Jhulan Goswami said that she is not sure whether Deepti Sharma gave a warning to Charlie Dean before running her out at the non-striker’s end during the third ODI match between India and England at Lord’s.
Deepti Sharma ran-out Charlie Dean at non-striker’s end. (AP Photo)
- Jhulan said she isn’t aware of conversation between captain and umpire
- Jhulan said the run-out by Deepti Sharma was legal and there’s nothing wrong
- According to law, giving a warning before run-out at non-striker’s end isn’t mandatory
Former India fast bowler Jhulan Goswami said that she is not sure whether Deepti Sharma gave a warning to Charlie Dean before running her out at the non-striker’s end.
Deepti ran out Dean after finding her leaving the ground before the release of the ball in the 44th over of the third ODI between England and India at Lord’s. The dismissal helped India beat England by 16 runs and complete a 3-0 clean sweep over England in the ODI series.
When India Today asked Goswami, who was playing in that match, whether a warning was given or not, the veteran India bowler said: “I think so, I’m not sure. I was not aware of that because I was standing at short third, which is quite far from my side, and between umpire and captain what conversation was going on in I was not 100 percent aware, but whatever Deepti had done is nothing wrong. Everything within the law we have done. MCC also clarified that, because before ball somebody taking a start is not legal in cricket, so I don’t think anything is wrong in that.”
Giving a warning before running out at the non-striker’s end is not mandatory, but with Deepti claiming that she gave a warning and Dean saying she didn’t get any warning, raises eyebrows whether India worked out the run-out?
Goswami further said: “I think it is absolutely fine. I didn’t find anything wrong with that because the ICC have clarified that it’s a legal out. Nothing is illegal. Do you find anything illegal? We have done nothing. We have done everything by law. I don’t find anything guilty in that.”
Following the match, the MCC, the keeper of cricket laws, said the run out led to an “unusual end to an exciting match” but pointed out it was “properly officiated and should not be considered as anything more”.
On September 20, the ICC announced changes to the Playing Conditions for the controversial run-out, which will come into effect on October 1. 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.”
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