The special ‘diamond duck’ is given to that batsman who dismissed without facing any ball, mostly run out from non-striker end. Also an opening batsman dismissed by facing first ball of team’s innings is termed as Diamond duck.
The term ‘duck’ in the game of cricket is actually a short term of “duck egg. When a batsman is out without scoring is termed as ‘duck’ in cricket. When a batsman is out in the first ball they face, they are said to have been dismissed for Golden duck. Dismissed by second ball is referred as Silver duck and by third ball is termed as Bronze duck.