Sunil Ambris’ Test career has just gone from being weird to weirder as he found himself being dismissed off an identical hit wicket for a second time in three innings. It was during the second Test and the Kiwi players couldn’t hide their laughter as the newbie remained shell-shocked.
Only a week has passed since Ambris became the first player in cricket’s history to get out hit wicket for a golden duck on his Test debut against New Zealand. He was facing Neil Wagner at Basin Reserve in Wellington when the debutant stepped on his stumps while playing the ball.
If his feat seemed unachievable to some, the Windies batsman has now put it beyond doubt by getting dismissed in identical fashion in the very next Test match. This time the 24-year-old was batting against Trent Boult at Seddon Park in Hamilton. Boult bowled a short ball that Ambris knocked onto the leg side and the shot’s execution pushed the right-handed batsman back with his right foot colliding with the stumps. The stump mic gave out that excruciating sound of bails ball over again.
Trent Boult, who realised the dismissal a few seconds later, couldn’t hide his laughter and nodded his head in disbelief, while other Kiwi players could be heard laughing out loud as they approached the bowler. The commentator said, “Again, again! He has done it again. He is dumbfounded. Something to work on.”
The batsman was rightly left shell-shocked as he stood