The internet applauds Harmanpreet Kaur’s brilliant response to the commentator’s analysis of Deepti Sharma’s runout.
The internet applauds Harmanpreet Kaur’s brilliant response to the commentator’s analysis of Deepti Sharma’s runout. Team India captain Harmanpreet Kaur praised her player Deepti Sharma for a brilliant, intelligent runout in the 3rd IND vs ENG ODI on September 24th at Lord’s in London. This helped India take the final English wicket and win the series 3–0 for the first time on English soil. Deepti pitched the 44th over of the chase. Charlotte Dean went too far out of her crease before Deepti released the ball. So she stopped mid-run and took off the stirrups. The third referee said it was an OUT so India won the game!
The ICC also passed cricket’s MCC laws, which state that phasing out the non-striker is a valid way of getting rid of a player. But in the books it was also called “unfair play”. Note, however, that as of October 1, the “run out” dismissal will no longer be found in the “Unfair Play” section.
“Running Out of the Non-Forward: Terms of play follow the law by moving this method of completing a run-out from the Unfair Play Section to the Run-Out Section”, Read the ICC clearance.
What Deepti did was not unfair and India did not win the game “unfairly” as former England cricketers Nasser Hussain, James Anderson and Stuart Broad all said. However, there was a battle of words between cricketers around the world over the runout, which some media outlets described as “controversial”.
Harmanpreet’s epic response
After the game, the Sky Sports commentator asked India captain Harmanpreet Kaur about the leak. she asked her “What do you have to say about that latest layoff (Charlotte Dean’s Deepti Sharma Runout)?” Harmanpreet tried not to answer this question. But the commenter pointed out that she was trying to avoid the question about the leak. Harmanpreet then did not hold back and gave an appropriate reply: “To be honest I thought you were going to ask for all the 10 wickets, which wasn’t easy either [on being probed about the last wicket]. It’s part of the game. I don’t think we did anything new. It shows your awareness of what batters are doing. I will support my players, they didn’t do anything outside the rules. At the end of the day, a win is a win and we take it with us.”