Video: Shoaib Malik gets run out in bizarre fashion against Bangladesh

By: News Desk      Published: 06:08 PM, 19 Nov, 2021
Video: Shoaib Malik gets run out in bizarre fashion against Bangladesh

Shoaib Malik (39) was dismissed in bizarre fashion during the first T20 between Pakistan and Bangladesh at the International Cricket stadium in Dhaka.

The veteran Pakistan batter was late in putting the bat inside the crease even as Malik would've easily reached the safe zone in time.

Malik arrived to bat at a time when Pakistan were in desperate need of a partnership in the 128-run chase, having lost three wickets on merely 23.

With an attempt to get a single towards third-man, Malik placed a length ball with a soft shot but couldn't get his timing, with the ball finding a bottom edge and bouncing back to the wicketkeeper. 

Seemingly unaware that he was outside the crease, Malik shadow-played putting the bat in the third man's direction. Nurul Hasan, the wicketkeeper, seized the opportunity and aimed a direct hit to run Malik out.

Chairman PCB Ramiz Raja said, "Pak vs Ban was a tough pitch to chase, and Pakistan’s batting got tested today. Lot easier to see off tough moments when you have wins behind you. Confidence is a great friend to have but it befriends you only if you are winning! Good job Pakistan."