Getting out hit-wicket is not a very common phenomenon in cricket but the ninth season of Indian Premier League (IPL) has already witnessed three hit-wicket dismissals so far in the tournament. What is even more surprising is the fact that all the batsmen involved were from the same team- Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). Talking about this kind of dismissal, while there have been bizarre ways of getting out, there also have been very subtle dismissals. Sachin Tendulkar, undoubtedly one of the legends of the game, also had his share of experience of this unlucky manner of getting out while his ardent follower and iconic modern day cricketer Virat Kohli is also no exception. VIDEO: Virat Kohli calls AB de Villiers ‘a freak’!

Kohli and Tendulkar are often compared, looking at the earlier’s achievements at a very young age. Though there is a lot of difference in the two players’ approach towards the game, both the players are praised not only because of their achievements but also for the flawless technique with which they play cricket. Though KOhli has many times come out to say that he does not like this comparison between him and his idol whom he later on got to play cricket with, here is yet another uncanny similarity between the both.

Here are two dismissals, one of Tedulkar and the other of Kohli, as they get hit wicket. It is always a great moment for the bowlers to get these two batsmen out but these are two instances where the two players remained unlucky enough to gift their respective wickets to their oponents.

In the first video, Tendulkar plays Brett Lee at Gabba in a One-Day International (ODI). India were already struggling at 26 for 1 and as Tendulkar runs to take a single after playing the ball to leg-side, an elated Brett Lee starts celebrating because Tendulkar had removed the bails as his boots hit the stumps. Here is the video:

Later on, during an ODI against England, Virat Kohli almost imitated the dismissal, facing Graeme Swann after scoring a commendable 107 at Cardiff. Here is the video:

The two incidents look so identical that the followers of cricket cannot help but draw comparison of the two cricketers’ batting style.