Hit wickets are the most unfortunate way a batsman can be dismissed. A batsman can be hit wicket if any part of helmet, bat or person body part touches the wickets. Mark Chapman was dismissed by hit wicket when the ball hit the helmet and went into stumps during the T20 match between Australia and New Zealand in the T20I tri-series during 2018.
In the cricketing history there have been dismissals but here we look at the 10 most shocking hit wickets in international cricket.
The first incident happened when Brett Lee bowled a real fast bowl and hit the helmet of Adam Parore of New Zealand in the 3rd ODI during 2000 series. Adam Parore was given hit wicket by the umpire.
Shaun Tait hit the ribs of AB de Villiers and the South African player smashes the bat into the stumps during the T20 match between South Africa and Australia at MCG. Chasing 183, South Africa lost AB de Villiers with hit wicket for 0.
Shaminda Eragana hit the wickets with his bat trying to hit a big shot from Chris Jordan during the test match between England and Sri Lanka played at Lords, London.
Kevin Pietersen was bounced by a bouncer from Dwayne Bravo and the helmet fell on the stumps during the test match between England and West Indies.
Kumar Sangakkara was hit wicket while hitting a shot and the bat slipped out of the hand while facing RP Singh in the 2009 Compaq Cup.
West Indies wicketkeeper Ridley Jacobs tried to cut the ball during an ODI match against Zimbabwe at Gabba and Jacobs slipped, touched wicket and was given out while chasing 241.
Pakistan Ahmed Shehzad was hit by a bouncer from Corey Anderson and the bat smashed into stumps during the test match between Pakistan and New Zealand at Abu Dhabi. At that time, Shehzad was 176.
Luke Ronchi was hit wicket by Nikita Miller during an ODI match between New Zealand and West Indies. Ronchi hit a sweep shot and the foot slipped on to the wickets. At that moment New Zealand were 125 for 7.
Kris Srikanth armed the ball and hit the wickets with his bat but no Australian player noticed during the match between India and Australia.
Pakistan Inzamam UL Haq was hit wicket during the test match between England and Pakistan. Monty Panesar bowled the delivery and Inzamam UL Haq tried to hit a shot, lost his balance, hit wicket himself on stumps.