Getting out is a batsman’s worst nightmare. You cannot avoid being on this list of batters with the highest number of run-out dismissals if you have been playing in the international arena for a while and are responsible for stealing runs from top-notch fielders. Let us look at cricketers who got run out the most significant number of times.
1. Rahul Dravid
One of the best players to have represented team India is the iconic Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid, affectionately known as “the Wall” of the Indian cricket team. The batsman with the most run-outs across all formats of international cricket is Rahul Dravid, who has faced more than 30,000 deliveries in Test cricket. He has been run 53 times in total. It includes 40 run-outs in ODIs and 13 in test cricket.
2. Mahela Jayawardene
Mahela Jayawardene is a legendary Sri Lankan cricketer and is regarded as one of the best. He is 15 ODIs behind Indias’ famous player Sachin Tendulkar for second-most experience among players. Out of the 448 ODI matches for his nation, Mahela batted in 418 of them. Mahela scored 12650 runs while batting fourth and had a 33.38 batting average. Runouts resulted in 39 of his dismissals.
3. Marvan Atapattu
In the ODI format of the game, Marvan Atapattu is the cricketer who has got run-out most frequently. The Sri Lankan opener got run out 41 times in his career in one-day internationals. He has played 268 matches and batted in 259 innings, totaling 8529 runs.
4. Ricky Ponting
Ricky Thomas Ponting, AO (born December 19, 1974) is a former Australian cricketer and coach. Ponting captained the Australian national team during its “golden era,” from 2004 to 2011, in Test cricket, and from 2002 to 2011, in One Day Internationals (ODIs). He is the most successful captain in international cricket history. Ponting has 220 victories in 324 matches and a winning percentage of 67.91%. Out of the total of 47 times he got run out, 31 came in ODIs, 15 in Test cricket, and 1 in t20I.
One of the best cricket players to ever represent Pakistan is Inzamam-Ul-Haq. He batted in 350 innings throughout his 378 ODI appearances, scoring 11739 runs. The Pakistani cricketer is well renowned for his unwillingness to run between the wickets, in addition to his excellent cricketing abilities. In the 40 ODIs he played, he got run out 40 times.
6. Wasim Akram
Wasim Akram, a legendary cricketer from Pakistan who has played 280 innings for his country’s side, was run out 38 times during those innings. Out of the total of 45 times, he got run out, 38 came in ODIs, and 7 in Test cricket.
7. Mohammed Yousuf
When Yousuf is at his best, watching him bat is a strangely serene experience, especially when contrasted with the typical pandemonium of a Pakistan batting order. His backlift is dangerously high, so every shot he takes is a late, leisurely, but a lovely one. Out of the total of 44 times, he got run out, 38 came in ODIs, and 6 in Test cricket.
8. Sachin Tendulkar
Former Indian cricketer Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar led his country's squad internationally. He is one of cricket's all-time great batters. With more than 18000 runs and 15000 runs, he has the most runs ever scored in ODI and Test Format. Out of the total of 43 times, he got run out, 34 came in ODIs, and 9 in Test cricket.
9. Allan Border
Allan Robert Border is a former international cricketer and Australian cricket commentator. Border, a batsman, was the Australian captain for many years. His playing alias was “A.B.” He played 156 Tests in his career, a record only broken by fellow Australian Steve Waugh. Out of the total of 40 times, he got run out, 28 came in ODIs, and 12 in Test cricket.
10. Mohammed Azharuddin
Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin may have a tarnished reputation due to his alleged involvement in the match-fixing scandal in 2000. But, since his debut in the 1984-85 series against England, he has been a primary force for India internationally for the past 15 years. Out of the total of 39 times, he got run out, 32 came in ODIs, and 7 in Test cricket.