Former batter Virender Sehwag, on Sunday, September 25, lashed out at England and their fans after Deepti Sharma ran out Charlotte Dean in the 3rd and final Women’s ODI between India and England at Lord’s.
On Jhulan Goswami’s farewell, Deepti grabbed the headlines by running out Dean at the non-striker’s end when India needed one wicket and England required 17 runs to win the match.
Dean backed up a little too much and Deepti took off the bails at the non-striker’s end. While the Indians celebrated after winning the match by 16 runs, Dean was left in tears as Freya Davies, the striker, consoled the youngster.
Sehwag, in the meantime, lashed out at England for not keeping in mind their own rules. The Nawab of Najafgarh took to Twitter and wrote, “Funny to see so many English guys being poor losers. #Runout .”
After the match at the Home of Cricket Harmanpreet Kaur, the Indian skipper backed Deepti and said that what she did was well within the laws of the game. She also lauded the all-rounder for showing great presence of mind under extreme pressure.
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“It’s part of the game. I don’t think we have done something new. It shows your awareness, of what batters are doing. I will back my players, she hasn’t done something outside the rules. After the first game we discussed, we wanted to do really well, we have that much potential. We want to continue this kind of cricket,” Harmanpreet said.
After being bowled out for 169, India managed to defend the score and bowled England out for 153 in 43.3 overs. Renuka Singh became the Player of the Match for her four-wicket haul.