How about awarding wicket to bowler for presence of mind: Ashwin | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin said on Sunday that wickets should be credited to bowlers’ accounts when they run out of batters on the non-spinner side for backing too far, as it requires “presence of mind “.
Going through the ICC Handbook, Versatile India Deepti Sharmais short of charlie dean in the third ODI was perfectly legal, but he still divided opinion with much support while Englishmen, such as Stuart Broad, James Anderson and Billings Samexpressing their displeasure.

Joining the debate, Ashwin, who has often objected to this kind of burnout being called “Mankading” (named after former Indian player Vinoo Mankad), recommended a bravery award for the bowler.
Responding to a tweet from England cricketer Billings who asked Anderson, “Imagine how many extra wickets you could get James,” Ashwin wrote on his Twitter account, “Actually that’s a great idea.

“How about awarding that wicket to the bowler for his ‘presence of mind’ under immense pressure and of course knowing the social stigma he/she would face after doing so. How about a gallantry award to go with it too.”

India’s women’s team beat England at Lord’s to sweep the three-game series and bid farewell to legendary Jhulan Goswami on Saturday.
However, bowler Deepti chased Dean to claim England’s last wicket, after the batter had backed off, led to controversy.
Dean was backing off when Sharma stopped in the middle of her bowling action to run out the batter for 47 runs with the target just 17 runs away. The dismissal is perfectly legal according to the laws of the game.
Earlier, Ashwin tweeted, “Why the hell are you Ashwin fashionable? Tonight is about another bowling hero @Deepti_Sharma06.”

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