BAN vs NZ: It Was A Great Gesture - Ish Sodhi Heaps Praises On Bangladesh Team After 'Mankading' Incident

Published - 24 Sep 2023, 01:44 PM

Ish Sodhi
Ish Sodhi (Image Credit: Getty)

New Zealand spinner Ish Sodhi has lauded the Bangladesh team after the recent mankading incident during the BAN vs NZ 2nd ODI in Dhaka. Bangladesh pacer Hasan Mahmud ran out Ish Sodhi as the latter was trying to back up at the non-striker’s end.

However, Bangladesh skipper Litton Das revoked the decision and asked Ish Sodhi to continue batting. The Kiwi spinner was impressed with Bangladesh’s gestures and heaped praises on the Bangladesh team after the match.

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Earlier, mankading or running out the non-striker was part of the category of unfair play to run out. However, MCC shifted the rule last year and added it into the run-out category. So far, there have been 10 instances of such type of dismissals in international cricket.

I Think It Was A Great Gesture By Bangladesh: Ish Sodhi

While speaking in the post-match press conference, Ish Sodhi praised the Bangladesh team for their gesture to revoke his run-out in the match. Sodhi said that it was a great gesture by the Bangladesh team and he would have done the same if he was the bowler.

“We are competitive people. You are competing to win games for your country so it can get a bit heated. I think I was out by such a small fraction, it caught me off guard. I come from a bit of an old cloth when you give the batter a warning.

I understand it is not the rules at the moment. I think it was a great gesture by Bangladesh. They handled it really, really well. I was fortunate that they were able to call me back. I’d like to think I’d do the same thing if I was the bowler,” Ish Sodhi said.

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Litton Das Was Exceptional In The Way He Handled It: Ish Sodhi 

Ish Sodhi also added that Litton Das handled the situation in an exceptional way.

“I am not a very good batter. It was a nice gesture. I would do the same thing as a bowler. I have played under some great captains for New Zealand in the past few years. I think they would have done the same thing.

“I think Litton Das was exceptional in the way he handled it. I hugged the bowler and gave Litton a bit of a handshake. We all respect the game of cricket very highly and really endevour to keep the spirit intact,” the leg spinner further added.

The incident happened in the 46th over of New Zealand’s batting. Ish Sodhi was batting at 17 at the moment. He went on to score 35 runs in the end. Later, the right-arm spinner hunted 6 wickets to lead his team to victory in the 2nd innings.

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Batting first, New Zealand piled up 254-10 with a half-century by Tom Blundell. Later, they bowled out the home team for 168, winning the game by 86 runs. Ish Sodhi was awarded the player of the match for his impeccable spell of 6/39 in his 10 overs.

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