Nidahas trophy: KL Rahul becomes the first Indian to achieve this feat

Young talented batsman of India, KL Rahul becomes the first Indian batsman to be dismissed hit-wicket in Twenty20 Internationals. KL Rahul achieved the unwanted feat during the fourth T20I match of the Nidahas Trophy against Sri Lanka at R. Premadasa Stadium on Monday. However, India managed to pick up the win over Sri Lanka. Rahul went too deep in the crease to tuck the ball away but his back leg made contact with the stumps and the Indian batsman had to take the long walk back to the pavilion. Overall, Rahul is the tenth batsman to be dismissed hit-wicket in the shortest format of the game.

In ODIs, four Indian cricketers have been dismissed hit wicket. In total, ODI cricket has witnessed hit-wicket dismissals 65 times. Nayan Mongia was the first to be dismissed hit-wicket against Pakistan in 1995. Legendary spinner Anil Kumble achieved the unwelcome record in 2003 against New Zealand, while master blaster Sachin Tendulkar was dismissed hit-wicket in 2008 against Australia. India skipper Virat Kohli is the fourth in the list who was dismissed hit-wicket in 2011 against England.

On the other hand, Test cricket has seen batsmen being dismissed hit-wicket on 158 times. Former India skipper Lala Amarnath was the first Indian cricketer to be dismissed hit wicket in Test cricket. He was dismissed by West Indies' Jim Trim during the Chennai Test in 1949. Former India cricketer Mohinder Amarnath was dismissed hit wicket thrice in his 69-Test career. Kohli is the only cricketer to have achieved this unwelcome record in both Tests and ODIs.

 

 

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