It's against the spirit of cycling: Wasim Jaffer takes dig at English media and players over Deepti Sharma run-out controversy

Jaffer poked fun at English media and players over the Deepti Sharma-Charlotte Dean run-out incident in his own characteristic style.

Aakash SrivastavaAuthor

Updated - 30 September 2022 06:01 PM

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Several days have passed since Deepti Sharma triggered massive debate among the cricket fraternity after she ran English batter Charlie Dean out during the third One Day International (ODI) between India and England at the iconic Lord's stadium.

The incident divided the cricket fraternity into two groups - one slammed the Indian women's cricket team for winning the game by using means allegedly against the spirit of the games, while the other lauded the Indian cricketer for showing great presence of mind.

Notably, English cricketers were up against the mode of dismissal as the likes of Stuart Broad, Sam Billings and a few others expressed their disappointment openly with the way the game ended. Meanwhile, a former Indian cricketer has taken a sly dig at the England sports fraternity by sharing an interesting video on his social media account.

Retired Indian batter Wasim Jaffer poked fun at English media and players over the Deepti Sharma-Charlotte Dean run-out incident as he shared a video of Italian cyclist Michael Guerra who cycled in the 'plank' position during a race to get an advantage over his rivals.

The former Indian cricketer tweeted the video with an interesting caption as he wrote: "“It may be within the rules, but it's against the spirit of cycling. I'd never do it" an English cyclist said."

Jaffer who is widely known for his witty social media post and a great sense of humour was once again at his best with this tweet as it has already received over 26 thousand likes.

Meanwhile, captain Harmanpreet Kaur backed her player after the match and claimed that she did nothing wrong as the way of dismissal is within the rules. This particular match was also the last international match of Indian legend Jhulan Goswami's career. Notably, the Women in Blue notched up its maiden series sweep on English soil after outplaying the hosts in each of the three ODIs.

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