In the last game of the IPL 2020 played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians, Hardik Pandya got out in a very bizarre way. During the 19th over of MI’s batting, Pandya hit the stumps his bat while trying to play a shot against Andre Russell and hence he was declared hit wicket out. He scored 18 runs and became the 11th player in the competition history to get dismissed in that fashion.
Let’s take a look at 10 other batsmen who have been dismissed the same way in IPL before.
Musavir Khote : 2008
Mumbai Indians uncapped all rounder Musavir Khote was the first batsman to fall prey to this mode of dismissal in the tournament in the opening edition of the tournament. Chasing 182, Mumbai were bundled out on 116 and Khote was the last batsman to be dismissed hit wicket by S Sreesanth. It was the same match in which Harbhajan had slapped Sreesanth on the ground.
Misbah Ul Haq : 2008
In the only season in which Pakistani players were allowed to play in IPL, Misbah Ul Haq created an unwanted record while playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Kings XI Punjab. After getting off the flier, he knocked his stumps down while facing Sreesanth and got dismissed on 22 from 8 balls as KXIP defeated RCB by 9 wickets in that match.
Swapnil Asnodkar : 2009
Rajasthan Royals batsman Swapnil Asnodkar became the third batsman to get dismissed like this in the 2nd season of IPL which was played in South Africa. Chennai Super KIngs bowler Albie Morkel dismissed him.
Ravindra Jadeja : 2012
Chennai Super Kings expensive all rounder Ravindra Jadeja was the fourth victim to this mode of getting out however, he won the player of the match award in the same match for his all round performance with both bat and ball. He scored 48 from 29 balls and picked up 5 wickets but landed up on his stumps while facing Dale Steyn to get dismissed.
Saurabh Tiwary : 2012
Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman Saurabh Tiwary was the first batsman to get out hit wicket while facing a spinner. In the same edition while facing Harbhajan Singh, he made contact with the stumps and lost his wicket. Mumbai Indians defeated the Challengers quite easily in this game.
David Warner : 2016
The 2016 season of IPL saw three hit wickets and all the victims were from Sunrisers Hyderabad team. Captain David Warner disrupted the stumps with his left foot while facing Axar Patel in a tight chase. He went after scoring a half century and his teammates ensured a victory for SRH in this game.
Deepak Hooda : 2016
The second of those three SRH batsman was Deepak Hooda who spinned back on his stumps while facing Delhi Daredevils Nathan Coulter-Nile on the score of 10. SRH failed to capitalize on the good start provided by Warner as they were convincingly defeated by Delhi.
Yuvraj Singh : 2016
Yuvraj Singh’s dismissal was quite similar to the one Hardik Pandya had yesterday. While facing Mitchell McClenaghan, he went too deep into his crease expecting a yorker and ended up hitting the stumps with his own bat. The stylish left hander was playing his 100th IPL match. However, his dismissal didn’t have any effect on the outcome of the match as SRH thumped MI by 95 runs.
Sheldon Jackson : 2017
Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Sheldon Jackson was the 9th batsman to get out hit wicket in the IPL and this incident happened when he was taking off for a single after nudging a ball bowled by Washington Sundar who was playing for Rising Pune Supergiant.
Riyan Parag : 2019
Rajasthan Royals batsman Riyan Parag was the 10th batsman to be dismissed like this. That happened with him when he was closing in to score a fine half century but ended up hitting the stumps with his bat while trying to hook a bouncer bowled by Andre Russell. However, Jofra Archer ensured the Royals win in a thrilling chase at Eden Garden that night even after Parag’s unlucky dismissal.