India Women's Team Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur Credits Deepti Sharma's Awareness To Mankad Charlie Dean

Updated - 30 Sep 2022, 07:09 PM

Deepti Sharma
Deepti Sharma. Pic Credits; Twitter

Deepti Sharma’s move to run out Charlie Dean has been in the spotlight causing quite a stir in the cricketing fraternity. The ‘spirit of cricket’ debate erupted once again surrounding this particular mode of dismissal. After reaching India, Deepti revealed that Team India gave Dean warnings, but upon noticing that she was still going out of her crease, the team decided to run her out.

However, England captain Heather Knight, who missed the series with injury, on Twitter said that Team India did not give any warnings and they should not be “lying”.

Harmanpreet Kaur; Deepti Sharma
Harmanpreet Kaur; Deepti Sharma. Image: Twitter

Harmanpreet Kaur gives a clear-cut answer to the question of Deepti Sharma’s manner of dismissal

India women’s team skipper Harmanpreet Kaur, no doubt was expected to share her views on the matter and she did ahead of the Women’s T20 Asia Cup. The India captain gave a clear-cut answer to the questions being asked regarding this mode of dismissal.

While replying to NDTV during a virtual press conference, Harmanpreet said, “See, we were noticing these things from the last couple of games. She was taking a long stride, she was taking undue advantage. I think it was Deepti’s awareness, she was noticing it and we were discussing it.”

Deepti Sharma. PC-AFP
Deepti Sharma. PC-AFP

“But it wasn’t in our plans to get her out like that. Everybody was there to win the game. Whenever you are on the ground, you just want to win at any cost.

“What’s most important is that you have to play within the rules. Whatever we have done, it is within the rules. Whatever happened, has happened,” she added.

Harmanpreet Kaur credits England tour success to proper planning

While replying to another question regarding how special the series win was especially after transpired at Lord’s Cricket Ground, Harmanpreet said, “Everything was planned for this series, we were working on something. When we went to England, we did not think that we are here to create any history.”

Harmanpreet Kaur
Photo Credit: (BCCI)

“When you have the plans, and you are working towards something, the results will come automatically,” she concluded.

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