The India women team’s historic 3-0 series sweep was overshadowed because of England player Charlie Dean’s controversial run-out dismissal at the non-striker’s end by Indian all-rounder Deepti Sharma. This wicket has led to countless debates on each and every platform where the spirit of cricket was a major point of discussion.
After a million thoughts and opinions, Charlie Dean has reacted to the dismissal as she posted a few pictures from the fixture on her Instagram. In a closely contested dead-rubber fixture, Dean carried the English batting as they were reduced to 115-9 while chasing the target of 170. But when the Lionesses were 16 runs short, the Southern Vipers player walked over the bowling crease when Sharma ran her out to seal the game and the series.
Taking to her Instagram, Dean wrote how it was the game an interesting conclusion and expressed that she will stay in her crease from now on. She posted, "An interesting end to the summer. What an honour it is to play at Lords in England colours. I guess I'll just stay in my crease from now on."
But reactions from other England players weren’t similar as injured captain Heather Knight accused Deepti Sharma of "lying" about the alleged warnings given to Dean. Knight took to Twitter and said, "The game is over, Charlie was dismissed legitimately. India were deserved winners of the match and the series.”
“But no warnings were given. They don't need to be given, so it hasn't made the dismissal any less legitimate. But if they're comfortable with the decision to affect the runout, India shouldn't feel the need to justify it by lying about warnings," Knight further added in her tweet on Monday.