Misbah-ul-Haq demonstrated a novel escape strategy in the opening Test of the 2007 Test series between India and Pakistan. Misbah-ul-Haq was at the crease for more than 200 balls due to the Indian bowling staff's ability to restrict the opposition hitters. Despite this, he called his teammate for a single when he was batting with a score of 82 after playing a shot on the off-side. To avoid Dinesh Karthik's toss from the deep as he approached the crease at the other end, he leaped. He had no idea that the throw would result in a direct hit and cause him to be bizarrely run out.
2. Alastair Cook
Alastair Cook was experiencing one of his career's most extended purple patches during the 2012 England-India Test series. He not only displayed some individual brilliance but also guided England to a Test series victory under trying circumstances. Cook, batting with a score of 190, still suffered one of the strangest run-outs in history at the same time. Cook ran off from the other end in pursuit of a single when Kevin Pietersen flipped Zaheer Khan to the leg side, but Pietersen sent him back. When the ball was about to reach the wickets at the non-end, striker's Kohli quickly snatched it and released it. Cook, was conveniently positioned near the crease, elevated his bat to allow the ball to pass and subsequently ran himself out.
3. Allan Donald
At Edgbaston, during South Africa and Australia's semi-final match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 1999, one of the most tragic and well-known run-outs occurred. Lance Klusener wanted a single on the fourth ball after hitting the first two for boundaries. Allan Donald, his partner, did not answer the call since he was preoccupied watching the ball. He rushed to the batting end after taking off late. As Australia advanced to the World Cup final and ultimately won the competition, Adam Gilchrist removed the bails.
4. Azhar Ali
Pakistan appeared to be in good shape again in the second Test after winning the first. Azhar Ali was smashing the ball well in the second innings. The entire planet was horrified after a brain-freeze moment, though. Ali moved towards the non-striker end after Peter Siddle gave him a hefty edge into the third-man area, believing the ball had crossed the boundary. Before Mitchell Starc delivered the ball to captain Tim Paine, who removed the bails, the ball had already halted just inside the boundary.
5. Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag's run-out against Sri Lanka in Visakhapatnam, 2007, would likely rank high on a list of the most careless run-outs in cricket history. Sehwag desired a single after playing a cut-shot. He sprinted across the 22 yards but didn't step inside the crease. An attractive knock of 46 runs comes to an end.
6. AB de Villiers
The worst way possible to dismiss AB de Villiers in a game between South Africa and Zimbabwe that was played at the Harare Sports Cub. While batting with a score of 1, De Villiers faced Prosper Utseya. The batsman attempted to push Richmond Mutumbami, the keeper, with a ball that Utseya bowled down the leg-side. De Villiers searched for a single as soon as the ball was given to him. He didn't realize that the ball had not passed the keeper, who complied by removing the bails, nonetheless. Everyone, including his teammates, was more startled than offended when De Villiers left the field and was dissatisfied with himself.
7. Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting, the Australian captain, suffered one of the toughest runs-outs in the history of the sport during the illustrious 2005 Ashes series: by the 12th man. When the event occurred, Australia was still 104 runs behind when they were invited to follow on. Damien Martyn used gentle hands when he played Andrew Flintoff and sprinted for a single. Ponting was on his way to the batting end when Ponting was caught short of the crease by replacement fielder Gary Pratt, who knocked the stumps. The story was not over yet. Ponting gave the England team and their support personnel a mouthful as he returned to the pavilion while muttering to himself, till, he arrived at the Australian camp. He was upset because there weren't good justifications given for using a backup outfield in such a crucial game. Ponting brought up that matter before the actual series began.
8. Adam Zampa
In a Big Bash League match that he would not want to replay, Adam Zampa imposed a run-out on the Melbourne Stars and Melbourne Renegades. Zampa's full toss to Dwayne Bravo struck Peter Nevill's bat after bouncing off the bowler's nose and striking the stumps. Zampa, fortunately, avoided serious harm, but Nevill had to return to the pavilion.
Inzamam-ul-Haq, a former Pakistani captain, is renowned for his batting skills and appalling running between the wickets. One of his dismissals against England in the second Test at Faisalabad served as a good example of it. Inzamam caused his demise by abandoning the field after playing a defensive stroke to Steven Harmison. Inzamam, who was batting on over 100, was sent back to the changing room after Harmison's direct throw at the stumps was given out by the umpires.
10. Jacques Kallis
The legendary South African all-rounder was caught once while attempting to come back for a second run to bring up his tonne against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, a run that not even Usain Bolt would have been able to complete. The great South African all-rounder is typically ice cool when out in the middle.