There is no denying the fact that batting isn’t as easy at it looks and as a result, any batsman who does well at the highest level earns an immense of respect in the eyes of the cricket fraternity. However, there at times when a batsman is equally criticized for putting up a poor show on display, especially when he gets out for a duck.
However, not every time it happens that a batsman gets out on a duck being unlucky. However, no batsman likes to go back to the pavilion without troubling the scorers and always aims to open his account while batting. However, this is not the case every time any batsman takes the guard.
At times, a batsman gets out to the first delivery that he faces, scoring an undesirable golden duck. However, there is another situation which he more disheartening than a golden duck to score a diamond duck, a scenario where a batsman is ruled out without even facing a single ball. There have been certain instances when players have faced such a situation in their careers.
Here, we take a look at three veteran Indian batsmen who have scored diamond ducks in their careers:
#3 Navjot Singh Sidhu
Bangladesh hosted a Tri-series in 1998 as Silver Jubilee Independence Cup involving the neighboring countries India and Pakistan. In the inaugural match of the tournament, India was facing the hosts at Dhaka when a unique thing occurred during India’s chase. While chasing a target of 191, Team India lost their opening batsman, Nvajot Singh Sidhu in the opening over of the game.
Sidhu’s dismissal was a result of the bad communication between Sidhu and his opening partner Sourav Ganguly which resulted in Sidhu getting run-out without even facing a single ball. However, a skipper’s knock from M Azharuddin(84) and a half-century from Sachin Tendulkar ensured that India going past the winning line with 4 wickets in hand.