Twitter reactions on Azhar Ali’s run-out vs Australia: The Pakistani batsman’s dismissal is likely to go down as one of the funniest ones ever.
During the third day of the second Test of the ongoing Australia’s tour of UAE at Abu Dhabi, Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali ran himself out in the most outlandish possible way. The dismissal is highly likely to go down as one of the funniest that has been made on a cricket field ever.
It happened on the third delivery of the 53rd over when Ali edged a Peter Siddle delivery past the gully fielder. Assuming that the ball would go for a boundary, Ali and his partner Asad Shafiq stopped mid-way for a chat.
Completely unaware of what had been happening on the ground, the duo didn’t bother to see around that Australia spearhead Mitchell Starc had thrown the ball back to wicket-keeper Tim Paine, who dislodged the bails without a hesitation of doubt.
After the Australians started to celebrate, Ali was in utter disbelief of what had happened around and with him. Ali eventually had to take the long walk back to the pavilion in a state of shock. He ended up scoring 64 (141) with the help of four fours.
Earlier, Paine had stumped Haris Sohail (17) on the bowling of Australia’s premier off-spinner in Nathan Lyon. At the time of writing this article, Pakistan has built a lead of 333 runs with six wickets in hand. With more than eight sessions remaining in the match, a certain result is on the cards with Pakistan in the driver’s position at the moment.
Watch the full video of the run-out:
— Mohsin Kamal (@MohsinKamal64) October 18, 2018
Ali’s dramatic run-out saw him alluring a plethora of surprised reactions on social media platform Twitter. Read them below:
— Sunil Awasthi (@sa9321) October 18, 2018
— Sunil Awasthi (@sa9321) October 18, 2018
— Asad J Khan (PwC) (@AsadJKhan2) October 18, 2018
Come on.. Stop blaming Aus for not withdrawing the run out appeal? I mean why should They?
Azhar Ali got out coz of his stupidity & lack of awareness…Plain and simple. #PAKvAUS
— Aarohi Shergil (@AarohiShergil) October 18, 2018
— Nawaz Shareef Umrani (@inawaazshareef) October 18, 2018
This Azhar Ali run out is the best thing I’ve ever seen
— Wolf Of Lords (@lordswolf14) October 18, 2018
Azhar trolling the spectators.😂 Dumb & dusted! #AzharAli 🏏
— Saeed Khan (@saeedkhan054) October 18, 2018
Once a duffer is always remain duffer. These stupids wants to write their Name under all stupid heads.. King of duffers was inzi… Shameful Azhar Ali run out.
— Atif Jawad (@atifjawad) October 18, 2018
When was the last time you saw something has ridiculous as this? Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq have made history. https://t.co/dobiA26K0p
— cricketnext (@cricketnext) October 18, 2018
That run out is one for the ages… Azhar Ali has just raised the bar for his fellow batsmen to an unprecedented level…
p.s – Coach Mickey Arthur’s reaction… 😂
— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) October 18, 2018
OUT! Wow. Azhar Ali has just outdone Marnus Labuschagne. He’s stopped running in the middle of the pitch because he thought it was a boundary. It was not. https://t.co/PmScvw098C #PakvAus pic.twitter.com/V6yktYLXeZ
— FOX SPORTS Cricket (@FoxCricket) October 18, 2018
Unbelievable run out in Abu Dhabi. Pakistan batsmen think ball had gone for four. It hadn’t and Azhar Ali is run out while chatting to his partner in the middle of the pitch!
— John Etheridge (@JohnSunCricket) October 18, 2018
Pakistan’s Azhar Ali “Ian Bell” Moment !!! I remember they recalled Ian Bell https://t.co/LMmcuG0qlm
— Gohar Hasan (@Goharhasan) October 18, 2018
Oh dear. Pakistan’s batsmen assume the ball has gone to the boundary at third man, Starc fires back a return after it stops a few inches from the rope, and Paine whips off the bails with Azhar Ali conversing with Asad Shafiq in mid-pitch. Bizarre #PakvAus
— Daniel Brettig (@danbrettig) October 18, 2018
“We’ll get Marnus and Azhar Ali to star in a movie – Dumb and Dumber.”
Gold from AB!!! @FoxCricket
— Neroli Meadows (@Neroli_M_FOX) October 18, 2018
The list of insanely ridiculous run outs of Pakistani batsmen is long but Azhar Ali has just turned in an all time top five entry.
— Ahmer Naqvi (@karachikhatmal) October 18, 2018
— Kashmir Sports Watch (@Ksportswatch) October 18, 2018
Without question the greatest Run out of all time !!!! https://t.co/PDGpXMAtkb
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) October 18, 2018