Srinagar: There is outrage and cricket World is divided on Mankad runout by India’s Deepti Sharma in the third ODI against England and runout Charlie Dean.
England legendary pacers Stuart Broad and Jimmy Anderson have been leading the outcry and condemning the run-out incident.
Meanwhile India’s R Ashwin, Aakash Chopra , Virender Sehwag have all come in support of Deepti Sharma.
Earlier India completed a 3-0 series clean sweep over England after a controversial dismissal by Deepti Sharma in the third and final match at Lord’s on Saturday, September 24.
On the third ball of the 44th over, Deepti run out Dean at the non-striker’s end after finding the England cricketer leaving the crease before the release of the ball.
This move, which is within the laws, left England visibly aggrieved as the mode of dismissal is seen by many as against the spirit of cricket.
“I find the debate of the Mankad really interesting. So many views from either side. I personally wouldn’t like to win a match like that, also, very happy for others to feel differently,” Stuart Broad tweeted.
I find the debate of the Mankad really interesting. So many views from either side. I personally wouldn’t like to win a match like that, also, very happy for others to feel differently https://t.co/BItCNJZqYB
— Stuart Broad (@StuartBroad8) September 24, 2022
Broad’s teammate Anderson, “Will never understand why players feel the need to do this. Is she stealing ground?”
Will never understand why players feel the need to do this. Is she stealing ground? pic.twitter.com/KJi1Rgzmdi
— James Anderson (@jimmy9) September 24, 2022
Earlier another England cricketer Sam Billings Tweeted, “There’s surely not a person who has played the game that thinks this is acceptable? Just not cricket. Well within the laws but not in the spirit. Just my opinion the law should be changed back to a warning system or penalty runs for excessive backing up for eg. Safe to say a few people disagree.”
He further shared a picture of the incident and added: “Not even looking at the other end in delivery stride” To this, Alex Hales replied: “It shouldn’t be difficult for the non striker to stay in their crease til the ball has left the hand”
In another Tweet when Sam Billings asked teammate Jimmy Anderson how many more wickets he could get, Ashwin stepped in and wrote: “In fact that’s a great idea. How about awarding that wicket to the bowler for “ presence of mind” under immense pressure and of course knowing the social stigma that he/she would have to deal with post doing it. How about a bravery award to go with it too ICC?
The MCC Law 41.16.1 states: “If the non-striker is out of his/her ground at any time from the moment the ball comes into play until the instant when the bowler would normally have been expected to release the ball, the non-striker is liable to be run out.
“In these circumstances, the non-striker will be out run out if he/she is out of his/her ground when his/her wicket is put down by the bowler throwing the ball at the stumps or by the bowler’s hand holding the ball, whether or not the ball is subsequently delivered.”