Alex Ross, who is currently playing for the Brisbane Heat in the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL) was given out obstructing the field against Hobart Hurricanes on Wednesday (10th January).
Till date, only 8 cricketers in the history of top-level international Cricket have been dismissed in this manner.
The bizarre incident took place during the 17th over of Heat’s chase. Ross already struck two boundaries off Tymal Mills and on the last ball of that over slogged a shortish delivery to deep mid-wicket and ran hard. As he was coming back for the second run, he saw that the throw was coming at his end and he started to change his direction (while running). He ran in the way of the throw and the ball deflected off his bat onto the stumps.
Though he was comfortably in, because he changed his direction while going back for the second run, the third umpire (who took several looks at the replay) gave marching orders to Ross. Heat’s skipper Brendon McCullum and coach Daniel Vettori were seen having a lengthy conversation with the third umpire.
Ross’ dismissal was a huge blow to the Heat as they fell short of Hurricanes’ total of 178 by 3 runs.
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— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) January 10, 2018