Poor losers: Virender Sehwag slams English fans for criticizing Deepti Sharma's run out

Deepti Sharma also scored 63 in the first innings.

Abhishek SandikarAuthor

Updated - 25 September 2022 04:14 PM


Indian cricketing legend Jhulan Goswami ended her international career at the third ODI game at Lord's where India faced England. The Indian team didn’t have a great batting performance but their bowling lineup helped in defending 170. But the end of the match was controversial as the Indian all-rounder Deepti Sharma ran out Charlotte Dean at the non-striker’s end. 

Hence people from across the cricketing world shared their thoughts about the wicket where some supported and some were extremely angry about Sharma’s run out including some England players like Stuart Broad and Sam Billings. 

Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag slammed all those who called the dismissal against the spirit of cricket. Reacting to comments of Broad and Billings, he called out England for being ‘poor losers’ while sharing the rule that allows a bowler to effect a run-out without releasing the ball should he/she spot the non-striker backing up too far.

After the match, Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur was questioned about the Dean’s dismissal in the post-match presentation. The Indian skipper expressed how she hoped to talk about all the ten wickets as they were difficult to pick. “To be honest, I thought you will ask about all ten wickets because they were not easy to take,” said Harmanpreet.

She then addressed how the runout at the non-striker’s end is part of the cricketing rule book and hence she will be backing her player in this situation. She said “It's a part of the game. I don't think we have done something new, you can always take those chances.”


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