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This is the most bizarre run out ever!

January 11, 2016 11:31 IST

Adam Zampa

IMAGE: Melbourne Stars's Adam Zampa, left, looks up at a replay where he was struck in the face by the ball in a run out during the Big Bash League match against Melbourne Renegades. Photograph: Darrian Traynor/Getty Images

Somebody needs to tell Adam Zampa that cricket is not a contact sport as the Melbourne Stars bowler was lucky not to lose a few teeth during Saturday's Big Bash clash against Melbourne Renegades.

The leg-spinner was bowling to Renegades batsman Darren Bravo in the 13th over of the match, when the batsman hit the delivery straight back down the pitch.

The ball collided with Peter Nevill's bat, who was standing at the non-striker's end, only to get diverted at the face of Zampa who was trying to field the delivery.

Adam Zampa

IMAGE: Melbourne Stars's Adam Zampa, centre, is assisted after being struck in the face by the ball in a run out during the Big Bash League. Photograph: Darrian Traynor/Getty Images

After hitting Zampa's nose, the ball bounced directly and knocked the bails off the stumps, dismissing Nevill, who had no time to return back into the crease.

Good for the 23-year-old leggie that he appeared relatively unhurt after being hit in the face, receiving treatment for a bloodied and potentially broken nose.

The incident drew a lot of fans to Twitter to make light of the young spin bowler's unfortunate injury.

Source: ANI