5 famous batters whose international careers ended with a run-out

MS Dhoni and Mohammad Kaif

Getting run-out in any cricket match is a disappointing thing because even the well-set batter can lose his wicket via run-out if his partner makes a mistake. Run-outs are more frequent in the death overs because either the lower-order batter aims to take a risky run to get the main batter on strike and loses his wicket or the batters try to steal a run via byes or leg-byes just to add to the total and get run-out.

Sometimes excellent fielding results in unbelievable run-outs, while misunderstanding between partners is also one of the prime reasons behind run-outs. There have been some great batters whose international careers ended with a run-out. Here's a list of such five batters.

1. Ed Joyce

Former England and Ireland batter Ed Joyce played his last international match against Pakistan in 2018. It was a historic Test for Ireland. Experienced batter Joyce scored four runs in the first innings and managed 43 in the second innings. He got run out in the second innings, with Faheem Ashraf being the fielder.

2. MS Dhoni

Former Indian captain MS Dhoni played his last international game versus New Zealand during the 2019 Cricket World Cup. It was the semifinal, and Dhoni got run out at a very crucial moment. Martin Guptill executed the direct hit and broke a billion hearts.

3. Brian Lara

Another great player who played his last match in Cricket World Cup and got run out in last match was Brian Lara. The Caribbean legend was run out by Kevin Pietersen in a Super 8 match during the 2007 Cricket World Cup. He scored 18 runs in that game.

4. Mohammad Kaif

Former Indian batter Mohammad Kaif played his last international game in 2006. He played for India in an away ODI against South Africa but got run out after scoring ten runs. Loots Bosman and Shaun Pollock were the fielders involved.

5. Javed Miandad

One of the greatest Pakistani players Javed Miandad played his last match in 1996 World Cup against India. The Men in Blue won that match by 39 runs. Miandad got run out after scoring 38 runs off 64 deliveries.

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