Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday became the third Indian batsman to be out 'hit-wicket' in one day cricket. The master blaster, whose dismissals are often a subject of discussion, was at it once again while playing a Brett Lee delivery in the tri-series opener against Australia.
Just when he was looking good, Tendulkar played a defensive shot and while setting off for a run he ended up tickling the stumps with his foot. The Mumbai batsman, dismissed in this manner for the first time in his ODI career, joined compatriots Nayan Mongia and Anil Kumble who also had this dubious distinction in this version of the game.
Mongia was out off Wasim Akram (Pakistan) at Sharjah on April 7, 1995, while Kumble fell to Andrew Adams (NZ) at Wellington on 8.1.2003.
Apart from Tendulkar, two other members of the 10,000 ODI run club -- Inzamam-ul-Haq (Pakistan) and Brian Lara (West Indies) -- were also dismissed 'hit wicket' once each. Tendulkar's mode of dismissals in Tests and ODIs are: