On the infamous Charlotte Dean run-out by Deepti Sharma during the third ODI match between England women and India women, top spinner Tabraiz Shamsi gave his verdict.
On Twitter, there was a heated discussion about the spirit of cricket, which several English players brought up, while the Indian stars defended Deepti for calling a dismissal that was legal under cricket’s rules.
Tabraiz Shamsi on the Deepti Sharma-Charlotte Dean incident
Ace South African spinner Tabraiz Shamsi has commented on Deepti Sharma’s run-out of Charlotte Dean during the third ODI between England Women and India Women that took place recently at the Lord’s Cricket Stadium. The left-arm spinner believes that since the rules apply to both batters and bowlers and state that one must keep one’s foot behind the line, there should be no disagreement regarding the run-out.
The game was evenly matched before the incident, with India needing just one wicket and the home team needing 17 runs to win. When Deepti noticed Dean backing up a little too much during her delivery, she immediately stopped bowling. As she requested the runout, the spinner then moved the bails at the non-striker’s end. The TV umpire made the decision and ruled it to be out.
“My views on that have been quite public. For me, it’s a pure case of bowlers having to keep their foot behind the line and batters should do the same as well. There’s no controversy about that, the rules are there and both sides need to play fair,” Shamsi said.
The opening game of India’s T20I series against South Africa will take place on September 28. (Wednesday). Shamsi, who did not perform well during Africa’s most recent T20I assignment there, is unconcerned about his past results.
“I don’t think anything changes much. There were a few balls that weren’t executed properly. But from that point of view, I am not too worried. On some days, some guys will be off the mark, and on other days, those guys will do well. A couple of sixes here and there makes no difference, especially in T20 cricket,” Shamsi added.