Angelo Mathews, representing Sri Lanka, made history as the first player in international cricket to be ‘timed out’ during Monday’s World Cup match against Bangladesh at the Arun Jaitley Stadium.
Mathews stepped in to bat after Sadeera Samarawickrama’s dismissal in the 25th over of Sri Lanka’s innings. However, he encountered an issue with his helmet strap. According to the tournament’s rules, a new batter must be prepared to face the ball within two minutes, but Mathews was still adjusting his helmet during this time.
Ultimately, bowler and Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan appealed, resulting in Mathews being declared ‘timed out.'”
The batsman expressed his frustration to the umpires for a brief period before exiting the field, visibly disappointed. He tossed his helmet aside as he crossed the boundary.