‘Grow up Starc. That’s really poor from you’- Former India player Hemang Badani slams Mitchell Starc over Deepti Sharma's reference

Hemang Badani has slammed Australia speedster Mitchell Starc for his Deepti Sharma's ‘run-out’ reference to Jos Buttler during the third and final T20I between Australia and England in Canberra.

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Former India player Hemang Badani has slammed Australia speedster Mitchell Starc for his Deepti Sharma's ‘run-out’ reference to Jos Buttler during the third and final T20I of the bilateral series at the Manuka Oval in Canberra on Friday, October 14.

The run out at the non-striker's end has been a subject of much debate as it has garnered mixed reactions in the cricketing fraternity. While many believe it does not align with the spirit of the game, many others consider it to be fair and rightfully under the Laws.

In the third T20I match in Canberra, Aussie pace spearhead Starc issued a warning to Buttler, who was at the non-striker's end. Interestingly, the bowler gave a special reference of India’s Deepti Sharma for the run-out incident she was involved in with English player Charlie Dean at Lord's last month in September.

Hemang Badani hits out at Starc over Deepti Sharma statement

Starc engaged in a verbal exchange with England captain Jos Buttler and mentioned Deepti Sharma-Charlie Dean’s run out incident during the match.

It clearly did not go down well with former India player Hemang Badani as he did not hold back and expressed his displeasure on Starc’s comments over social media. "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," tweeted Badani.

Keeping aside the ongoing debate and the controversy surrounding it, bowlers are allowed to run out the player present at the non-striker’s end, if he/she backs up too much even before the ball is released.