Watch: Batsman forgets he has a runner, ends up getting run out
New Delhi : In a Sheffield Shield match between Victoria and New South Wales at Drummoyne Oval, Steve O' Keefe left many in splits after he forgot that he has been assigned a runner.
The 34-year-old came to the crease with Nick Larkin as his runner. Unfortunately, he completely skipped the fact and ended up losing his wicket in a bizarre manner.
O' Keefe played his first ball from Scott Boland towards mid-on, calling Peter Nevill at the non-striker's end for a single. Nevill obliged, but O' Keefe and his runner Nick Larkin both ran to complete the single.
As Jon Holland dived to stop the ball, Nevill had safely made his ground.
In a weird turn of events, both Larkin and O' Keefe ran for the single and ended up at the bowler's end. Realising blunder, O' Keefe tried hard to run back and get back into the crease but it was too late till then. Watch hilarious runout below:
Nevill's unbeaten 33 helped lift NSW above Victoria's first-innings 106 as O'Keefe's run out brought the innings to a slightly premature end.
The International Cricket Council(ICC) outlawed runners in international cricket in October 2011.