ENG v IND: Cricket fraternity comes up with mixed reactions after Deepti Sharma’s run-out of Charlie Dean

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  • Deepti Sharma's run-out of Charlie Dean in England versus India 3rd ODI has set social media on fire.

  • Deepti's run-out secured a 16-run victory for the Women in Blue.

ENG v IND: Cricket fraternity comes up with mixed reactions after Deepti Sharma’s run-out of Charlie Dean
Cricket fraternity reacts to Deepti Sharma's run-out of Charlie Dean (Image Source: Twitter)
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The third and final Women ODI between India and England at Lord’s finished with a clean sweep for the visitors, but the last wicket set social media on fire with mixed reactions coming from the cricket fraternity.

Notably, England required 52 runs to win when they lost their ninth wicket. But, the final pair of Charlie Dean and Freya Davis added 35 runs to put clouds over India’s chances of registering a clean sweep.

However, that’s when Deepti Sharma showed an incredible game-awareness as she noticed Dean leaving her crease at the non-striker’s end before the delivery was bowled. The Indian all-rounder then stopped and ran Dean out to secure a 16-run victory for the tourists.

The mode of dismissal (roughly known as mankad) triggered the English fan base, with many cricketers taking to social media to criticize Deepti. Not to mention, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has legalized such a mode of dismissal, and recently, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) also moved the dismissal from the ‘Unfair Play’ to ‘Run out’ section.

Despite that, there still remains considerable taboo over the dismissal, with a number of cricketers and fans believing it is against the spirit of the game. While England players expressed disappointment, the Indian cricket fraternity, including India Women’s captain, Harmanpreet Kaur, came out in support of Deepti.

Here is how the cricket fraternity reacted:

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