England National Cricket Team white-ball captain Jos Buttler has shared his views on the ‘run-out at non-striker’s end’ mode of dismissal, formerly known as the ‘Mankad’, which has once again become a hot topic of discussion in the cricketing fraternity.
During the 3rd ODI of the three-match ODI series between India and England at Lord’s Cricket Ground, London on September 24, Indian all-rounder Deepti Sharma ran Charlie Dean out at the non-striker’s end.
On the 3rd ball of the 44th over of the innings, Deepti noticed Dean backing up too far at the non-striker’s end and before completing her delivery stride, she turned back and simply knocked the bails off to dismiss the English batter and bundle out England. Dean, who scored good 47 runs off 80 balls in the match, was in tears after getting run-out.
The dismissal sparked a debate in the cricketing fraternity, with many questioning the ‘spirit of cricket’ over dismissal. Also, many English cricketers and fans called out Deepti for the run-out.
It should be about the battle between bat and ball – Jos Buttler
When asked on talkSport whether he would support his bowler or recall the batsman during an ICC World Cup final if his bowler runs out a batter at the non-striker’s end. Jos Buttler responded:
“No, I am calling the batsman back.”
“No one wants to see them in the game because they always create such a talking point when it should be about the battle between bat and ball and watching great games of cricket. They always seem to happen at unsavoury times” he added.
Jos Buttler, who has also been a victim of getting run-out at the non-striker’s end, further said:
“I understand you have to have the rule there so people can’t just gain an unfair advantage, but they should re-word it because the way the law is written gives a lot of grey areas with the ‘expected to bowl’ part, so maybe if they just tightened that up.”
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