For the first time, all-rounder Deepti Sharma spoke out on the contentious run-out of Charlotte Dean during the third One-Day International between India Women and England Women at Lord’s on Saturday. She said she removed the bails only after warning the opposition multiple times.
For the first time, all-rounder Deepti Sharma spoke out about the contentious run-out of Charlotte Dean during the third one-day international between India and England on Saturday at Lord’s. She said that she removed the bails at the non-end striker’s only after issuing several warnings to the opposition. After Dean and Freya Davies’ last-wicket partnership of 35 important runs, which left ENG-W needing 17 runs to win, Deepti halted in her bowling stride and whipped the bails off when she realised Dean was beyond her crease.
The event quickly became out of control, with some English experts and ex-cricketers criticising India for the entire “Spirit of Cricket” controversy despite the fact that it was mostly legal. Many believed that the Indian team should have issued a warning, which Deepti’s major admission has now verified.
“Certainly, it was historic. We defeated England in their own country for the first time ever, taking the series 3-0. We had warned them as well because she kept doing it, so that was our strategy. The umpires had also been told. However, she was still nearby, leaving nothing we could do. Everything we did was in compliance with the norms and regulations “After the crew arrived in India, Deepti spoke with the media.
The historic series, which many referred to as the “Mankad” act, was overshadowed by what was described as India veteran Jhulan Goswami’s farewell performance. After the MCC made certain changes to the laws earlier this year, this method of termination was renamed “run-out.” Still, there was a lot of uproar about what happened, and the MCC responded by saying that “MCC continues to advise non-strikers to stay in their area until they have observed the bowler release the ball. Consequently, terminations like the one we saw yesterday are not permitted “It ought to put an end to the discussion.
Going beyond the run-out, Deepti gave a suitable eulogy for Goswami, noting that the squad will all mourn the renowned cricketer and that the team’s range of emotions was bound to be mixed. There were many throughout the Lord’s ODI. One of them was when Harmanpreet and the entire team hugged Goswami after she finished her stint of 2/30, some of them even crying.
“You see, every team wants to succeed, and we wanted to succeed in the final game to bid Jhulan di farewell in style. We made all effort we could to do so. You can’t stop it because I’m sure it was an emotional time for every player. Both inside and outside the earth, it happened. We will undoubtedly miss her on the pitch. Her commitment was an inspiration to all of us, and we shall do our best to follow in her footsteps “Deepti was mentioned.