5 batsmen who got run out most number of times in ODIs

Mohammad Yousuf was not a poor runner at all
S Samaddar

Among the more well-known dismissals in cricket, the runout is perhaps one of those that is eminently avoidable and more often than not, it is a bit embarrassing for the batsman who gets out that way. However, it is also important to point out that the clamour for quick singles is far more pronounced in case of ODIs than it is when it comes to Test cricket.

Some batsmen became a bit infamous for being run out quite frequently and for a few of them it reached chronic proportions. Many of them may not have been particularly slow runners but they often failed to judge when to run or their communication with their partners was all over the place.

Be that as it may, here is a look at 5 batsmen who got run the highest number of times in the history of ODI cricket.

#5 Mohammad Yousuf - 38

Now, no one quite conjures up the image of former Pakistan star Mohammad Yousuf when he thinks of run outs but the middle-order batsman was run out as many as 38 times in his ODI career. The figure makes him the 5th most dismissed batsman by way of run outs in the history of ODI cricket.

Was he a poor runner? Not at all and in fact, he was famed for taking singles during the quiet middle overs of an ODI.

However, the fact that he often batted during the slog overs perhaps made it impossible for him to avoid risky singles. He played in 288 ODIs in a career spanning around 12 years (1998-2010) and his run out dismissal percentage stands at 13.92, which is the 2nd highest among the players in this list. 

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Edited by Sankalp Srivastava
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