Xtra Time Web Desk: Team India pacer Deepak Chahar missed a golden opportunity to run out Proteas batter Tristan Stubbs as be backed out of his crease too far at the non-striker’s end during the third and final T20I at Indore on Tuesday.
The incident happened in the 16th over of South Africa’s innings when Rilee Rossouw was on strike. Chahar ran in to bowl and when he was in his delivery stride, the non-striker Tristan Stubbs left the crease too early. Looking at the same, the bowler stopped in his run-up leaving the batter surprised.
Chahar seemed to have warned the Proteas batter rather than running him out, thereby upholding the Spirit of Cricket.
The incident brought smiles in the middle with Rohit Sharma also coming up with a reaction while Stubbs also realised, he was taking undue advantage of stealing a run.
Recently there has been a lot of controversy surrounding Deepti Sharma’s run out against England women cricketer Charlotte Dean for backing up too far at the non-striker’s end. The cricket fraternity has been divided on the dismissal since despite the fact that MCC has made it clear that the dismissal is well within the laws of the game.