Experiencing a duck while batting is considered to be one of the most disheartening feelings for any cricketer. In a match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Sunday, Rajasthan Royals’ Ravichandran Ashwin suffered the ignominy of being dismissed for a ‘diamond’ duck. Without facing a single delivery, he made his way back to the pavilion after RCB wicket keeper Anuj Raut executed a ‘no look’ run out.
In today’s report, we will delve into the significance of Diamond Duck and examine several other duck types in the game of cricket. Stay tuned for the latest LIVE updates on IPL 2023, brought to you by InsideSport.IN.
As the excitement builds for IPL 2023, cricket enthusiasts may be wondering about the term “Diamond Duck.” But what exactly is it? Here’s a guide to decoding the various types of ducks in cricket.
Here are the different types of ducks in cricket:
- In cricket, a Diamond Duck is considered to be the most unfavourable outcome for any batsman, as it results in their dismissal without even facing a single delivery. In cricket, a particular type of dismissal known as a “duck” is applicable to a batsman who has not scored any runs. This can occur in the event of a run out or if the batsman obstructs the field without having faced a ball.
- In cricket, a Golden Duck is when a batsman is dismissed on the very first ball of the innings without scoring any runs.
- In cricket, a batsman who returns to the pavilion after facing only two deliveries without opening the scoring is said to have achieved a “Silver Duck”.
- In cricket, a bronze duck occurs when a batsman is dismissed for zero runs after facing only three deliveries.