I’ve always been a huge cricket fan, mostly because of outstanding Indian players like Kapil Dev, Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni and more. Because everyone in India played cricket as a child, this sport has a huge following.
With friends and family, cricket provides the ideal opportunity to relax while experiencing the thrilling emotions of the game. Whether it’s the World Cup, a T20I, One day or a Test Cricket match, people gather, order some pizza, and watch the game together. Indians are incomparably obsessed with cricket.
This brings me to my question, Can batsmen in cricket take four runs as singles? The answer is yes in a cricket match, it is possible to score 4 runs by running.
Here are some things a Hard-core cricket fan must know:
- A batsman cannot get five runs by merely running. He can only perform a total of four runs while running. According to Law 18 of cricket, a run is considered completed when two batsmen run to each other’s ends of the pitch, and the batsman who actually played the shot is given credit for the run.
- The ball is deemed dead after a four or six is scored by running, and no further runs are permitted. Furthermore, runs that are made before the ball is hit for a four or a six do not count. An overthrow is an exception to this rule.
- The most a batsman can score off one delivery is eight runs. In November 2008, Australian player Andrew Symonds faced Iain O’Brien of New Zealand and scored eight runs.
- The record for the most runs scored off of one ball is 286 runs. In an Australian First Class match from way back in 1894, Victoria and Western Australia were the opponents.
- If the ball hits a fielder’s helmet while it is on the field but not being worn, the batting team is assessed five penalty runs (e.g. when temporarily taken off and on the field behind the wicket-keeper).
- The record for the most runs scored in cricket history is held by Sachin Tendulkar (34357).
- Yes, the batsmen will both be run out. An injured batsman is permitted to continue playing, but he must use a replacement batsman as his runner. They are both run out if either the batsman or his runner is out. They are both out if he is bowled.
- Run out is not considered a wicket by the bowler because the batsman fails to make it to the crease before the ball reaches the wicketkeeper despite hitting the ball and attempting to run after it. As a result, the umpire declares a runout after the wicketkeeper touches the stumps.
- Currently, there is no way to dismiss two batsmen with the same ball. In accordance with the current set of regulations governing the game, only one batsman can be dismissed at once. However, a lot of ex-players are pushing to change this rule because there are times when two batsmen can be dismissed during a game.
So, these were some of the interesting facts about Cricket. If you know more, do comment.