“They’re Always Playing Victim Card”: Ravichandran Ashwin’s Take on Deepti Sharma Run-Out Saga

There is still talk of Deepti Sharma running out of Charlie Dean at the end of the no-rush hour during last week’s Lord’s ODI, and fans and pundits are still debating whether this particular way of resigning in the “spirit of cricket’. Ravichandran Ashwin, who also similarly eliminated Jos Buttler during the 2019 Indian Premier League, spoke about the whole incident on Saturday and said he sees this particular way of getting fired as “bowler’s revolution”.

Speaking on his YouTube channelAshwin spoke in detail on the subject and before speaking directly about the incident, the off-spinner said: “At first the whole world saw it that way. But now most are starting to realize that the bowlers aren’t committing any crime there.” “Many of them have started to ask why you ask the innocent questions instead of asking the person who should be guilty. Only a certain proportion of people seem to have a problem with this.”

“In my opinion they always play the victim card. But when something new happens there will be some resistance to change by a few people and that is understandable,” he added.

Speaking further about the incident, Ashwin said, “Yes, I’m talking about the run-out at the end of the non-rush hour by Deepti Sharma firing Charlie Dean. I’ve talked enough about this topic already. So let me be brief and clear. sweet today Risk vs Reward Just like how a batter knows when he gets out of the fold against a spinner or a pacer that a wicketkeeper can rebuff them by stumping Likewise a non striker should also know that he can be kicked out run – legally out if they continue to step out of the fold and take that extra meter.”

“We should teach the kids about this from childhood. Because in today’s world of competitive cricket I spoke about this during the Ahmedabad Test match when the ‘pitch issue’ came up about what was a good pitch. I told ‘have no control’ about the stories.” Because a certain part of the people consciously choose to teach others how to think about a certain thing. They control their stories. There are many articles on this exact subject. In fact, I see this like a bowler’s revolution,” he stated.

After winning the Lord’s ODI, Harmanpreet Kaur had backed her player Deepti by saying that whatever happened was “within the rules”, and she showed great game awareness.

“If you look around the world, captains have mostly been hitters. I don’t want to get into the debate about whether they know or not. But as the game gets more competitive, it’s the duty of the non-striker to stick with the fold. No one goes to Charlie Dean and asks her ‘why did you leave the fold.’ They never ask the non-striker why they leave the fold early. So people in power only control the stories. There’s no question about that,” Ashwin said.

“So my full support and kudos to Harmanpreet Kaur, more than Deepti Sharma. Because a captain who supports the player right now is very important. She supported her player and asked back ‘what’s wrong with that? left the crease, right’. If the captain had withdrawn the appeal at the time because of the cheering of the crowd, it would have been a stigma for Deepti Sharma, the bowler, the cricketer and the person,” he concluded.

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