Andre Russell was fired in bizarre run in Bangladesh Premier League | Photo credit: Screengrab
- Andre Russell was eliminated in one of the most bizarre ways in the Bangladesh Premier League match
- The ball had bounced off the stumps at the other end and hit the wickets at the non-striker’s end finding Russell short
- The Khulna Tigers started their BPL campaign with a 5 wicket win over Minister Group Dhaka
‘The last thing the team wants is a run-out’ – this sentence has been heard a thousand times by commentators as the ejection mode is the result of the confusion between the two players in the middle and the players, the team was shocked when that happens. However, one of the strangest run-outs ever occurred in the second game of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) when the batters had survived the confusion but couldn’t survive the bizarre geometric turn the ball had taken. It was so strange that even the batter had a wry smile on his face as he walked back to the pavilion.
Andre Russell, handyman of the West Indies and Minister Group Dhaka, had just sent a delivery from Thisara Perera, handyman of the Khulna Tigers, for a six and seemed in dangerous contact. On the next ball, he played a control shot to the third short man and was unsure about taking a single, however, Dhaka team captain Mahmudullah on the other side called for a run. Winger Mahedi Hasan hit the stumps at the striker’s end, but Mahmudullah was on the inside.
But in a strange turn of events, the ball bounced and went straight to hit the stumps at the end of the non-striker and Russell, who in his wildest dreams would never have thought the ball would somehow get there, was casually running. while looking at his partner and eventually, he failed to reach the fold and the Tigers got a big breakthrough. As strange as it may be, the firing even brought a smile to Russell’s face as he couldn’t believe what had just happened.
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The Tigers ultimately emerged triumphant in the game thanks to Rony Talukkar’s 61 points of just 42 balls, after which Perera finished with a 36 * rapid-fire cameo out of just 18 as they chased 184 points with an over to spare and opened their campaign with a victory.