"Senseless tweet": Netizens left confused with Mohammad Kaif's observation on "Mankad" controversy

Indian off-spinner Deepti Sharma run-out England's Charlie Dean at the non-striker end to clinch the third one-day international against England and the series sweet at iconic Lord's on September 25.

Aakash SrivastavaAuthor

Updated - 25 September 2022 11:16 PM


The 'Mankad' mode of dismissing the batter has always sparked a debate over what's right or wrong in the game of cricket.

Indian off-spinner Deepti Sharma ran out England's Charlie Dean at the non-striker end when the batter had left her crease before the ball was released to aid India to a series clean sweep over England at the iconic Lord's on September 25, triggering the debate over the spirit of the game.

While the majority of the English cricketers have called out Indian women cricketers for winning the game in such an 'unacceptable & ethical' manner, the other section of the cricketer fraternity has hailed the incredible performance of Harmanpreet Kaur & girls.

Notably, the third ODI also drew curtains on the illustrious career of legendary pacer Jhulan Goswami on September 24. 

Meanwhile, former Indian batter and prolific fielder in the field Mohammad Kaif left the cricket fans amused with his weird observation on the game of cricket.

Taking to Twitter, Kaif wrote: "Every batter times his/her start when they are at non-striker end. After years of playing, they are mentally programmed when the ball will be released as they are focusing on striker. If a bowler doesn't release the ball it's unfair on batter."

Kaif's tweet left netizens confused as few expressed their uneasiness with the tweet with their own observation. In one of the comments, a Twitter user claimed that going by the Kaif's logic a batter who is all set to face 150 kmph speedsters will also consider it "unfair" when they bowl slower balls because they are "expecting" 150 kmph and not 110 kmph.

Check out the reactions over Kaif's tweet.


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