AUS vs ENG: Grow Up Starc, What Deepti Did Was Well Within The Rules Of The Game – Former India Cricketer Hemang Badani Lashes Out At Mitchell Starc

Mitchell Starc
Image Credits: Twitter

Mitchell Starc gave a warning to Jos Buttler at the non-striker’s end by taking the name of Indian women’s cricket team all-rounder Deepti Sharma during the 3rd T20I against England and the video went viral on social media. Starc, while warning Buttler, said, “I’m not Deepti, but I won’t do it. That doesn’t mean you can leave early.”

This incident happened in the 5th over of the match. When Starc was bowling the fourth ball, Buttler left the crease before the ball was bowled and the left-arm fast bowler warned him not to do this.

Mitchell Starc Jos Buttler
Mitchell Starc Jos Buttler. Image Credits: Twitter

Grow Up Starc, That’s Really Poor From You – Hemang Badani

Hemang Badani, the former Indian cricketer, lashed out at Mitchell Starc for bringing in Deepti Sharma to warn Jos Buttler to run out at the non-striker’s end. He said that it was the bowler’s decision whether to dismiss the batsman at the non-striker’s end and it was not appropriate to take Deepti’s name.

Hemang Badani (Photo- Twitter)

“Grow up Starc. That’s really poor from you. What Deepti did was well within the rules of the game. If you only want to warn the non-striker and not get him out that’s fine and your decision to make but you bringing Deepti into this isn’t what the cricket world expects of you,” he said.

Deepti Sharma ran out England batsman Charlie Dean at the non-striker’s end in the 3rd ODI against England. The term was previously known as ‘Mankading’, with the ICC bringing in new rules from October 1, clearly stating that it is a ‘runout’ and fair dismissal method.

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

Deepti received great support from the Indian cricket fraternity, many of whom claimed that she was following the rules, but the other side was saying it was against the spirit of the game.

Batting first in the rain-interrupted match, England had put 112 runs on the board for the loss of 2 wickets in 12 overs. English skipper Jos Butter scored an unbeaten half-century of 65 runs off 41 balls, including seven fours and a six. In the run chase, Australia had lost three wickets for 30 runs in 3.5 overs before it rained. England won this series 2-0 after the third T20I was abandoned.

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