Indian women’s team on Monday returned from England after completing a historic 3-0 whitewash in ODI series. A huge crowd was present at Kolkata airport to welcome legendary pacer Jhulan Goswami and all-rounder Deepti Sharma. While Goswami finished her international career on a high, Deepti Sharma was the center of attraction in the third ODI, where her involvement in a run-out caused a lot of stir.
Many present and former English cricketers had criticised Deepti Sharma and Team India for running out Charlie Dean at non-striker’s end and winning the game. However, Indian skipper Harmapreet Kaur had defended Deepti Sharma’s action and said that it is under the laws of the game.
Now after returning to India, Deepti Sharma opened up about the run-out incident and revealed that Charlie Dean was warned several times in the game before the run-out.
“We had warned Charlie Dean multiple times, even informed to the umpires about this and then we did run-out under the rules”, revealed the Indian all-rounder.
Notably, England needed 17 runs in the last 6 overs with one wicket in hand when Deepti Sharma dismissed Dean at the non-striker’s end.
Meanwhile Team India’s next assignment will be Women’s Asia Cup which will begin on October 1. Seven teams including India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, UAE, Malaysia and Thailand, will participate in the tournament in a total of 24 matches, with the final match to be played on October 16.