Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin. Image: BCCI

Ravichandran Ashwin commented on the controversy regarding running out the non-striker in the aftermath of Deepti Sharma’s dismissal of Charlie Dean.

Deepti Sharma’s running out of Charlie Dean at the non-end striker’s during the Lord’s ODI last week is still being discussed, with fans and experts wondering whether this specific method of removal is in the spirit of cricket.’

Deepti Sharma
Deepti Sharma. Pic Credits; Twitter

In a Saturday interview, Ravichandran Ashwin, who also ran out Jos Buttler during the 2019 Indian Premier League, in the same way, discussed the entire affair and said he views this specific kind of dismissal as part of the “bowlers revolution.”

Ashwin discussed the topic in-depth on his YouTube channel. Before discussing the incident specifically, the off-spinner said: “At first, everyone in the world thought so. But today, the majority of people have begun to see that the bowlers were not guilty of any crimes there. Many of them have begun to question why you are questioning the innocent party rather than the one who ought to be convicted. Only a small portion of the populace appears to find this problematic.”

Deepti Sharma and Charlotte Dean
Deepti Sharma and Charlotte Dean. Pic Credits: Twitter

“In my opinion, they always play the victim card. But whenever there is something new happening, there will be some resistance to change by a few people and that is understandable,” he added.

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“I have already spoken enough on this subject already”: Ravichandran Ashwin

Ashwin continued by addressing the issue as follows: “Yes, I am referring to Deepti Sharma’s run-out that Charlie Dean received at the non-end. striker I have already covered enough ground on this subject. I will keep this short and sweet today.”

Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin. Image: BCCI

“Reward vs. Risk Just as a batsman is aware that a wicketkeeper can remove a bowler by stumping when he leaves the crease to face a pacer or a spinner. A non-striker should be aware that if they continue to leave the crease and go an extra yard, they may be lawfully dismissed run-out.”

“We should teach the kids right from when they are young on this. Because in today’s world of competitive cricket, I spoke about this during the Ahmedabad Test match when the pitch issue’ was brought up on what was a good pitch. I told ‘do not control the narratives”

Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin. Image: Twitter

“Because a certain section of people consciously chooses to instill in others how they should think about a certain thing. They control their narratives. There are many articles on this exact subject. I see this as a bowler’s revolution,” he stated.

 India defeated England by 16 runs in Jhulan Goswami’s final international appearance, at the Lord’s Cricket Stadium.

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