Jake Weatherald follows the example of Steve Smith, who was also dismissed hit-wicket recently.
Hit-wicket dismissals are not new to the game of cricket. Many a times, a batsman knocks off the bails with his bat, foot, or even headgear while trying playing and has to depart. However, what happened with Australian batsman.
Weatherald during a practice match can be counted as one of the most bizarre dismissals in cricket. During the match between NPS and Victoria, Weatherald went for the front-foot drive only to edge the ball back to his pads but what transpired then left the batsman embarrassed.
The left-handed batsman could not keep a grip on his bat as it slipped out of his hand, flew above his head and landed on top of the leg stump, knocking the bails off.
In a video uploaded by Cricket Australia’s official Twitter handle, Weatherald could be seen standing in disbelief after the comical dismissal.
Oh dear… Have a look at Jake Weatherald's bizarre dismissal in yesterday's practice match between the NPS and Victoria 😂🤦♂️ pic.twitter.com/9SujCT64gz
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) September 4, 2018
Replying to the tweet, the official handle of NSW Cricket Club also uploaded a video of another batsman who could have also been dismissed in the same manner.