Sylhet: Women’s team captain Harmanpreet Kaur on Friday said that running out Charlie Dean in the third ODI against England was not part of the Indian team’s plans but it was under the rules of the game. . Indian all-rounder Deepti Sharma had run out England batsman Charlie Dean for leaving the crease before bowling the ball.
Running out in this manner is considered legitimate but not in the spirit of the game. Ahead of the Women’s Asia Cup, Harmanpreet backed Deepti and said that now is the time to leave this controversy behind. “We have been focusing on these things for the last few matches. She was going way beyond the crease and taking unfair advantage, it was Deepti’s awareness (that she got run out.).”
The Indian captain said, “It was not part of the plan but everyone was playing there to win the match. Whenever you are on the field you want to win at any cost. Most importantly, getting out like this was under the rules. We have to leave this behind and move on.” India will face Sri Lanka in their opening match of the Women’s Asia Cup on Saturday.(Agency)