'Rules are there, both sides need to play fair' - Tabraiz Shamsi on Deepti Sharma-Charlotte Dean run-out debate
Shamsi feels that there should not be any controversy about that as the rules are the same for both batters and bowlers to keep their foot behind the line.
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South Africa's ace-spinner Tabraiz Shamsi has given his verdict on the Charlotte Dean’s run-out by Deepti Sharma during the third ODI match played between India Women and England Women recently at the Lord's Cricket Stadium. The left-arm spinner thinks that that there should not be any debate about the run-out as the rules are the same for both batters and bowlers and that say to keep foot behind the line.
Talking about the incident, the match was evenly poised with India requiring just one wicket while the home side needed 17 runs to win. Deepti who was bowling at that moment pulled out of her delivery stride after having noticed Dean backing up a little too much. The spinner then dislodged the bails at the non-striker's end as she appealed for the runout. The decision was referred to the TV umpire who adjudged it as out.
My views on that have been quite public: Shamsi said in a press conference
“My views on that have been quite public. For me, it’s a pure case of bowlers having to keep their foot behind the line and batters should do the same as well. There’s no controversy about that, the rules are there and both sides need to play fair,” Shamsi said in a press conference ahead of India series.
Talking about India's T20I series against South Africa, the first match of the series will be played on September 28 (Wednesday). Meanwhile, Shamsi who did not have a good outing during Africa's last T20I assignment in the country, is not worried about his past performance.
“I don’t think anything changes much. There were a few balls that weren’t executed properly. But from that point of view, I am not too worried. On some days, some guys will be off the mark, and on other days, those guys will do well. A couple of sixes here and there makes no difference, especially in T20 cricket,” Shamsi added.