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Indian batsmen dismissed hit wicket in T20Is

Only two Indian batsmen have been dismissed hit wicket in T20Is.

KL Rahul vs SL Colombo 2018

In the fourth match of the Nidahas trophy in 2018 which included India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, played at Colombo, Sri Lanka batted first and scored 152 from their 19 overs.

KusalMendis was the top 10 scorer for Sri Lanka and scored 55 runs from 38 balls at a strike rate of 144.74.

For India, Shardul Thakur took four wickets while conceding 27 runs and won the player of the match.

India chased down the target comfortably with good knocks from Manish Pandey and Suresh Raina.

KL Rahul, batting at Number 3, was earlier dismissed hit wicket off the bowling of J Mendis and became the first Indian to be dismissed in such a manner in T20 Internationals.

Harshal Patel vs NZ Kolkata 2021

Harshal Patel became the second batsman for India in T20 Internationals to be dismissed hit wicket in the third and the final match of the the T20I series between the two teams right after the 2021 T20 World Cup.

This is what the pace bowling all rounder had to say after being awarded the player of the match on his T20 International debut.

“The match did run through. When you are in the process you just get engrossed. It will sink in and it has been a great game. I couldn’t have asked for a better debut. The progress is gradual and slow. For someone like me who is not exceptionally talented, I had to build my game from ground up. I made mistakes and then found things that I can and cannot do well. It has been a great journey and has taught me many lessons which will hold me in good stead even after cricket.”

“I feel you don’t need too many variations. You just need to know what works for you and need to package it well. I couldn’t bowl those yorkers and loopy slower ones in these conditions. The yorker is a delivery I would like to use and get better at. I have seen myself fall into shiny things so many times. It is another platform for me to come, perform and show my skills. Just want to do that and enjoy whatever comes my way.”

Before being dismissed in the freak manner, Patel did his bit, scoring 18 of 11 balls.

Saksham Mishra

Justifying hours of watching sports by scribbling down a few logical lines that might just about hold your interest. Was not talented enough to make it as a professional cricketer, so the next best logical option was to enroll in a Mass Communication course, and write about sports instead. Because, what else is there to write about in this world, right?
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