‘Poor Loosers’ – Virender Sehwag slams England cricketers for criticizing Deepti Sharma’s controversial runout
India women made the headlines after their stunning win against England Women at Lord’s. Needless to say, the team looked in fine touch and Renuka Singh Thakur was breathing fire with the ball. However, despite all this, Deepti Sharma faced backlash for the controversial run-out at the non-striker’s end.
The Harmanpreet Kaur-led team, after losing the toss, put on a total of 169 on board. The English team started falling apart and had lost 9 wickets for 153 runs. Deepti Sharma then came up with her spin bowling. She dismissed Charlotte Dean by running her out at the non-striker’s end and clinched the win for India.
This sparked a lot of controversies and Deepti Sharma ended up facing backlash. However, Indian cricketers Ravichandran Ashwin and Virender Sehwag came in support for the player. The former is known for his stand and always believes that the runout at the non-striker’s end is valid as it prevents the non-striker from taking unfair advantage.
Virender Sehwag comes in defence of Deepti Sharma
Virender Sehwag took to Twitter to express his displeasure with the behaviour of England cricketers. He called them funny and said that they are ‘poor losers’ for forgetting the rules of the game. The former Indian opener also highlighted the fact that England invented cricket and backed Deepti Sharma for her act.
“Funny to see so many English guys being poor losers. #Runout,” Virender Sehwag captioned the image that he posted. Here’s the tweet that Virender Sehwag came up with slamming England cricketers and defending Deepti Sharma:
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) September 24, 2022
However, the run-out did not go well with England cricketers who started slamming the Indian bowler. Stuart Broad, the trusted pacer from England, expressed his frustration on Twitter and called the win ‘terrible’. Meanwhile, Sam Billings also joined the Three Lions pacer in criticizing the act of Deepti Sharma and said that the act was not within the spirits of the game.
“I find the debate of the Mankad really interesting. So many views from either side. I personally wouldn’t like to win a match like that, also, very happy for others to feel differently,” Stuart Broad then tweeted after calling the win ‘terrible’.