Team India’s dashing right-handed batsman KL Rahul became the first Indian batsman to be dismissed hit wicket in Twenty20 Internationals. Rahul achieved the unwanted feat during the fourth T20I match of the Nidahas Trophy against Sri Lanka at R. Premadasa Stadium on Monday.
Rahul went too deep in the crease to tuck the ball away but his back leg made contact with the stumps and the Indian batsman had to take the long walk back to the pavilion. Overall, Rahul is the tenth batsman to be dismissed hit wicket in the shortest format of the game.
In ODIs, four Indian cricketers have been dismissed hit wicket. In total, ODI cricket has witnessed hit wicket dismissals 65 times. On the other hand, Test cricket has seen batsmen being dismissed hit wicket on 158 occasions.
Kohli is the only cricketer to have achieved this unwelcome record in both Tests and ODIs.