Indian Women cricketer Deepthi Sharma’s “Mankad” dismissal of England’s Charlie Dean become the talkative point of the cricket community.
Deepthi Sharma on dismissal of Charlie Dean
During India’s third ODI against England at Lord’s on Saturday, Deepthi Sharma made a huge impact by dismissing Charlotte Dean for 47 runs which literally changed the game flow and led India to win the match by 16 runs.
Deepthi Sharma’s “Mankad” dismissal splits the cricket world in two where some suggest it was against the spirit of cricket while others are saying that what the Indian cricketer was doing was well within the rules.
Apart from the debate, Deepti has now revealed that a prior warning was given to the England batter before she was finally run out for backing up.
“It was our plan because she was leaving the crease repeatedly. We have even warned her. So, whatever we did was according to the rules and regulations,” Deepti Sharma said. “We had told the umpires too. But she was still doing it, so we had no other option.”
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The Marylebone Cricket Club — the custodians of the laws of cricket – came out with a statement yet again clarifying their stance on the subject. The MCC had earlier this year moved the mode of dismissal from the ‘unfair play’ section of their laws to the ‘run out’ section, and the ICC is set to also adopt that change from October 1.
“MCC this year announced amendments to the laws of cricket to move being run out at the non-striker’s end, from law 41 unfair play, to law 38 run out,” the statement stated.
The third ODI was also Indian women pace great Jhulan Goswami’s last international match. “Every team wants to win. We wanted to give her good farewell by winning the game. Ss a team, whatever effort we could put, we gave,” Deepti said.
“This is historic. For the first time we beat England in England. We won the series 3-0 and Jhulan di had a great role to play in it. It was her final match,” she added. “We will miss her on the field. We will follow her dedication on the field.”