Cricket NewsThe ICC should establish a bravery prize for bowlers who eliminate hitters...

    The ICC should establish a bravery prize for bowlers who eliminate hitters at the non-end striker’s because there is a lot of stigma attached to the action, according to R Ashwin.       


    Deepti Sharma controversially ran Charlie Dean out at the non-end striker’s of the third and final one-day international between India and England because she was backing too far ahead as the ball was about to be bowled. Sam Billings, a wicketkeeper and batsman, was among the first England cricketers to tweet their displeasure after the game ended: “Anyone who has played the game can’t possibly think that this is appropriate. Not cricket, though.” He posted another tweet, which said, “Not even looking at the other end in delivery stride.” To this, England pacer James Anderson replied: “Spot on. No intention of bowling the ball.” Imagine how many more wickets you could get, Anderson was told by Billings as the jokery continued.

    Ravichandran Ashwin, however, joined the conversation on Sunday and suggested that the International Cricket Council (ICC) create a courage award for bowlers who run out batsmen at the non-end striker’s because the dismissal carries a lot of shame. “In fact that’s a great idea. How about awarding that wicket to the bowler for ” presence of mind” under immense pressure and of course knowing the social stigma that he/she would have to deal with post doing it. How about a bravery award to go with it too @ICC,” said Ashwin in a tweet.

    Deepti ran out Dean in the 44th over because she was backing up too much before the ball was released from the hand. As a result, India won the match by 16 runs. It is not surprising that some of the England cricketers were in the mood to accept this wicket since this kind of dismissal has always sparked a variety of opposing viewpoints. It is significant to remember that the ICC announced some adjustments to the playing conditions earlier this month. About “running out of the non-striker”, the ICC said, ” The Playing Conditions follow the Laws in moving this method of effecting a Run out from the ‘Unfair Play’ section to the ‘Run out’ section.”

    After shaking hands with the Indian players, Dean—the final wicket to fall for England—walked away in tears. She came in with the score at 65/7 as England chased 170 runs, and she and captain Amy Jones put together a 38-run partnership. Dean continued to play even after Jones was benched, and even though Kate Cross lost against Jhulan Goswami, who was retiring, she maintained England’s chances. However, Deepti’s run-out allowed India to sweep the series and give Jhulan Goswami a triumphant farewell game.


    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here