VIDEO: Aussie cricketer Steve O’Keefe forgets he has a runner, gets run-out in Sheffield Shield

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 | 0

What do you do when you come out to bat with a runner? You don’t run, right?

But Steve O’Keefe apparently forgot the principle rule on Day 2 of the Sheffield Shield clash between New South Wales and Victoria on Wednesday.

O’Keefe, who had injured his hamstring earlier in the match, came out to bat at No. 11 with teammate Nick Larkin as his runner.

Facing his very first ball, O’Keefe worked a Scott Boland delivery on the leg side and set off for a quick single. No wonder, he was late in realizing he wasn’t supposed to step out.

His sprint didn’t please the commentators, who raised questions over the extent of O’Keefe’s injury.

“His hamstring can’t be that bad as well. Because if it was that bad you’d know as soon as you took off that you shouldn’t be running,” one commentator was quoted as saying by NDTV Sports.

New South Wales, meanwhile, were eventually all-out for 135, taking a slender 29-run lead over Victoria.

Victoria, in the second essay, were 159-7 at stumps.

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