Addressing the recent incident of Deepti Sharma Mankading England’s Charlie Dean, former Windies cricketer-turned-commentator Ian Bishop has urged non-strikers to keep their eyes on bowlers just like modern-day great batters Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson do.
Deepti found Dean leaving the crease before the release of the ball. The mode of dismissal, which is within the laws, is seen by many as against the spirit of cricket.
Ian Bishops makes bold remark; asks batters to not use Mankading as an excuse
“Plain and simple. Keep your eyes on the bowler and ball all the way through to ball release like Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson and these arguments go away. Let’s teach our young kids to back up like these two great players,” Bishop tweeted.
While replying to a user, Bishop added: “Running between the wickets is a skill. Batters are trying to anticipate bowler ball release to get a quick start like in a sprint race or they are careless or they are trying to gain an unfair advantage, or just plain lazy. Either way it’s no excuse.”
MCC backs Deepti Sharma’s Mankading incident; ICC announces change of laws
Deepti Sharma’s run-out of Charlie Dean helped India beat England by 16 runs in the third and final ODI at Lord’s. With the win, India completed a 3-0 clean sweep over England in the series.
Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), the keeper of the cricket laws issued a statement on Sunday stating although it was an “unusual end to an exciting match” but pointed out that it was “properly officiated and should not be considered as anything more”.
The ICC, on September 20, announced changes to Playing Conditions, which will come into effect on October 1. On running out of non-striker, the ICC said, “The Playing Conditions follow the Laws in moving this method of effecting a run out from the ‘Unfair Play’ section to the ‘Run out’ section.”