In a cricket game, a hit-wicket is perhaps the most humiliating way to conclude your innings. It is an embarrassing form of dismissal. Law 35 of the Laws of Cricket governs this type of dismissal. If the striker’s wicket is laid down by his bat or person after the bowler has begun his delivery stride and the ball is still in play, he is out “hit wicket.” This might happen as the striker is prepared to receive or receiving delivery, or while he is running for the first time after playing the delivery. A batsman is out hit-wicket in basic terms if he knocks the bails off the stumps or uproots the stumps while attempting to strike the ball or take off for a run.
After caught, bowled, leg before wicket, run out, and stumped, this is the sixth most prevalent manner of dismissal. It is far less common than any of the five traditional techniques, but far more common than the other four (timed out, blocking the field, retiring out, and hitting the ball twice), which are exceedingly uncommon.
It’s one of the game’s fundamentals that we risk upsetting the stumps if we move too far into the crease. Despite the fact that batsmen have taken risks in order to develop new strokes, the tides have occasionally shifted in their favor.
Here are some Indian cricketers who have been Hit Wicket and got dismissed:
During the first Test against England in Rajkot, Virat Kohli became the 20th Indian player to be dismissed in this fashion. Virat was also out hit-wicket in a One-Day International against England in Cardiff in 2011 off the bowling of Graeme Swann after scoring 107. This is only the second time an Indian batsman has been dismissed in this manner in both Tests and ODIs. The only other person who has met this fate is Nayan Mongia. Kohli seemed in good form on day four of the first Test against England in Rajkot, hitting several clean boundaries in his 40-ball performance before his back leg hit the stumps and dislodged a bail while trying to pull a delivery from leg-spinner Adil Rashid.
Not once, but three times, Mohinder Amarnath was dismissed in this manner. He is well recognized for being Man of the Match in the 1983 World Cup semi-final and final, which India won after overcoming the famous West Indies at Lord’s. Amarnath was dismissed hit-wicket in the second Test match of India’s 1978 tour of Pakistan when he was batting on 20. The next year, India hosted Australia, and the right-hander got hit-wicket while he was on 2 during the 6th and last Test match. Against Pakistan in 1984, Mohinder met with the same fate in Faisalabad, this time because of an Azeem Hafeez delivery.
VVS Laxman will go down in Indian cricket history as a unique batsman. We prefer to associate this world-class player with his 281-run century in the famous Kolkata Test in 2001, but he is much more than that. Laxman hit a spectacular century in the 4th Test match at St. John’s, Antigua when the 5-match series was locked at 1-1 during India’s visit to the West Indies in 2002. When the Hyderabadi batsman was batting on 130 runs, he misjudged the sticks while facing Merv Dillon and walked back to the pavilion.
Vengsarkar made his international cricket debut as an opening batsman against New Zealand in Auckland in 1975–76. Later in his career, he frequently batted at No. 3 or No. 4. Dilip Vengsarkar was a great batsman during his time. The right-hander who batted at number 3, has the capability to take on even the most ferocious of bowling assaults. Vengsarkar toured Australia early in his career in 1977, and it was in the first Test match in Brisbane when he was out hit-wicket by a Jeff Thompson ball.
Vijay Manjrekar made his Test debut against England in Kolkata in 1951, and he demonstrated his value in the third match of his career, a famous 133 at Leeds during their tour of England in 1952. Vijay scored 3208 runs at an average of 39.12 in 55 Test matches, including seven hundreds. He struck an unbeaten 102 in his last Test innings against New Zealand in Chennai, which is an uncommon accomplishment. During his first-class career, he played for Andhra Pradesh, Bengal, Maharashtra, Mumbai, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh. He was an excellent ball cutter and hooker. He is Sanjay Manjrekar’s father.