Pakistan’s senior batsman Azhar Ali found a “new way” to get run out during the second Test match in Abu Dhabi against Australia when his belief in his shot proved to be wrong.
A rather funny situation happened during the match when Azhar Ali played the shot through slips and was sure that it will go for four and started a mid-wicket chat with Asad Shafiq. The ball, however, did not cross the boundary line and stopped just before the ropes, Mitchell Starc picked up the ball and threw it to wicketkeeper Paine.
Paine, who was aware of the whole situation, gathered the ball and removed the bails from stumps thus giving Ali a run-out. Totally unaware of the situation, Azhar Ali was shocked over the runout and looked at the umpire, who also signalled an “out” at him.