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Azhar Ali was run out after mistakenly thinking he had hit a four.

Azhar Ali ran out in truly ridiculous fashion during Pakistan vs Australia

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Azhar Ali was run out in spectacular fashion on day three of the second Test between Pakistan and Australia in Abu Dhabi.

Azhar struck a Peter Siddle delivery towards the boundary rope and assumed the ball had gone over for four runs.

One thing is for sure, it's never safe to just assume in cricket, especially when your wicket is on the line.

After stroking the ball away to the boundary, or so he had thought, he started chatting to Asad Shafiq in the middle, but, while the pair were talking, the ball stopped short of the boundary.

This allowed Mitchell Starc, who was chasing it down, to throw it back to Tim Paine who knocked off the bails, much to the bemusement of the Pakistani duo, who were still busy chatting in the middle of the wicket.

Azhar was out for 64, the fourth wicket to fall in Pakistan’s second innings.

The International Cricket Council’s own Twitter account described the dismissal as “bizarre” and comes a day after an equally strange run-out in the Australian innings on Thursday.

You can watch the crazy dismissal in the video below.

There is absolutely no surprise that the video is going viral, with over 1.4k retweets, and 1.9k likes.

Marnus Labuschagne stood out of his crease with his bat raised as a Starc shot rolled down the pitch and was nudged onto his stumps by Yasir Shah.

With a lot of cricket talk in recent months been about controversy and ball-tampering, it seems like baffling dismissals are the new talk of the town.

This is certainly one wicket Azhar will never forget, especially because it was all his own fault.

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