Ravichandran Ashwin, an off-spinner who plays for India, has spoken on the controversy surrounding the run-out of Deepti Sharma and Charlie Dean. Ashwin, who was commenting in support of Deepti’s action, said that bowlers do not commit any kind of crime when they run out a batter who is backing up too much at the non-striker’s end.
In addition to this, he said that it seems that just a certain subset of the population has an issue with this rule. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has also decided that this kind of dismissal is permitted per the rules of the game. During a group stage encounter in 2019’s Indian Premier League, Ashwin was the one to run out England’s batsman Jos Buttler.
Ashwin said this on his YouTube channel: “At first, everyone thought that was the case. But now, most of them see that the bowlers didn’t do anything wrong there. Many of them have started to ask why you are questioning the innocent instead of the person who should be guilty. Only a small group of people seem to be upset about this.”
“From my point of view, they always try to play the victim. But when something new happens, there will always be a few people who don’t like it, which is understandable,” he added.
Because Ashwin warned that a batter may be given out stumped if he or she stepped out of the popping crease, the batter at the non-striker end of the batting order also has to be cautious of the same thing.
When Ashwin talked more about what happened, he said, “Yes, I’m talking about Deepti Sharma’s run-out of Charlie Dean at the other end. I have already said enough about this topic. So I’ll keep this short and sweet. Risk vs Reward.
When a batter steps out of the crease against a spinner or a fast bowler, he or she knows that a wicketkeeper can get rid of them by stumping. Also, a player who is not on strike should know that he or she can be legally run out if they keep stepping out of the crease and going that extra yard.”