Chennai Super Kings miss two run-outs off one ball


“Play it a hundred times and you won’t stop laughing,” said Harsha Bhogle on air when he saw one of the most bizarre passages of play. How did MS Dhoni have that usual expressionless look when his fielders made a hilarious error? Dwayne Smith of the Deccan Chargers, placed one through the off-side off Shadab Jakati in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2009 match. Smith went for one and charged for the second. But, Jakati made a mess of the incoming throw as it went through his hands and towards deep mid-wicket. A comedy of errors ensued! Smith ran, his partner responded but stopped; leaving him stranded in the middle. S Badrinath threw it from the deep, but Jakati fumbled again as the ball hit him and went a bit into the outfield. Smith tried to charge back and Jakati could still throw it back and get him out. But, Lady luck was on Smith’s side and Badrinath, the man on the stumps, missed it!