Where to start…
Rival captains Virat Kohli and Matthew Wade combined for one of cricket’s more bizarre dismissals in the second T20 at the SCG tonight.
Wade – captaining Australia for an injured Aaron Finch – was absolutely flying at the top of the order, belting a rapid 58 before floating a leading edge in Kohli’s direction.
Wade gets Aussies off to flyer
But for the second straight match Kohli – one of the safer pair of hands in world cricket – spilled a sitter as he juggled unsuccessfully.
If Wade and batting partner Steve Smith had just run through normally, they would have easily completed a single.
But Wade, assuming Kohli would snare the easy grab, was instead staring mid-pitch at his bat, wondering where it had all gone wrong.
An embarrassed Kohli remained alert to the run out opportunity and as a confused Wade eventually woke up to the situation, KL Rahul whipped off his bails.
Wade glared back at Smith – who was overlooked for the captaincy – but only had himself to blame.
“That’s not international cricket of the highest quality,” Adam Gilchrist said on Fox Cricket.
Virat drops a soda
“Complete confusion from the batsmen.
‘Roll the Benny Hill music over the top of that.”
Fellow commentator Mark Waugh summed it up as “under-10s stuff.”