateral series, 2001
    Opponent: India

    What actually happened? Having weathered the early storm, Michael Vaughan was eyeing a test hundred when on 64, he pushed at a ball bowled by Sarandeep Singh and even before the ball became 'dead', he pushed it away with hand. As the trajectory of the ball would have taken it towards stumps, the Indian fielders appealed and the umpire didn't have any hesitation in giving it out. Vaughan thus became only the second English player after Graham Gooch to be given out handled the ball. Law 33 of the 'Laws of Cricket' provides that, "Either batsman is out Handled the ball if he wilfully touches the ball while in play with a hand or hands not holding the bat unless he does so with the consent of the opposing side."
    Was he given out? Yes
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    Bizarre dismissal No.6 - Misbah-Ul-Haq run-out





    Occasion: Delhi test, bilateral series, 2007
    Opponent: India

    What actually happened? Batting with immense maturity, Misbah-Ul-Haq had reached 82 and was in sight on a 100 when he went for a quick single after pushing the ball to backward point. A sharp Dinesh Karthik (not wicket keeping) picked up the ball and had a shy at the non-striker's end where Misbah was trying to reach. In a typical 'Inzy' manner, Misbah leaped up in the air to avoid the throw coming in from Karthik. But, stunningly enough, the throw banged into the stumps and what was Misbah doing? Swimming in the air!
    Was he given out? Yes
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    Bizarre dismissal No.7 - Hashim Amla caught indirectly



    Occasion: QF match, Mirpur, World Cup 2011
    Opponent: New Zealand

    What actually happened? More than bizarre, this dismissal of Hashim Amla should classify as a freakish one. Such dismissals have happened before as well but this was a ripper. Amla under-edged a Nathan McCullum top-spinner. That ball hit the boot of Nathan's brother, Brendon McCullum before finding its way to Daniel Vettori in the first slip position. Bizarre as it may sound, it was true. Amla had to go caught by Vettori in first slip off Nathan McCullum. Now, that's what the record books say.
    Was he given out? Yes.
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    Bizarre dismissal No.8 - Muralitharan run-out



    Occasion: 1st test, Christchurch, bilateral series, 2006
    Opponent: New Zealand

    What actually happened? This dismissal of Muttaiah Muralitharan comes closest to Ian Bell's bizarre Trent Bridge incident. It was a low scoring test match and Sri Lanka were fighting hard for survival. Sangakkara came up with a brilliant 100 to keep the Lankans afloat. As he took a single to complete his century, his partner Muralitharan came running to give his captain a big hug. While doing so, Murali had forgotten that the ball wasn't 'dead' and he hadn't even taken the permission of the umpire. Brendon McCullum quickly dislodged the bails and Lanka were all-out, leaving New Zealand with just 119 to get to win the match.
    Was he given out? Yes. As per books, he was out but as Jayawardene later put it, 'wasn't out as per spirit of the game'.
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    Bizarre dismissal No.9 - Peter Kirsten 'mankaded'



    Occasion: Port Elizabeth, ODI series, 1992-93
    Opponent: India

    What actually happened? Kapil Dev had warned non-striker Peter Kirsten not to back too much before he delivers his ball. Kirsten didn't pay heed to Kapil's warning and at the next attempt, Kapil dislodged the bails at non-striker's end before delivering the ball and that was it. Kirsten was given out run-out or should we say 'mankaded'. Under Law 42.15 of the Laws of Cricket, 'it remains possible for a bowler to run out a non-striker who has strayed outside his crease after he has started his run up, but before he has entered his delivery stride'.
    Was he given out? Yes.
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    Bizarre dismissal No.10 - VVS Laxman stumping




    Occasion: 3rd test, Dominica, bilateral series, 2011
    Opponent: West Indies

    What actually happened? This again was a case of batsman taking things for granted. Shivnarine Chanderpaul bowled a slow leg-cutter, which was left by VVS Laxman as it was way outside his off-stump. The very very special Laxman then did something that wasn't one bit special. He lifted his back-foot, for reasons only known to him. Aware and awake, wicket-keeper Carlton Baugh had casually whipped the bails off like some wicket-keepers do to spinners always. Although he never really was confident of dismissal, he appealed almost like doing it for the sake of it. TV replays showed Laxman did have his feet in the air and he was given out.



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    Commendable post..repped!

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    Excellent compilation....reppdd....

    There was incident of Tendulakr and Shoeb Akhtar as well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamyoursumo View Post
    Commendable post..repped!
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    Excellent compilation....reppdd....

    There was incident of Tendulakr and Shoeb Akhtar as well...

    Thanks for the replies and reppss ...
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    nice compilation bro......
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    Quote Originally Posted by rishabhd View Post
    nice compilation bro......

    Thanks buddy
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